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 Margaret Chalmers Memorial Scholarship

The Scholarship is established by means of a bequest to the Music Teachers’ Association of New South Wales Ltd by the late Margaret Chalmers, to enable study in Australia or abroad, by a student of any instrument or voice. Two contrasting pieces must be played. Performers must be aged 25 years or under, be residents of NSW, and be students of teachers who are MTA members. Two scholarships will be awarded in 2023, each to a value of $1000. Any performers who meet these conditions may be considered for this scholarship.

Previous winners of the Margaret Chalmers Scholarship are ineligible to enter.

Scholarships sponsored by the Newcastle Branch

  • 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
  • NEW The Hunter Art Music Vocal Scholarship
  • NEW The Hunter Indigenous Vocal Scholarship

These Scholarships are open for 2023.

Full registration details and regulations for all Scholarships can be found under What's Happening.