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The Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarships

The Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarship was established in 2006 by the family of the late Margaret Schofield.

The award is open to students who have completed their VCE at a government secondary school and provides assistance to the recipients to pursue further studies in music performance and composition.

Applications for 2018

Applications for the Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarships 2018 will open on Friday 8 September 2017 and close on Friday 10 November 2017.

 

2017 Scholarship winners

Performance

Timothy Huddleston, Lilydale High School, and Kye Yim Loh, Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, are the 2017 winners of the Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarship for Performance.
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Kye Yim Loh, Fiona Cochrane (trustee of the Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarships), Timothy Huddleston posing for a photo shoot

L to R: Kye Yim Loh, Fiona Cochrane (trustee of the Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarships), Timothy Huddleston.

 

Composition

Jack Stacey

Jack Stacey

Jack Stacey, Distance Education Centre Victoria, is the 2017 winner of the Margaret Schofield Memorial Scholarship for Composition.
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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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