Michael John Crowley Memorial Scholarship 

For a student studying classical guitar at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, who is selected by MCM classical guitar academics based on demonstrated hard work and improvement. The student may be studying at any level (Undergraduate, Honours or Postgraduate) and is to be selected at the end of the academic year based on academic performance during the year.


2015 Sophie Marcheff

2016 Louis Smith

2017 James O’Hare

2018 Chloe Wylie

The Guitar Perspectives Composition Award

This award aimed towards composers consists of a $2,000 commission for a five-minute work that is approachable and idiomatic for guitarists at a tertiary level and engaging for audiences.  The aim is to encourage the composition of new works for nylon string classical guitar by emerging Australian composers.   The award will be made to a recent graduate or current student of the MCM composition program.  The sponsors don’t seek to restrict the musical styles explored by the composers.  The piece will be performed live and recorded as part of the Guitar Perspectives concert series.

Composers commissioned:

2016 Samuel Smith

2017 Ade Vincent

2018 Caerwen Martin

2019 Darrin Archer