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February 11, 2020 9:00AM—July 1, 2020 5:00PM •

University of Otago | Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music


Applications are now open for the 2020 Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music. The competition is open to all past and present students of the universities of New Zealand and in 2020 is valued at $1500.

Topic: Compose a work for mezzo soprano, violin and piano using any text or texts.

  • You may substitute piano with electronic backing track or live electronics.
  • The work may be divided into more than one song, or may be a continuous piece.
  • The work should be between 10 - 15 minutes in duration.
  • The work should be written for professional musicians but must not be unreasonably difficult technically.
  • You must submit a full (physical) score as well as a MIDI recording of the work.

Click here to read more, and to access the application form.

Start time

February 11, 2020 9:00AM

End time

July 1, 2020 5:00PM