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The Tommy Norman Awards for Jazz Performance

Mrs Kim Norman has established the Tommy Norman Awards for Jazz Performance in memory of her late husband, Dr Tommy Norman, in recognition of his love for jazz, particularly in the later years of his life. The Tommy Norman Awards for Jazz Performance are to be made by the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, to undergraduate students (including Honours) majoring in jazz performance. There will be two awards, both restricted to full-time students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents:

The Tommy Norman Award, for Jazz Performance

  1. Priority for this prize will be given to Jazz Piano, but if there is not a suitable pianist in a particular year, the award may be made for a different instrument (or voice).
  2. The prize will be awarded by the Director of the Elder Conservatorium on the recommendation of the Head of Jazz Studies who will consult with staff teaching in the jazz area.
  3. Previous recipients of the prize are not eligible for re-nomination.
  4. The cash value of the prize will be $500 or such amount as may be determined by the Director of the Elder Conservatorium from time to time.
  5. To be eligible for nomination the student must have demonstrated excellence in jazz performance during the studies at the Elder Conservatorium of Music.

The Tommy Norman Bursary for Jazz

  1. This bursary may be considered for award at the beginning of each academic year.
  2. The bursary may be awarded to any undergraduate student (including Honours) majoring in jazz performance. There is no restriction to a particular instrument.
  3. The bursary will be awarded at the discretion of the Director of the Elder Conservatorium on the recommendation of the Head of Jazz Studies who will consult with staff teaching in the jazz area.
  4. The cash value of the bursary will be as determined by the Director of the Elder Conservatorium.
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