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The Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarships

Applications for the Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarships for 2017 are now open. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday 11 November 2016.

Government school students of VCE Music are invited to apply for these annual scholarships. There are two scholarships available for applicants: Performance and Composition.

Online application forms

This year, students must submit applications via an online form:

 

2016 Scholarship winners

Performance

Amelia Evans, Balwyn High School
Oscar jinhyuk Ahn, Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School 
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Amelia Evans performing at the Melbourne
Recital Centre in Top Class Music 2016

Oscar jinhyuk Ahn

 

Composition

Callum Watson, Distance Education Centre Victoria / Surf Coast Secondary College (home school)
Jessop Maticevski-Shumack, Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School
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Callum Watson and Jessop Maticevski-Shumack

 

About Margaret Schofield

Margaret Schofield

This scholarship was established by the family of the late Margaret Schofield in recognition of her achievements as a musician and her commitment to music education. The award of the scholarship is coordinated by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).

Margaret Schofield's life and career are recognised through this scholarship which has been established by her family in recognition of her achievements and commitment to the provision of educational opportunities for all.
The scholarship is open to students who have completed their VCE at a government secondary school and provides assistance in funding ongoing music study at a tertiary institution.

Margaret Schofield was one of Australia's leading pianists. Her distinguished career included performances as a soloist, accompanist and actively teaching the piano for almost 60 years.

She studied music at the University of Melbourne and in London where she gave recitals for the BBC. During the 1950s and 1960s she had regular concert tours in Australia with visiting overseas musicians, such as violinist Jean-Pierre Wallez, cellist Edmund Kurtz and soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.

In 1966 she was appointed Chief Study Teacher at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium. She lectured in accompanying and piano at the Melba Conservatorium, examined for the Australian Music Examinations Board and adjudicated at many eisteddfods and competitions.

In 1988 Margaret Schofield was awarded the OAM for her services to music and to the community. She continued to teach and play until almost 80 years of age.

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Music Performance Scholarship

Applications for this annual scholarship are invited from government school students of VCE Music Performance, VCE Music Investigation and/or VCE VET Music. The applicant must be a soloist.

The selection panel will consider applicants who can demonstrate a commitment to music performance in recent years and to a future career in music performance. Students’ study scores for VCE Music Performance, VCE Music Investigation and/or VCE VET Music will be taken into consideration.

In 2017 the annual scholarship of $5000 will contribute towards the cost of tertiary education in music performance.

 

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Music Composition Scholarship

Applications for this annual scholarship are invited from government school students of VCE Style and Composition, VCE Music Investigation, VCE Music Performance and/or VCE VET Music.

The selection panel will consider applicants who can demonstrate a commitment to music composition in recent years and to a future career in music composition. Students’ study scores for VCE Music Style and Composition, VCE Music Investigation, VCE Music Performance and/or VCE VET Music will be taken into consideration.

In 2017 the annual scholarship of $5000 will contribute towards the cost of tertiary education in music composition.

 

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