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The E Harold Davies Prize for Organ


In 1947 the sum of £400 (subsequently increased to £500) was raised by private subscription and paid to the University for the purpose of establishing a scholarship or prize to commemorate the work of E Harold Davies, FRCM, who for twenty eight years was Elder Professor of Music and Director of the Elder Conservatorium of Music.  He founded the Adelaide Bach Society and the South Australian Orchestra and was responsible for the creation of the Australian Music Examinations Board.


The value of the Prize will be $800 per year, or such other amount as the Director of the Elder Conservatorium shall from time to time determine but such amount shall not exceed the income from the invested funds each year.

Eligibility & Selection of Candidate

The prize will be awarded on the recommendation of the Director of the Elder Conservatorium to the an organ student or a student of a classical keyboard instrument at the Elder Conservatorium, however preference shall be given to a student of organ.

If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in a given year then the prize shall lapse for that year.

If there is more than one candidate of sufficient merit, then the prize shall be shared equally.


These rules may be varied from time to time but the title and general purpose of the prize shall not be changed.

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