Prize details

Ross Harris Award for Live Electronic Music


No monetary value

Closing date:

No application required


Students must be enrolled in a composition course in the year of the award.


Named after the director of the Lilburn Electroacoustic Music Studios at Victoria University of Wellington from 1980-1994, this award recognizes excellence in the field of live electronics (sonic art).

The prize is awarded at the end of the academic year for excellence in sonic art, typically on the basis of an exceptional project or projects with a live component created in the year of the award.

This award has no cash prize. Its prestige comes from the fact that it is awarded by the composition department of the New Zealand School of Music for an outstanding student.

The selection panel shall consist of at least two full-time composers on the staff at the NZ School of Music and the Head of the School of Music (or their nominee).