The Dunedin Youth Orchestra currently awards three scholarships each calendar year.
- Dunedin Youth Orchestra Young Musicians’ Award:
Two instances of this award are presented each September to two members of the orchestra in recognition of their outstanding musical achievement and commitment to the orchestra. They are presented with $1,000 and perform solo the following year accompanied by the orchestra. Click through for more information.
- Audrey Reid Composition Prize:
This new award, presented annually in May, recognises excellence in orchestral composition by a composer of youth orchestra age (they do not have to be a member of the orchestra). They are presented with $1,000 and have their winning piece performed by the orchestra in the same year. Click through for more information.