Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition 2018

Welcome to the Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition in collaboration with the illustrious Acacia Quartet.

$3,250 in cash prizes plus multiple performances and a studio recording licenced for release and digital distribution through ABC Classics.

Applicants are invited to submit an original musical composition based on the set of inspiration artworks ‘Stormy Seashore’ by Sue Needham for the quintet ensemble of string quartet and classical guitar of 7-10 minutes in duration.

$2,000 First Prize Sponsored by Matt Withers

$750 Second Prize Sponsored by Walkin Promotions

$500 Emerging Composer Sponsored by Rick Falkiner’s Guitar Centre.

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