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.


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.  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.

How to apply

The next call for nominations will take place in 2019. Details of the award’s selection criteria, application and review process will be posted here.