AWARDS, PRIZES, FELLOWSHIPS etc
Appointed as an APRA/AMCOS Ambassador
- My work Never Truly Lost selected as a ‘recommended’ work at the International Rostrum of Composers. ABC entry.
- Awarded the Albert H Maggs Award for Composition
- Awarded an AM (Member of the Order of Australia) in the 2014 Australia Day Honours for “significant service to music as a composer, educator and mentor”.
State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship (with Mike Brady) to research an opera/musical called The Road
Awarded ‘Life Membership’ of the National Australia Brass
Composer Fellowship - Australia Council for the Arts
Shortlisted for the Melbourne Prize for Music - one of four musicians.
Finalist in the McCombe Brass Band March Composition Competition
Fellowship - Ligurian Studies Center, Bogliasco, Italy
Fellowship (Director's Fellow) - Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Umbertide, Italy
Federation Flourish nominated for 2002 APRA/AMC 'Orchestral Work of the Year'
'Best Composition' Dark Side Symphony #5 – Victorian State Award - AMC/APRA
Don Banks Award — Australia Council
ABC Recording of the Year — Listener's Choice Award for Bright Tracks
Visiting Professor (Spring Semester) - Indiana University School of Music
Fellowship - Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Umbertide, Italy
Fellowship - Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy
Explorations Opera Project Grant
Michelle Morrow Composition Prize for I touched your glistening tears
Jean Bogan Prize for solo piano work The Dying of the Light
Nominated for an Australian Performing Rights Association Award (APRA) - 'Contemporary Classical Composition of the Year' for In A Brilliant Blaze
Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize for Bright Tracks for Soprano & String Trio
Nominated for an Australian Performing Rights Association Award (APRA) - 'Contemporary Classical Composition of the Year' for Voices From The Fire.
Visiting Fellow (Jan-May) - Australia-New Zealand Studies Center, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Australian Research Council Large Grant - two year grant to research Australian music - biographical dictionary of Australian composers
Australian Performing Rights Association Award (APRA) - 'Contemporary Classical Composition of the Year' for Toward The Shining Light
Special Initiatives Grant - The University of Melbourne to research Australian music
Asian Music Festival - Deserts Bloom...Lakes Die performed at Seoul, Korea
Publishing contract signed with G. Schirmer (Australia) - the first Australian composer to sign with this company.
ISCM World Music Days - And No Birds Sing performed at Oslo.
Asian Music Festival - Battlements performed at Sendai, Japan
Two National Critics' Circle 'Sounds Australian Awards' for: Stars In A Dark Night — 'Best Australian Orchestral Work' 1989 and 'Best Victorian Work' 1989
Stars In A Dark Night also received two awards for performance by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
International Rostrum of Composers, Paris - Stars In A Dark Night - Symphony No.2 was selected by the ABC as Australia's entry
Composer Fellowship to attend the inaugural 1990 Pacific Composers' Conference in Sapporo, Japan
One Act Opera Award – Awarded jointly by The Sydney Metropolitan Opera Company and the Australian Music Centre - to compose Fahrenheit 451
DEET National Priority Reserve Fund grant of $87,500 to develop curriculum in courses for a specialization in Australian Music Studies
ISCM World Music Days - Beast From Air performed at Hong Kong
Inaugural Composer In Residence - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - Grant from the Australia Council, Performing Arts Board
Equal First Prize - Hambacher International Composers Competition, West Germany for Tuba Concerto
Australian Performing Rights Association Award (APRA) for 'Most Performed Australasian Serious Work' for The Mountain
Second Prize - Stroud Festival, England, International Composition Competition for Aureole 3
ABC/AMC Fellowship - National Orchestral Composers School, Sydney - composed The Mountain
Patenring Scholarship to attend Internationale Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik, Darmstadt, Germany
Albert H. Maggs Award for Composition, Melbourne
Finalist - Trombone Ensemble International Composition Competition, USA for Aurora Australis
First Prize - Orchestral Work Section, Townsville Pacific Festival National Composers Competition for Festive Overture
Special Prize - Don Cowell National Composers Competition, Melbourne for Laudes
Johannes Smit Prize - Memphis State University Prize for Composition, USA
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