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Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music

Two students sitting on lawn outside Clocktower
Value$1,500
Number Offered1
Closing Date 2 September (2019)

Information

This prize was founded in the year 1943 in memory of the late Philip Foster Neill, by his sister, who in that year settled the sum of £1,000 with the Trustees, Executors and Agency Co. Ltd., with instructions to pay the annual income to the Council. The late Mr Philip Neill was a medical student of the University of Otago, who died in 1943.

Applicants must:

  • be a past or present student of a university in New Zealand
  • submit an original and unaided work in a form of structure prescribed by examiners, along with a midi recording of the work.

An excercise which has been submitted for the degree of Bachelor of Music or a composition which has already been published in written or recorded form, including public broadcast, will not be accepted. 

2019 topic and requirements:

  • Composers are invited to write a song or songs for mezzo soprano and piano, between 10 - 15 minutes in duration.
  • The work may be based on texts by New Zealand writers or by the composer themselves.
  • You must submit a (physical) score as well as a MIDI recording of the work.

    Please note: these requirements should be read in conjunction with the Prize Regulations which are included with the application information available for download below.

Contact details

All related enquiries can be made to scholarships@otago.ac.nz

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