Rosemary and John Hopkins Award
This scholarship supports conductors who are current or former students at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music in helping with a youth or community music project. The successful project, ideally to be completed within 12 months from receiving the Award, should be creatively conceived and may be undertaken in partnership with other youth or community organisation(s) such as orchestra, ensemble, choir or school. It is intended that recipients of the Award would gain high level practical experience, develop a commitment to and a greater understanding of community and youth music projects and their possibilities to improve society and disadvantaged communities. These attributes very much reflect the vision and values of John Hopkins, so it is a very fitting memory of his life and achievements. As part of the Award, the successful candidate is given the opportunity to conduct a work with the Zelman Orchestra at the annual Booroondara Eisteddfod piano concerto competition finals. In 2019 these were held on Sunday June 23, 2019 at the Hawthorn Arts Centre. In 2020, no concert was held due to COVID. For 2021 this will be confirmed as soon as possible. Candidates for the Award must be current students or alumni of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music (or its predecessor faculties) at the University of Melbourne.
15 Mar 2021
19 Apr 2021
How to apply
Full benefit details
Australian / domestic student
at least $4,200
Applicable study areas
Number of scholarships awarded
What are the benefits?
A single payment of $4,100. As part of the Award, the successful candidate is given the opportunity to conduct a work with the Zelman Orchestra, should they have a suitable performance opportunity.
To accept this award, successful recipients are required to write a letter of thanks and provide an artistic biography for the donors or trustees. On occasion, recipients will be contacted to provide a progress report.
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