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Awards & Opportunities

SOUNZ Projects update

SOUNZ Contemporary Award
Te Tohu Auaha
Applications for 2024 will open in April.

NZ Composer Sessions
Ngā Huihuinga Hāpai i ngā Kaitito o Aotearoa
Applications for the 2024 sessions have now closed. 

SOUNZ Community Commission
Te Tono Mahinga ā-Hapori a SOUNZ
Noel Meek was selected as the composer for the 2023/24 SOUNZ Community Commission.

SOUNZ Jazz Recordings Project
Ngā Hopuranga Puoro Tautito a SOUNZ
Applications for 2024 will open in November.

SOUNZ Commission for Orchestra and Sistema Youth Orchestra
Te Tono Mahinga a SOUNZ mā te Rāngai Puoro me te Rāngai Puoro Taiohi a Sistema
Applications for the 2024 are now open. 
Click here to read more and apply for this opportunity.

SOUNZ Brass Composition Competition
Te Whakataetae Pūtētere a Toi te Arapūoru


Other opportunities

APRA Art Music Fund
Applications for the 2024 APRA Art Music fund have closed. Information about the 2025 APRA Art Music Fund will be available in the coming months.

Wakatipu Music Festival Commission
This opportunity will occur again in 2025. 


Prizes sponsored by SOUNZ

The SOUNZ sponsored prize programme encourages and rewards the performance and composition of New Zealand music in collaboration with various performing and education organisations nationwide. The majority of SOUNZ sponsored prizes are aimed at youth and those in the earlier stages of their musical careers.