New Composers.  Submissions close for the next review on 12th May 2018

Wirripang is happy to consider works of new composers based on the following criteria. These works will be anonymously assessed by an Artists' Advisory Panel (see below) of academics, composers, teachers and performers who meet every six months.

We strongly encourage composers to have all works performance tested and/or vetted by a performer before presentation before the panel.

After initial acceptance, Wirripang composers will continue to submit works for review based on the foregoing procedure (statement, biographical notes and photograph not required).

Publishing Requirements:

For detail information please download the Publishing Guidelines  

Artists' Advisory Panel Members:

          New South Wales:

Professor Dr Michael Atherton, BA (Hons), MA (Hons), PhD (UTS). Writing and Society Research Centre, University of Western Sydney

John Wayne Dixon, MA (Hons), AMusA, LTCL. Lecturer in Composition, Performance and Sound Studies Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong

Dr Michael Dixon, DCA (UOW), MMus (Contemporary Musicology), MPhil (Composition), LRSM, FTCL, former Principal Horn Queensland Orchestra and guest Principal Horn AOBO

Wendy Dixon Dip.Mus (Hons), Master of Music (Mus Ed), Guest Artist Soloists for Opera Australia, private studio and educational teacher of singing

David Miller AM, BA (Hons), Chair Ensemble Studies, Sydney Conservatorium of Music (Piano/Accompaniment)

Assoc Professor Dr Jeanell Carrigan
B.A.(Mus) with distinction (Qld Con), Künstlerische Straatsdiplom (Hochschule fuer Musik, Munich), M.Mus. (UQ) DCA (University of Wollongong). Collaborative Piano Unit, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney

Dr John Peterson, BMus (Hons), MMus, PhD (Sydney), Composer, and Senior Lecturer in Composition at the School of the Arts and Media, University of New South Wales


Dr Houston Dunleavy, composer and conductor.  Academic staff member, The Australian Institute of Music; Musical Director, Sydney Male Choir; Adjunct Fellow, The Australian National University

Dr Vincent Giles, BMus (Hons), PhD (VCA), freelance composer and sound artist

Peter Sheridan, graduate of University of Arizona, London Goldsmith's College and University of California, L.A.  Flautist of international acclaim, specialising in low-flutes. Academic staff member Monash University; Melbourne University; Victorian College of the Arts; Donvale Christian College, Melbourne

"Wirripang New Composition"

This is an innovative new scheme to provide a winner of a recognised competition an opportunity to have his or her winning work published by Wirripang.  It is designed to provide encouragement, incentive and a publishing outlet for a new composer. 

All works published under this scheme will be known as "Wirripang New Composition" (WNC) an imprint of Wirripang Pty. Ltd.  A category under this heading will be created on the website and will be promoted in a similar way to existing composers, although composers published under WNC will have their biographical profile attached to their work listing. An agreement will be entered into for five years and 10% royalty will be paid on net sales.

WNC eligibility: The winner must be chosen from a competition conducted by a recognised organisation approved of by Wirripang with the rules and conditions of the competition  acceptable to Wirripang.

Wirripang is to be promoted as the end publisher during the advertising period of the competition. The competition guidelines should indicate the presentation and set-out requirements standard for publishing by Wirripang. The work will only be accepted if typeset in a computer music program and Wirripang has the right to make recommendations and changes to presentation to ensure compatibility with its publishing style.  It further has the right to reject poor quality presentation or make recommendations to improve the presentation. The work will also be submitted for final approval by the Wirripang Review Panel.