The Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) of New South Wales recently held a competition for young composers. Celebrating 100 years of music education, AMEB were seeking a new fanfare to be premiered at their Centenary Concert at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
The piece requirements were interesting. The two-minute composition needed two arrangements; one for solo organ, and one for a ten-piece brass ensemble. It also needed a section that could be repeated, in case a future live performance needs to be extended.
I am very pleased to announce that my composition has been selected as the winner, and the brass version will be opening the Centenary Concert on the 10th of August. I am also very lucky to receive the award of $5000 for this piece. After spending many years studying for AMEB exams, it is a special honour to have been selected.
Tickets to the AMEB Centenary Concert can be found here. The tickets are sold through the City Recital Hall, however, the concert is at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, in the Verbrugghen Hall at 7:30pm.