Choral scholarships at St Mary’s Cathedral
Starting in 2017, St Mary’s Singers will offer two annual choral scholarships for tenor voices.
These two tenor scholarships are intended to provide encouragement and assist with music tuition for up and coming young singers, and to support and enhance the program of liturgical music provided by the St Mary’s Singers at St Mary’s Cathedral.
The scholarships are
- The St Mary’s Singers Young Tenor Scholarship (25 OR UNDER)
- The Gary Ashton-Jones Memorial Tenor Scholarship (35 OR UNDER)
Each is worth $2500 per year.
Applications are now open for the 2017 scholarship program.
Please download the application form StMS Application Form here
Details of the scholarships.
The two sponsorships have upper age limits of 25 and under and 35 and under at the start of the scholarship on the 1st February each year.
The two sponsorships have a lower age limit of 17 or over at the start of the scholarship on the 1st February each year.
Key dates for 2017 intake
Applications close on the Monday 10th October 2016.
Shortlisted applicants will be called in for a short audition in late October/early November 2016.
Decisions will be finalised by the end of November 2016 and the successful applicants will be notified shortly after.
The scholarships will begin in early February 2017 and run until Christmas Eve 2017.
The commitment is for one rehearsal per week on a Monday evening at St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney from 6.30pm til 8pm.
It also includes one liturgical service per month, currently the second Saturday of the month 4pm-7pm but subject to change with sufficient notice.
It includes the Easter Sunday service at 9am and Christmas Eve vigil service at 8pm.
It includes occasional extra liturgical services and concerts which will be notified in good time.
The scholarship remuneration will be paid in 4 equal quarterly instalments of $500 starting on the 1st February 2017.
It includes a component of $500 that is to be used for singing training and that will be paid either directly to a singing teacher or upon receipt of a tax invoice for such lessons.
Terms and conditions
The full terms and conditions of the scholarships are listed on the application form. Download here StMS Application Form
Who to contact
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the sponsorship administrator Chrissie Goldrick on 0438 625 056 with any queries.
FINAL CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 10TH OCTOBER 2016.
Applications can be submitted up until close of business on this date.