Awards & Recognition

Amy’s musical talents have been recognised with scholarships, prizes, grants and composition development opportunities.

 

2015

  • AFI | AACTA Nomination for Best Music Score for Documentary (James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D).
Amy nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Original Score
Amy nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Original Score
  • Finalist (top 5) in the APRA Professional Development Awards for Screen Music.

2014

  • The Jimmy Van Heusen Award, awarded by The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP Foundation).
  • Winners and Losers (for which Amy composes the music) nominated for a 2014 Logie Award for “Most Popular Drama Program”.
  • Amy was awarded a full tuition scholarship to attend the 2014 NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in New York City. The 2014 NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop is an intensive summer school, educating participants in the rich traditions of classical Hollywood film scoring. Whilst at the workshop, Amy studied with film composer heavyweights:
    – Mark Snow (The X-Files)
    – Ira Newborn (Naked Gun, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)
    – Sean Callery (Homeland, 24, Elementary)
  • Awarded Associate Representation with the Australian Music Centre
Amy receiving the Jimmy van Heusen Award at the ASCAP Awards in New York City
Amy receiving the Jimmy van Heusen Award at the ASCAP Awards in New York City

2013

  • Finalist (top 5, and the only girl!) in the APRA Professional Development Awards for Screen Music, which had over 1500 entries.

2011

  • Finalist in the 48 Hour International Film Project, Melbourne
  • Finalist in the WOW Film Festival

2010

  • Winning Composition in the 2010 Cybec 21st Century Composers Program
  • Selected Composer for the 101 Compositions for 100 Years Project
  • Composition Grant from Ars Musica Australis

2009

  • Selected Composer for the Australian National Music Camp
  • Selected Composer and Performer for the premiere concert of Kammerklang

2008

  • Selected Composer for the Australian National Music Camp
  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music, First Class Honours Degree
  • The Performing Australian Music Competition (London)
  • Selected Composer for the Launch Concert of Chronology Arts

2007

  • Highly Commended in The Miriam Hyde Competition for Piano Composition
  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music – Symphony Orchestra Composer Opportunity

2006

  • The Women’s College Music Scholarship
  • The Ellen Bundock Prize for Excellence in Music
  • The Sydney Conservatorium of Music Doris Burnett Ford Award for Composition
  • Golden Key International Honour Society for Academic Excellence

2005

  • The Women’s College Music Scholarship
  • The Ellen Bundock Prize for Excellence in Music
  • Awarded the AmusA (Associate Diploma of Piano Performance)

2004

  • The Women’s College Music Scholarship
  • The Ellen Bundock Prize for Excellence in Music
  • University of Sydney Undergraduate Access Scholarship
  • The Sydney Conservatorium of Music Roy Agnew Prize for Composition
  • The Sydney Conservatorium of Music Board of Governors Award for Composition

2000

  • At age 15, Amy won the Roger Woodward Playoff Competition for a performance of an original piano composition.

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