APPC 2024 invites composers of all ages from Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand to be part of this exciting repertoire-building competition!
To foster the creation and sharing of new pedagogical piano music from Australia and New Zealand, with a focus on stimulating the interest of today’s student pianists.
Open to residents of Australia and New Zealand.
Category (a) school age as of July 2024
Category (b) open (18 years and older)
PRIZES & AWARDS
(a) First prize $1000, live performance at APPC 2024, publication by Hal Leonard in Piano Teacher Magazine.
(b) First prize $1500, live performance at APPC 2024, publication by Hal Leonard in Piano Teacher Magazine.
Consideration will be given by the AMEB for inclusion of suitable works in its piano syllabus. Other compositions of sufficient merit will be awarded honourable mentions, and these will also be performed during APPC 2024.
Hal Leonard Award: prize pack of newly published music titles to the value of $400
Kawai Award: ES120 portable keyboard (valued at $1095)
Elena Kats-Chernin AO (composer)
Ian Munro (pianist, composer)
Angela Turner (pianist, educator)
Composers in each category are invited to submit solo piano works of maximum 5 minutes duration. In order to be considered for publication in Piano Teacher magazine, compositions must be no more than five (5) pages in length. For examples, please consult the Piano Teacher website: http://thepianoteacher.com.au/digital-resources/
Composers are encouraged to conceive music that would appeal to student pianists and their teachers, guided by repertoire represented by the AMEB syllabus grades 3—6. Consideration will be given to artistic imagination, technical skill, ingenuity and suitability for young players. Works must be original (written solely by the applicant) and not previously published, although works that have been previously performed are permitted.
Please download the entry form linked below for further details.