Scholarships and Prizes

Scholarships

Monash University, The Faculty of Arts, and the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music offer an extensive scholarship and grants program to support both local and international students enrolled in degrees.

Arts Faculty Scholarships – Postgraduate Research

The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music offers the following scholarships:

Anna Chmiel Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship (in honour and memory of Anna Chmiel who was a clarinet student at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music) is to support clarinet students.
Further information

Anna Chmiel Travel Scholarship
This scholarship (in honour and memory of Anna Chmiel who was a clarinet student at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music) is aimed at supporting young students experiencing financial difficulty to engage in programs in New York and Prato, Italy. Further information.

Geoffrey Whitelaw Jazz Brass Scholarship
The Geoffrey Whitelaw Jazz Brass Scholarship is an annual merit-based scholarship provided to support full-time study of a first year Bachelor of Music student who is specialising in jazz at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music.
Further information

Monash Jazz Music Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded for outstanding undergraduate applicants in various instrumental and vocal disciplines in Jazz.
Further information

Monash-Pratt Musician Performance Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded for outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate coursework applicants in various instrumental and vocal disciplines.
Further information

Monash-Pratt Postgraduate Award for Research
Offered by the Pratt Foundation through the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music to a Monash APA or equivalent scholarship receipient of outstanding academic merit to pursue full-time PhD or research masters candidature (tbc)

Vice-Chancellor’s Concertmaster/Orchestra
This prestigious scholarship, which has been awarded since 1992, is provided by the Vice-Chancellor to a outstanding violinist who is capable of providing strong leadership to the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music – Conservatorium Orchestra.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework – Further information
Higher Degree by Research (tbc)

Vice-Chancellor’s Ensemble Leader Scholarship
The Vice-Chancellor’s Music Leadership scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding musician who will have a leadership role in the Ensemble Program.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework – Further information
Higher Degree by Research Further (tbc)

Prizes

All prizes comprise a certification and cash payment, unless otherwise stated.

Anna Chmiel Memorial Fund Prize
Best overall result in Chief Music Study in the areas on Woodwind, Brass, Strings, Voice & Chamber Music
Prize: $500

ANZCA Music Prize
Offered for Best Composition by a Bachelor of Music student at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University, adjudicated by members of the University’s faculty.
Prize: $1500 cash, and promotion of the winning composition through inclusion in the relevant ANZCA syllabus.

Bernies Music Land Prize
Best Piano Ensemble Performer(s)
Prize: $120 per student (x3)

Cengage Western Music Theory Prize
Best academic result in Western Music Theory
Prize: $100 iTunes voucher

Chamber Music Prize
Awarded to the best Chamber Music group
Prize: $1000 split between two

Concerto and Aria Competition Prize
Awarded to the best performer of a concerto or aria based on competition
Prize: $1000

David Bornstein 2nd Year Jazz Prize
Awarded to the best 2nd year jazz performer
Prize: $1500

Ernst Morawetz Prize
The Ernst Morawetz Prize will be awarded to the Bachelor of Music student in years 1, 2, 3 and 4 who receives the highest average marks across subjects in the Ethnomusicology and Musicology specialization.
Prize: $100

Ferngully Lodge Prize
Best performance result in Jazz & Popular Music in Chief Practical Studies in the areas of Piano, Bass, Guitar, Saxophone, Brass, Drum-kit and Voice
Prize: $350

Jascha Spivakovsky Piano Prize
The Jascha Spivakovsky Piano Prize is open to all students studying classical piano at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music. The winner of the final round will be deemed the recipient of the “Jascha Spivakovsky Piano Prize” and will be awarded a monetary prize of $1000. This prize is given annually by Michael Spivakovsky in memory of his father, the Russian-born concert pianist, who first toured Australia in 1922 and settled here in 1933 giving concerts and teaching until his death in 1970. He was renowned for his “crystal playing”, was friends with Sir Zelman Cowen, and was asked to perform at a memorial service on the death of his friend, Sir John Monash.
Prize: $1000

Joan Earle Prize
Best overall result in Piano for Chief Practical Studies in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honours year levels
Prize: $100

Monash University Music Composition Prize
Awarded to the best submission of a composition for solo instrument. The prize consists of a certificate, cash payment and a fee for the presentation of the winning work in a public concert. The prize is open to all undergraduate composition students in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music.
Prize: $1500

Peter Tahourdin Memorial Prize
Best overall result in Composition for Chief Practical Studies in 1st year levels
Prize: $150