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27 Mar 2021
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About the Prize

Ethel Osborn was a well-known operatic soprano with an international career who returned to Queensland in 1951 and became a part-time examiner in singing with the Department of Music at the University of Queensland from 1952 to 1962. 

The Ethel Osborn Prize was established in 1983 following a bequest of $15,000 from John Gilmour in memory of his wife, Ethel Osborn Gilmour.


Awarded for the most outstanding performance in classical voice.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music (Honours) or a dual program that includes the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music (Honours).

How to apply

Please review the Senate Rules for this scholarship and the rules below (under ‘Selection Criteria').

Download and complete the Application Form. Email completed applications to concerts@uq.edu.au.  

All applications must be submitted to the School.


Selection criteria

Heats Friday 30 April 2021, 6pm, Nickson Room

Final Friday 7 May 2021, 6pm, Nickson Room

Competition rules:

  • Heats- max 10 mins duration
  • Finals- max 20 mins duration
  • No more than 6 candidates to proceed from heats to finals in each competition
  • Competitors to organise and self-fund any rehearsals with pianist prior to heats and final if required
  • Winner (automatic) and runner up (by invitation) in each competition to perform in prize winner concert


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Scholarship value : AUD$1,000

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