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Merlyn Myer Music Commission 
Melbourne Recital Centre announces applications are now open for Australian female-composer competition. The Merlyn Myer Music Commission enables an Australian female composer to create a new musical work, providing creative freedom and fostering artistic development while providing an opportunity for the composer’s new work to be performed, heard, and recorded in a performance setting at Melbourne Recital Centre. The commission component of this project is $12,000 cash and the Centre covers all costs associated with the presentation and documentation of the performance. Applications close 30 November. Find out more.

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Thuy On is Reviews Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She was the books editor of The Big issue for 8 years. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was published by University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). Her next collection, Decadence, was published in July 2022, also by UWAP. Twitter: @thuy_on