The Australian College of Music recognises the hard work of students who achieve good results. There are a variety of awards available to students.
Gold and Silver Excellence Awards
Gold Awards are given for the highest mark obtained in the State and Silver Awards given for the second highest mark obtained. These awards are given for both Speech and Music and are awarded for each grade level and are presented at the Awards’ Evenings that are held in Brisbane and Townsville each year.
Sheila Birchley Award
This is granted each year in honour of our co-founder, Mrs. Sheila Birchley. The Sheila Birchley Award carries with it a $250.00 cheque to assist the recipient with further study. There are a number of criteria used in deciding the recipient for each particular year. Among these are: performance as demonstrated by examination results including both practical and theoretical components; ambassadorial qualities; potential etc.
Patrick Ryan Achievement Awards
There are two awards granted each year to students in Years 7 to 9 in honour of our co-founder, Mr Patrick Ryan (OAM). These awards carry with them a $100 cheque to assist the recipient with further study. Criteria used in deciding the award include involvement with the College and consistency in achievement. Teachers can nominate appropriate candidate/s deserving of these awards, outlining work ethic, commitment, dedication and consistency in achievement.
Annabel Garriock Award of Excellence
This award is granted in memory of a student, Annabel Garriock who suffered from Cystic Fibrosis and was aged 16 when she died. She had been involved with ACM for 8 years. This award carries a book prize in Australian literature to the value of $50 be awarded to a student who has completed Grade 5 Speech and Drama, preferably both Theory and Practical.