This is an exciting opportunity for young musicians to engage in the rich heritage of church music. St Margaret’s Music scholarships offer a way for young people to explore everything from Gregorian chant to Gospel songs, from traditional hymns to contemporary worship music.
Our aim is to expose more young people to music which has contributed to shaping Western civilization, and to raise up the next generation of leaders. Young people who have had this involvement in music making go on to lead and develop the future of societies. To that end, St Margaret’s Music aims to gift the wider church and the world with young musicians trained and equipped to take leadership roles in the arts and wider community of Eltham and beyond.
In 2023 we are offering up to three scholarships for promising young performers in a range of instruments.
While keyboard players (harpsichord piano etc) are preferred because of versatility, other instrumental players are
welcome to apply: woodwind, strings, brass.
The value of the scholarship will be half of the student’s instrumental lesson fees, payable on invoice from their instrumental music teacher, up to the value of $2000 per year.
In return for this contribution, the scholarship recipient will be expected to commit to participating in church services one Sunday per month plus Christmas, (excluding January). The recipient will be expected to engage with and learn music to be performed as part of this monthly service. In addition to this, the recipient will be invited to perform at an annual concert raising funds to continue the scholarship programme.
The scholarship will be for one calendar year. A review of progress will occur six monthly in July and December, on the basis of which a decision will be made whether to continue the scholarship for each recipient into the next year.
While some familiarity with Christian faith would be advantageous, it is not essential. Participation in this programme will include exposure to some teaching about faith relevant to the music chosen, in order to facilitate interpretation and understanding of the context in which the music will be performed.
How to apply
Please contact the Vicar to discuss the process to apply. firstname.lastname@example.org.
All donations over $2 to St Margaret’s Music through the Melbourne Anglican Foundation are tax deductible, and can be made online: www.melbourneanglican.org.au/Foundation