Conservatorium of Music

Conference Awards

Further Information


MSA Awards Committee Chair



A number of awards are available to scholars and students attending the conference.

MSA Prize for a Student Delegate

This cash prize of $500 recognises excellence in the research endeavours of a student member of the Musicological Society of Australia presenting a scholarly work at a National Conference. Submissions will be judged on their scholarly content and argument, as well as their presentation.

Students are eligible to apply if they are:

  • Studying in an Australian Institution of Higher Education;
  • Australian students studying overseas.

Applicants must have had their presentation accepted for the conference and be members of the MSA at the time of the conference.

Applicants should supply:

  1. A short letter of application sent as an email attachment;
  2. Name and contact details;
  3. Contact details of your principal supervisor;
  4. Institution and course;
  5. Three copies of the scholarly work to be presented at the conference, OR a copy of the work in Microsoft Word, RTF or PDF format attached to an email, and supporting material;
  6. An abstract and bibliography must be included.

Deadline:   Wednesday 23 November 2011

Applications to:  John Phillips, MSA Awards Committee Chair, [email protected]

The Prize will be announced at the Annual General Meeting of the MSA, 4.00-5.00pm, Saturday 3 December 2011 in the Fox Lecture Theatre at The University of Western Australia.

Please note: The Awards Committee is unable to accept Poster presentations as eligible entries for this year's prize.

For further information please see the MSA Guidelines for this Award.

Don and Joan Squire Award for Voluntary Services to Musicology in Australia

This Award acknowledges exceptional voluntary service to Musicology in Australia. The Award seeks to encourage a culture of volunteering within the MSA and to enhance the standing of the MSA in the music research community. A cash award of $500 will be made to the award winner who will be selected by an Awards Sub-Committee from nominations received from Chapter committees of the MSA.

For further information please see the MSA Guidelines for this Award.

MSA Australian / New Zealand Student and Indigenous Travel Funding

Applications for travel funding have now closed.

This year’s travel grants were jointly funded by the MSA and a generous grant from the Vice Chancellor of The University of Western Australia.

These awards were made available to successful applicants who are:

  • Enrolled in a program of supervised research at a recognised Australian or New Zealand institution of higher education; or
  • Australian or New Zealand citizens studying overseas at a non-Australian or non-New Zealand institution of higher education.

SEMPRE Conference Awards

Applications for the SEMPRE Conference Awards have now closed.

These awards were funded by SEMPRE (Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research) to meet the fees and costs of travel and subsistence associated with attending this conference.

The awards were made to successful applicants who are:

  • Students; or
  • Unwaged delegates

The ‘Power of Music’ conference organisers are very grateful to SEMPRE for the provision of these awards.