Events for Students

Shirley Paton Scholarship 2021

1st Jul - 12:00 am


Shirley Paton was an extraordinary pianist who achieved recognition early in her career and eventually became a performer for the ABC. As a young student, she won the 1937 Empire Scholarship that enabled her to study for three years at Trinity College London. The Shirley Paton Memorial Scholarship has been created in her memory.

The purpose of the scholarship is to further the career of a promising pianist and provide the means for a series of lessons that will enhance and advance the winner’s chances of pursuing a concert career. The suggested minimum level for entry be Licentiate or equivalent.

Please download the entry requirements, prepare your recording and register online by 1st July 2021.

Please see full details of entry on the Scholarships page.

Errol Collins Award

7th Aug to 7th Aug - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


This award is open to violin and viola students residing in NSW.  Maximum age limit is 23 years (inclusive) at the time of the award competition.

Winner of previous year is NOT eligible to enter the following year, but may enter again the year after that.

Full regulations and conditions here

Bookings https://www.trybooking.com/BSBWS

Closing date 30 July, 2021

MTA Piano Scholarships

7th Aug to 7th Aug - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


This Scholarship is sponsored by the Newcastle Committee and is open to piano students residing in NSW.

Joyce Blewitt Award:  Grade 6-8 (or equivalent).  Maximum age limit for this award is 18 years.

Nan Price Memorial Scholarship:  Certificate and Diploma (or equivalent).  Maximum age limit is 23 years.

Closing date 30 July, 2021

Regulations and conditions here

Bookings https://www.trybooking.com/BSBWS

Wendy Ireland Award

7th Aug to 7th Aug - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


This award is open to cello students residing in NSW.  Maximum age limit is 18 years (inclusive).  Maximum age will be determined at the office date of performance.

Winner of the previous year is NOT eligible to enter the following year but may enter again the year after that.

Full regulations and conditions here

Bookings https://www.trybooking.com/BSBWS

Closing date 30 July, 2021

Junior Music Festival Killara

15th Aug to 15th Aug - 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Music Room, Killara


JMF Conditions 2021

The 2021 Junior Music Festival Newcastle will be held on Sunday 20th June.  Entries will be accepted via TryBooking.
Please click on this link for entries https://www.trybooking.com/BRCWY

Due to Covid restrictions on audience members in all venues, tickets will be required to be pre-purchased for all audience members including children.  Audience tickets will not be available at the door.  Audience tickets are available through the Trybooking link.

Teachers please ensure you fill out one booking sheet per studio and make your parents aware of the new pre-purchased audience ticket requirements.

Full regulations and conditions are attached above.

Adamstown Student Concert

26th Aug to 26th Aug - All Day
Adamstown Uniting Church, Adamstown


Adamstown Student Concerts

28th Oct to 28th Oct - All Day
Adamstown Uniting Church, Adamstown