McCredie Musicological Award
Australia’s most prestigious award for the study of music.
Who can apply
The McCredie Musicological Award recognises outstanding contribution in musicology by an Australian early-to-mid-career scholar, from performance practice, music in the cultural context, through to the theory, analysis and composition of music.
How to apply
Nominations occur every 3-4 years. The next date for nominations has not yet been confirmed.
Australia’s most prestigious award for the study of music was created through a generous bequest by Andrew McCredie AM FAHA (PDF, 547KB) (1930–2006). It celebrates his outstanding career as an Academy Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Musicology at the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide. Professor McCredie was an eminent musicologist who greatly influenced the teaching of music in Australian universities and schools.
Dr Sarah Collins is the recipient of the 2019 McCredie Musicological Award. Dr Collins is a senior lecturer of Musicology at the University of Western Australia Conservatorium of Music. Her research focuses on the intersection between political, aesthetic and ethical concerns in music literature of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.
Dr David Irving, University of Melbourne, for his combined research on the performance of music between c.1550–1800 and the role of music in intercultural exchange with a particular focus on southeast Asia. Dr Irving was elected Fellow of the Academy in 2015.
Dr Michael Hooper, University of New South Wales, for his research of the music of Australian composer David Lumsdaine – possibly the first monograph on any Australian composer devoted to the analysis of their music.