2020 Billy Thorpe Scholarship Finalists Announced!

Congratulations to this year's Billy Thorpe Scholarship finalists! Four Queensland songwriters have been selected from the incredible pool of talent that applied this year and are now one step closer to the $10,000 prize.

In the running for the 2020 Scholarship is alt-rock powerhouse Jaguar Jonze, folk wordsmith Dan Baker, singer songwriter Harry Phillips and pop-rocker Hope D.

The scholarship, funded by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and named in honour of the late Billy Thorpe, a great Australian rock musician who passed away in February 2007, was designed to help develop the future of "rock and roll." Billy Thorpe spent his formative years in Brisbane and made an enormous contribution to the Australian and global music industry over five decades of performing, writing and producing. The winner of the Billy Thorpe Scholarship will have the opportunity to record with an established producer and to meet with, and receive advice around career planning from a representative from Chugg Entertainment.

The Scholarship recipient will be announced during the Queensland Music Awards ceremony on March 3, 2020. Tickets on sale now. 

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