Scholarships and Awards

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The AMF offers a range of support for developing Australian musicians of promise and need, including – but not limited to – a number of scholarships and named awards.

Named awards include:

The Guy Parsons Award: donated by the Portland House Foundation in honour of AMF founding trustee and Life President, Guy Parsons.
The AMF Nora Goodridge Award: donated by Nora Goodridge towards one year's postgraduate study.

A number of other awards are supported by grants to the AMF from philanthropic trusts and individuals.

 

The AMF will support the following:

1. INITIAL OVERSEAS STUDY PROGRAMME:

  • Subject to funds being available, the AMF can make grants to Australian citizens who are applying for a programme of postgraduate artistic study in the UK, USA or Europe.
  • Consideration will be given to instrumentalists up to the age of 26, and singers up to the age of 30 on the date of application. We will also consider composers, conductors, repetiteurs and accompanists: same age limit to apply as to singers.
  • Grants will be made based on a competitive application process for which applicants will need to submit a completed general application form, supported by audition video recordings as specified.
  • Final round candidates will normally be asked to attend live auditions in London in October. A number of  individual Awards  will be given. The AMF reserves the right to alter these amounts due to the availability of funds and individual study plans.

2. EXISTING OVERSEAS STUDY PLAN:

  • The AMF will consider applications from Australian citizens currently resident abroad who are already undertaking a programme of undergraduate or postgraduate study as performers or composers in UK, USA or Europe, and require funding to complete the course.
  • Grants will be made based on a competitive application process for which applicants will need to submit a completed general application form, supported by audition video recordings as specified.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend live auditions held in London in October. If unable to attend, the candidate will be judged by the same panel on their original or new video material.
  • A number of grants are awarded to support specific areas of musical study and development. The AMF reserves the right to alter these amounts due to the availability of funds and individual study plans.
  • All awardees are offered mentoring and there may be performance opportunities throughout the year of the award, or subsequently.

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