2023 Music Scholarship Program
Applications are invited from outstanding voice and instrumental students and performers for music scholarships to be offered as part of the Wesley Music Scholars Program for 2023. The Scholarships are financed jointly by the Wesley Uniting Church and Wesley Music Foundation (WMF) and have been awarded each year since 1994.
The scholarships are awarded by competitive process to those students who can demonstrate that they:-
- have great potential as a vocalist or instrumentalist, and
- can benefit from opportunities to practise, perform, make recordings as a soloist or in ensemble in the unique spaces and facilities of the Wesley Music Centre and Wesley Uniting Church.
Wesley Music Scholars play an important role in the active musical life of the Music Ministry of Wesley Uniting Church, especially in relation to Sunday services at both 9am and 10.45am.
Scholars also have opportunities to practise and to perform in the Wesley Music Centre for Autumn and Spring Scholars’ concerts, for Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts and other concerts from time to time. There may also be special events during the year which will provide opportunities for scholars.
All scholarship holders have the benefit of a highly supportive and positive environment as well as financial assistance towards student fees, travel or other education expenses. They also have access to the Music Centre for their own performances, such as graduation recitals or other recitals or recordings, through the year. The Scholars become a group of peer musicians who support and work with each other.
Currently there are nine Music Scholars (oboe, trumpet, violin, viola, cello, voice and piano).
Full-time tertiary students (music and non-music majors) will be given priority in the awarding of this years’ Scholarships. However senior secondary school, college students and other young people with appropriate skills, potential and interest in music performance, are also encouraged to apply. (i.e. AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent standard is expected for instrumentalists).
The nature and value of the scholarships will be determined in the light of the background and potential of successful applicants and the available funding.
Enquiries can be made to to Liz McKenzie (Director, Wesley Music Centre) at
Suitable applicants will be invited to audition and interview before a small panel at the Wesley Music Centre.