Limelight Composition Competition

sunday 26 JULY 2015 - 9:30 aM - 5 pm

Santa Sabina College, Strathfield NSW, 2135

A workshop in compositional techniques for secondary school students, years 9-11. While the workshops focus on years 9-11, other students are encouraged to attend the workshops if they’re considering composition studies or electives at any level.

Concert: 4-5 pm on Sunday 26 July, Acacia Quartet, Ensemble Offspring and Sally Whitwell will be presenting a concert of new music including five world premieres (by Alex Pozniak, Nicholas Vines, Anastasia Pahos, Holly Harrison and Andrew Batt-Rawden). The four works commissioned for the event (Pozniak, Vines, Pahos, Harrison) will be performed twice.

The new works will have resource kits made available after the workshop.

The workshop component will involve members of the performing ensembles and the composers workshopping compositions of students with a view to guide students in;

  • Instrumentation and orchestration
  • Compositional development techniques include harmony, rhythm and melody.

Students will receive immediate feedback on their works from the ensemble and the resident composers.


"The Acacia Quartet is superb. These fine musicians have only been playing together since 2010. Their achievements in those few years are impressive indeed." - The Music Trust, 2015, read more here



Acacia is extremely grateful for the generous wine sponsorship of Fourth Wave Wine in 2015, which allows us to provide drinks at each of our 'Acacia Presents...' concerts, including our upcoming 5th birthday 'Five Chapters' performances!

Become a Patron of Acacia now by donating through the Australian Cultural Fund. As a Patron of Acacia, your donation will be fully tax-deductable and you will be recognised on our programs (unless you wish to remain anonymous). You will also receive invitations to open rehearsals and live-to-air performances at Fine Music 102.5