Bursaries and Scholarships

BURSARIES

An extensive bursary program assists financially disadvantaged students.

The Bursary aims to assist families and students experiencing financial and/or other hardships enabling them to continue with their lessons.

A Bursary may be offered in the form of a discount of 50% and, in exceptional circumstances, up to 100% on tuition fees payable, depending on the financial, compassionate or other circumstances of applicants.

Application forms may be downloaded from the website or are available from the Conservatorium office.

Download a 2022 Bursary Application Form

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Conservatorium offers six competitive non-means-tested scholarships as listed below.

The Scholarship recipient will receive one 30-minute lesson per week at the Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music for the duration of the Conservatorium year; such lessons will be delivered by a Conservatorium-employed teacher. It is expected that above-average progress will be maintained throughout the year.

Enter online now

Complete a 2022 Scholarship Entry form online now
Applications close at 4 pm on Tuesday, 31 August

Please read the Scholarship Conditions of Entry (https://thecon.com.au/Scholarship-Conditions-of-Entry)

 

Entry guidelines

Update 26 August: Due to the ongoing Tamworth lockdown, face-to-face auditions will be replaced by video submissions.

  1. The video must consist of one continuous recording of both audition pieces (no editing).
  2. Ensure you are well-positioned in the video so the scholarship panel can clearly see you and your instrument. AMEB NSW has put together a set of guidelines that you can follow, available at https://www.ameb.nsw.edu.au/exams/video-exam-recording.
  3. Accompaniment is not required. The use of backing tracks is optional (ensure we can hear you over the track in the recording).
  4. Applicants should introduce themselves and their pieces at the start of the video.
  5. Videos must be submitted no later than 11 pm on Saturday, 18 September, but can be submitted at any time before this date.
  6. Submit your video by visiting WeTransfer (https://wetransfer.com/). This is a free service for sending large files (videos are usually too large to email).
    • Click/tap Add your files and select your video
    • Type admin[at]thecon[dot]com[dot]au in the Email to field
    • Enter your email address in the Your email field
    • In the Title field, type Scholarship: Student's name (e.g. Scholarship: Joe Smith)
    • A message is optional
    • Click Transfer - you may be asked to verify your email address before the upload starts (follow the instructions in the email you receive)

 

Jean Grace Gray Youth String Scholarship
  • No more than 18 years of age by 31 December 2021
  • Candidates must perform two works of contrasting style by different composers
  • Total performance time must not exceed 15 minutes
  • Approximate AMEB Grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
Jeff & Hazel Lee Youth Piano Scholarship
  • No more than 18 years of age by 31 December 2021
  • Candidates must perform two works of contrasting style by different composers
  • Total performance time must not exceed 15 minutes
  • Approximate AMEB Grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music Youth Instrumental Scholarship
  • No more than 18 years of age by 31 December 2021
  • Candidates must perform two works of contrasting style by different composers
  • Total performance time must not exceed 15 minutes
  • Approximate AMEB Grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music Vocal Scholarship
  • No more than 25 years of age by 31 December 2021
  • Candidates must perform two works of contrasting style by different composers
  • Total performance time must not exceed 15 minutes
  • Approximate AMEB Grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music Junior Scholarship

New in 2021!

  • Any instrument or voice type
  • No more than 12 years of age by 31 December 2021
  • Candidates must perform two works of contrasting style by different composers
  • Total performance time must not exceed 10 minutes
  • Approximate AMEB Grade 2 or 3 (or equivalent)
  • Must have been enrolled in individual tuition at the Conservatorium since the beginning of Term 1, 2021
Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music Rural Scholarship

New in 2021!

  • Any instrument or voice type
  • No more than 18 years of age by 31 December 2021
  • Must travel at least 45 km to have weekly face-to-face lessons at the Tamworth Conservatorium
  • Candidates must perform two works of contrasting style by different composers
  • Total performance time must not exceed 15 minutes
  • Any grade
  • Must have been enrolled in individual tuition at the Conservatorium since the beginning of Term 1, 2021

 

A Copyright Declaration Form must also accompany the scholarship application. Download a form from the OneMusic Australia website.