Sponsored by The Brisbane Club.


The Brisbane Club Award: cash prize of $5,000 (first prize). The Jim Massie Memorial Prize: cash prize of $2,000 (runner-up prize). The Brisbane Club Members Choice Award valued $500.

Each classical department is to nominate its best student for this competition.

Date of competition

6:30pm Monday 19 October 2020 - Ian Hanger Recital Hall.

Award dinner: 6:00pm Tuesday 20 October 2020 - Brisbane Club.


The competition will be held at the Ian Hanger Recital Hall and the award dinner will take place at The Brisbane Club.

  • The awards are open to an emerging instrumental or vocal artist from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

Competition rules

  • Each department is to nominate their best student for this competition. The criteria for this nomination is performance ability and must take into account musicality, communication skills, style, and potential. The method of selecting individuals is to be decided by each department.
  • The adjudication panel will consist of a nominee of The Brisbane Club, the Director (or nominee) and Heads of Departments (or nominees).
  • The competitors are required to perform a 20-minute programme.