McCredie Musicological Award

AAH McCredie Musicological MedalThe McCredie Musicological Award recognises outstanding contribution in musicology by an Australian scholar. It is Australia’s most prestigious award for the study of music—from performance practice, music in the cultural context, through to the theory, analysis and composition of music.

The inaugural award was presented in 2008 and a call for nominations occurs every three to four years.

Emeritus Professor Andrew McCredie AM FAHAEmeritus Professor A. McCredie

The award celebrates the outstanding career of 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. He was an eminent musicologist, who greatly influenced the teaching of music in Australian universities and schools.

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

Eligibility & how to nominate

Nominations will open Thursday 28 February 2019 and close 5:00pm AEST Monday 15 April 2019.

The award of the McCredie Musicological Medal is based on a nomination process. Self-nominations are not accepted. Please review the Award Guidelines prior to submitting a nomination.


    The award is based on a nomination process. It is granted to an Australian scholar working and publishing in musicology who is under the age of 40 years at the time of nomination. Nominees should have completed a Masters by research or a PhD at an Australian university.

    Selection criteria

    In accordance with Professor McCredie’s wishes, the selection process will favour:

    …distinguished contributions to the historical and/or systematic streams of musicology. The historical streams should cover European, Euro-Islamic or Euro-Semitic studies or those in the high cultures of Asia or in the field of transplanted or multi-lingual musical traditions.

    Nominations need to address the academic rigor of the nominee’s work, which may consist of either a single large-scale study or a body of work. The nominee’s work may take a variety of forms, and eligible works may include (but are not limited to) monographs, articles, critical scholarly editions, digital resources, and collections of essays.

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