Newcastle Scholarships

Newcastle Scholarships

The Music Teachers’ Association of NSW, Newcastle Committee, presents the 2022 Scholarships.
Four awards are on offer:
  • The Errol Collins Award for violin or viola
  • The Wendy Ireland Award for cello
  • The Joyce Blewitt Award for piano
  • The Nan Price Memorial Scholarship for piano

Locations

Morning Session, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Violin and Cello Awards

Christ Church Cathedral
52 Church St (between Wolfe St and Newcomen St)
Newcastle NSW 2300

Afternoon Session, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Piano Awards

Adamstown Uniting Church
228 Brunker Road
Adamstown NSW 2289

Regulations

Errol Collins Award (violin and viola)
Download Errol Collins Award Regulations
1. Open to violin and viola students residing in NSW.
2. Maximum age limit is 23 years (inclusive).
3. Maximum age will be determined at the official date of performance.
4. Repertoire presented must be within the requirements set out by the MTA NSW Newcastle Branch. For works requiring a collaborative artist, it is the responsibility of the entrant to arrange the artist. Backing tracks/recorded accompaniment will not be accepted.
5. Two contrasting works for violin or viola are to be presented and may include collaborative artists (piano, small ensemble where violin or viola is the soloist) by arrangement of the performer.
6. Maximum performance time for combined works is 15 minutes.
7. Prizes: $750 will be awarded to the 1st place award winner. A runner up prize of $250 may be awarded if there are 5 or more award entrants, and at the discretion of the adjudicator.

Wendy Ireland Award (cello)
Sponsored by the Newcastle Branch and Beth Porter
Download Wendy Ireland Award Regulations
1. Open to cello students residing in NSW.
2. Maximum age limit is 18 years (inclusive).
3. Maximum age will be determined at the official date of performance.
4. Repertoire presented must be within the requirements set out by MTA NSW Newcastle Branch. For works requiring a collaborative artist, it is the responsibility of the entrant to arrange the artist. Backing tracks/recorded accompaniment will not be accepted.
5. One or two own-choice works are to be presented, which must be for cello, and may include collaborative artists (piano, small ensemble where cello is the soloist) by arrangement of the cellist.
6. Maximum performance time is 12 minutes.
7. Prize: $500 will be awarded to the 1st place award winner.

Joyce Blewitt Award (Piano, Grades 6-8)
Sponsored by the Newcastle Branch
Download Joyce Blewitt Award Regulations
1. Open to piano students residing in NSW, at Grade 6 - 8 (or equivalent).
2. Maximum age limit is 18 years.
3. Maximum age will be determined at the official date of performance.
4. Repertoire presented must be within the requirements set out by MTA NSW Newcastle Branch. Works must be piano solo only. No works which require accompaniment, backing tapes or CDs will be accepted.
5. Two works of contrasting mood and style to be presented.
6. Combined maximum time limit is 8-10 minutes.
7. Prize: $250 will be awarded to the 1st place award winner.

Nan Price Memorial Scholarship (Piano, Certificate and Diploma)
Sponsored by the Newcastle Branch
Download Nan Price Memorial Scholarship Regulations
1. Open to piano students residing in NSW, at Certificate & Diploma level (or equivalent).
2. Maximum age limit is 23 years.
3. Maximum age will be determined at the official date of performance.
4. Repertoire presented must be within the requirements set out by MTA NSW Newcastle Branch. Works must be piano solo only. No works which require accompaniment, backing tapes or CDs will be accepted.
5. Two works of contrasting mood and style to be presented.
6. Combined maximum time limit is 12 minutes.
7. Prizes: $750 will be awarded to the 1st place winner. A runner up prize of $250 may be awarded if there are 5 or more entrants, at the discretion of the adjudicator.

General Requirements for All Scholarships

Registration

1. Winner of the previous year is NOT eligible to enter the following year, but may enter again the year after that.
2. Entrants who are or have been students of the adjudicator at any time during the last 12 months preceding this event, shall not be eligible to compete.
3. The MTA Newcastle Branch reserves the right to amend or refuse entry, to alter prizes, or cancel the event in the case of insufficient entries.
4. Entries must be submitted online via official registration website (i.e. TryBooking), with full details available from the website at www.mtansw.org.au.
5. Applicants must submit their registration by the due date. Late entries will not be accepted.
6. The decision of the MTA NSW Newcastle Branch in all questions of dispute arising out of, or not provided for by these regulations and conditions, will be final. No dispute will become the subject of any appeal by law.

Performance

7. These auditions are to be treated as a public performance and therefore are open to the public free of charge.
8. Entrants must present themselves at the door/desk at least 15 minutes prior to the starting time.
9. A copy of the music to be performed must be provided to the adjudicator. It should be handed in to the music coordinator on arrival. Original music must be collected by the competitor at the end of the adjudication. All care is taken, but no responsibility for music that is left behind. Photocopies will be destroyed.
10. Copyright laws will be strictly adhered to. The entrant must have an original copy (where available) in order to enter. The MTA NSW Newcastle Branch will not be liable for any copyright infringement.
11. Entrants should present themselves with a suitable standard of dress and stage manner.
12. Entrants must not be coached or prompted in any way while performing. This behaviour will result in immediate disqualification.
13. The use of recording devices is strictly prohibited and photography will not be allowed during performances. Failure to observe this may result in disqualification.
14. Any protest regarding a performer/interference etc. shall be lodged in writing with the convenor. The protest will be considered and decided upon within half an hour of the completion of these auditions and the decision will be final.

Adjudication

15. The decision of the adjudicator(s) will be final.
16. Entrants, or those associated with the entrant, will not communicate with the adjudicator(s) prior to or during the auditions.
17. The MTA NSW Newcastle Branch reserves the right to appoint a substitute adjudicator if necessary.

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Date

06 Aug 2022

Time

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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