Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music

The Prize is awarded annually by the University of Otago, for excellence in original composition. In 2014 it is valued at $1500.

The competition is open to all past and present students of the
universities of New Zealand.

The topic for 2014 is a work for oboe or soprano saxophone or alto saxophone and piano.

The work must be at least eight minutes and not more than eighteen minutes in duration.

When submitting your score, please also submit a midi recording of the work on disk.

Applications close with the University on 1 July 2014.

More information is available on the University of Otago website.

Premiere of "Icons and Artifice"

Stroma’s upcoming concert on 5 May, St Andrews on Tce at 6pm, will feature the world premiere of Michael Norris’s Icons and Artifice, a new work for bass clarinet duo, ensemble and live electronics. The guest soloists are the Duo Stump-Linshalm from Vienna, whose recently released CD with Kairos has been garnering much international praise.