Scholarships and Prizes 2007:
John Lowell Osgood Memorial Prize 2007 Dissertation
Applications are invited from undergraduate and postgraduate students of music at Oxford to compete for the John Lowell Osgood Memorial Prize. The prize was established with a view to encouraging Chamber Music composition as well as research on the history and aesthetics of Music. The prize is offered during Trinity Term of each year, alternately either for a chamber music composition or for a dissertation involving serious research on some subject, approved by the Heather Professor of Music, and which deals with Music from the historical or the aesthetic aspect. The composition piece or pieces are limited to lasting approximately 10-15 minutes' duration in performance, and dissertations are limited to 5,000 words. The prize is awarded provided that the work as a whole has not been, nor is about to be, submitted for a degree of this or any other university.
In 2008 the prize will be for the first category, chamber music composition; dissertation, and applications should include: the applicant's curriculum vitae and the original work (dissertation involving serious research on some subject, approved by the Heather Professor of Music, and which deals with Music from the historical or the aesthetic aspect, of up to 5,000 words).
Applications should be submitted not later than 1 May 2008 and should be sent to the Faculty Administrator and Board Secretary, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DB. Two judges assess all applications and the Faculty Board determines the value of the prize in the light of the judges' report. The prize is normally of the order of £550 per annum.