McCredie Musicological Award

Applications now open for the 2019 McCredie Musicological Award

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Applications now open for the 2019 McCredie Musicological Award

The McCredie Musicological Award recognises outstanding achievement in musicology by an Australian scholar under the age of 40. It is one of Australia’s most prestigious awards for the study of musicology— from performance practice, music in the cultural context, through to the theory, analysis and composition of music.

The award celebrates the outstanding career of the late Andrew McCredie AM FAHA (1930–2006) Emeritus Professor of Musicology at the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide, and Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. McCredie was one of Australia’s leading musicologists, who greatly influenced the teaching of music in Australian universities and schools.

“This is Australia’s most prestigious musicological award” said Awards Committee member and leading musicologist Professor John Griffiths AM Oficial Orden Isabel la Católica FAHA. “It recognises outstanding musical scholarship, and encourages next-generation excellence.” The inaugural award was presented in 2008 and previous recipients have worked on topics ranging from the role of music in intercultural exchange, to the music of Australian composer David Lumsdaine, to music theory in Renaissance Germany.

Applications for the McCredie Musicological Award are now open and will close at AEST 5:00pm Monday April 15, 2019.

The McCredie Musicological Award is based on a nomination process. Self nominations are not accepted.

This award was created through a generous bequest to the Academy by Professor McCredie.