Scholarships

The MTA offers various scholarships on a regular basis to encourage performance experience and further study opportunities for aspiring young musicians and vocalists.

These scholarships are offered in a variety of instrumental and vocal fields. Some scholarships are offered every year, and some are offered in alternate years.

The Elizabeth Todd Lieder Prize

The Elizabeth Todd Lieder Prize, in Memory of Geoffrey Parsons, is open to the singing students of both members and non-members of the Music Teachers’ Association of NSW Ltd. This Scholarship is due to be held in 2022.

The Margaret Chalmers Memorial Scholarship

The Margaret Chalmers Memorial Scholarship is to enable study in Australia or abroad, by a student of any instrument or voice. The Scholarship is established by means of a bequest to the Music Teachers’ Association of New South Wales Ltd by the late Margaret Chalmers. This Scholarship is due to be held in 2022.

Scholarships sponsored by the Newcastle Branch

  • Errol Collins Award for Violin and Viola
  • MTA Newcastle Branch Piano Scholarship incorporating the Joyce Blewitt Award and the Nan Price Memorial Scholarship
  • Wendy Ireland Award for Young Cellists