The 22-year-old from Western Australia receives $5000 and will see his work premiered by the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra.
The smash-hit musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda will receive its Australian premiere in 2021.
Highlights include a new work by Jessica Wells, a choir of thousands, and the return of a revamped Opera at Jimbour.
The Board of Directors has announced that the Company, which is renowned for performing chamber vocal repertoire, must regretfully cease operations.
The two Melbourne festivals will become one in 2020.
She joins an all-star cast for Stateless, a drama about Australia's immigration system.
Samantha Clarke, a student of Yvonne Kenny's, has received the school's most esteemed award for soloists.
Labor and the Greens have announced their visions for arts and culture, while the Coalition is yet to release a formal policy.
Monash Art Ensemble, Aura Go, the Orava Quartet and Joseph Tawadros are among the successful recipients.
Each episode of Classics Unlocked, produced by Universal Music Australia, will explore a period of music or body of work.
The Coalition will retain its funding freeze of the ABC but renew the broadcaster’s enhanced new program funding. Labor will reverse the freeze, with a further $40m for Australian programs.
With ticket sales up 12 percent on last year, the Festival’s 25th anniversary year has been its most successful ever.
The 90-year-old composer used a megaphone to air his long-held grievances about Opera Australia as the houselights went down.