ACMA Competition – Call for new musical works

ACMA Composition Competition

Call for new musical works

Theme: Pacifica
Deadline: January 31, 2013 February 5, 2013
(this has been extended due to an uploading issue which has now been resolved)
Eligibility: All current ACMA Members


  • 1st: $400
  • 2nd: $200
  • 3rd: $100

The top submissions (up to 10, depending on running time) will be published in the new ACMA Compilation CD “Pacifica”, which will be distributed by the Australian Music Centre, iTunes, and various other music Distributors.

All Composers whose submissions are published on the CD will also receive a free copy of the CD.

This competition is open to all member of ACMA.  If you are not a member of ACMA, you can join here: All works must be composed within the last two years. Maximum duration is 10 minutes.

More information here:



ACMC 2012

On behalf of ACMA I would like to thank Andrew R. Brown, Matt Hitchcock and all the other helpers and volunteers who worked together to make the 2012 conference at the Queensland Conservatorium at Griffith University in Brisbane a huge success.

It was a well organised conference with great guests, a wonderful venue, excellent sound team, helpful people everywhere, perfect coffee and a really exciting atmosphere.

I would also like to thank our keynote speakers Miller Puckette and Michael Young for their inspiring talks.

Also thank you to everyone who participated in the conference, the speakers, performers and the audience. It is always great when the community gathers for special events.

Tim Opie


ACMC 2011 thanks

On behalf of ACMA I would like to thank John Coulter and the entire conference team for all their hard work in Auckland.

It was a big event, and there were a lot of people involved to make it run as smoothly as it did. The coffee was always hot at the end of every paper session, the tech team for the concerts and installations were amazing, and the functions were very well catered. The whole event ran with an organic and fluid motion that would have taken a lot of preparation.

I would also like to thank our keynote speakers Simon Emmerson and Ian Whalley, who were both such kind and welcome participants throughout the conference, also our other special guests John Cousins, Gerardo Dirie, John Elmsly, and Jason Phillips.

Thanks also to the School of Music at the University of Auckland and Professor Jenny Dixon for allowing us to use those wonderful facilities, and for opening the conference for us. Also thank you to everyone who participated in and attended the conference. It takes a whole community to make a conference.

Tim Opie