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BETTINE McCAUGHAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 2019

 

Bettine Patricia McCaughan OAM

 13th June, 1926 - 15th August, 2016

The Bettine McCaughan Memorial Scholarship (BMS):
 

·Is funded by the Bettine McCaughan Scholarship Trust.
 

·Is worth $5,000, to be spent in the “pursuit of excellence” in Classical Voice performance.
 

·Is open to any Australian resident, 26 and under as of 13 June 2019.

 

 

 

BETTINE McCAUGHAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 2019

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

I.         The Bettine McCaughan Memorial Scholarship (BMS):

 

•       Is administered by the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS Ltd).

•       Is funded by the Bettine McCaughan Scholarship Trust.

•       Is worth $5,000.

•       Must be spent in the pursuit of excellence in Classical Voice performance

•       Is open to any Australian resident, 26 and under as of 13 June 2019

•       Must be used within 18 months of receipt.

•       Will be publicised through the ANATS newsletter and website.

•        The recipient must follow up with financial acquittals and details of activities paid for through the scholarship within 6 months of final activity or 2 years of scholarship receipt, whichever comes first.

•       The entry fee (non-refundable) for the scholarship is $30.

 

II.         Selection Process Stage 1:

 

•       Submission of a Video recording (DVD, USB drive or streaming video) showing the performance of one aria (from opera or oratorio) and one Art Song/Lied by the applicant; the two items shall be in different languages.

•       Submission of a Curriculum Vitae outlining previous musical/vocal training and experience.

•       Submission of a Written Statement (of approximately 500 words) outlining how the scholarship money would be spent in the pursuit of voice training and/or language training (pertaining to Classical singing, i.e. Italian, French, German, Russian).

•       The above is to be sent to Lucas de Jong, 14A Larissa Ave, Ringwood, 3134. Email lucasdejong@me.com

•       Applications must be received by 1 August 2019.

•       Finals will be held on 17 August 2019 in Melbourne. Finalists must be prepared to perform in Melbourne on 17 August 2019.

•       Finalists will be selected by the BMS selection panel

•       The BMS panel comprise three industry professionals as specified in the Deed which governs this scholarship.

•       For 2019 these are David Ashton-Smith, Dr Julia Nafisi, (TBA)

•       The applicant must not have had personal teaching contact with a member of the judging panel for a minimum period of six months prior to the competition

•       Applicants will be assessed on singing ability, musicality, vocal potential and viability of the proposed study.

•       The decision of the selection panel will be final, and no discussion will be entered into.

•       All applicants will be notified of the outcome of Stage 1 within two weeks of the submission.

•       There is no pre-set number of finalists. The number of finalists chosen will be reflective of the quality of applications.

•       Finalists must confirm their appearance in the finals within 48 hours of being notified.

 

III.         Selection Process Stage 2: Live Performance

 

•       A live singing competition in the form of a public concert to be held at 7.30 pm on 17 August 2019 at St Peter's Anglican Church, Box Hill, 1030 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill, VIC 3128.

•       Finalists must present three items: the two pieces from Stage 1 and one other, contrasting item from the classical voice repertoire.

•       Finalists must submit their program and two copies of sheet music of each item by 10 August. The sheet music must either to be emailed as an attachment to lucasdejong@me.com or hardcopies posted to 14A Larissa Ave, Ringwood 3134

•        An official accompanist for the final (and a 30 min rehearsal, time to be arranged) will be provided at no expense to the finalists.

 

•       The accompanist for 2019 is Rhodri Clarke rhodriclarke@hotmail.com

 

•       Finalists are free to bring their own accompanist at their own expense.

•       If finalists bring their own accompanist, they must advise of this upon submitting their program.

•       Singing ability, musicality, vocal potential and viability of the proposed study will be the criteria applied in the awarding of the scholarship.

•       The decision of the selection panel will be final, and no discussion will be entered into.

•       The winner of the scholarship will be announced on the night of the competition.

 

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