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BETTINE McCAUGHAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 2022

 

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 13th June, 2022.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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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, aged 26 and under, as of 13 June 2022.

•       Must be used within 18 months of receipt.

•       Will be publicised through the ANATS newsletter, website and Facebook.

•        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:

 

•       Applications must be made and paid for using this TryBooking link

o      https://www.trybooking.com/CAHXV

•       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.

•       In this performance the singer must sing either with live or recorded accompaniment (no unaccompanied performances will be accepted).

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

•       Submission of a Written Study 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 included in the TryBooking application or sent to lucasdejong@icloud.com  or by post to Lucas de Jong, 22 Stefan Dr, Berwick 3806.

•       Applications must be received by Saturday 30 July 2022.

•       Finals will be held on Saturday 20 August 2022 in Melbourne. Finalists must be prepared to perform in Melbourne on 20 August 2022.

•       Finalists will be selected by the BMS selection panel.

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

•       For 2022 these are David Ashton-Smith, Margaret Dalglish and Linda Barcan.

•       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 cut off date.

•       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 Saturday 20 August 2022 at St Peter's Anglican Church, 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 by 13 August and two copies of sheet music of each item for the adjudicators must be supplied on the day of the final.

•        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 2022 is Dean Sky-Lucas dean_skylucas@yahoo.com 0424 971 008

•       If preferred, finalists are free to bring their own accompanist at their own expense.

•       If finalists bring their own accompanist, they must advise 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 BMS 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 final concert.

 

ANATS Victoria will offer a $500 Encouragement Prize to another finalist.

 

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