2020 Prizes and Opportunities

Marianne Mathy Scholarship ('The Mathy')

$30,000 to assist with a program of study and/or singing activity

The singer who claims the Marianne Mathy Scholarship also receives:

Audition Prize from Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center: an opportunity to audition for Lyric Opera of Chicago’s professional-artist development program, The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, in Chicago. Date to be mutually agreed upon; singer responsible for travel and lodging.

Lili Ussher Prize: Portrait painting of the winner in concert dress.

Oral History Award: A taped interview by oral historian Diana Ritch will be recorded and retained within the Oral History Collection of the National Library of Australia.

The Mathy Limited Edition Drago Marin Cherina Statuette: Presented by Music & Opera Singers Trust Ltd (MOST®).

Other Prizes and Opportunities

Guildhall School of Music & Drama Award: Fees for one year’s study at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in the Postgraduate Diploma Vocal Training Course in the academic year 2021/2022. Sponsored by Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London.
The winner will also receive the AUD $2,500 Pasqualina Lipari Prize to assist with travel expenses. Sponsored by V&A Accountants and Business Advisors, Adelaide.

Royal Northern College of Music Award: Fees for one year’s study at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma Course in Manchester (UK) in 2021/2022. (A Masters degree is required to be eligible for this prize.) Sponsored by Royal Northern College of Music, UK.
The winner will also receive the AUD $2,500 Haas Award to assist with travel expenses. Sponsored by the Haas Family Trust.

Adler-Buchmann International Program Scholarship: Fees for either a one year non-degree course in the academic year 2021/22 or a two-year master’s degree program at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University. A stipend of up to AUD $11,500 towards living expenses is also provided. Sponsored by the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music.

Merenda Legacy Prize: Cash grant of AUD $7,000 to enable the recipient to study the Italian language in Italy.
Sponsored by Equity Trustees.

Nelly Apt Scholarship: Scholarship of up to AUD $5,000 to fund travel and accommodation to attend the Israeli Opera Young Artist Program at the Meitar Opera Studio in Tel Aviv. The 4-5 week program features many projects, coachings, master classes and performances and runs from mid-October to early June.
Sponsored by the Israeli Opera and the Nelly Apt Estate.

Canadian Vocal Arts Institute (CVAI) Montreal Scholarship: An opportunity to participate in the 2021 Canadian Vocal Arts Institute (CVAI) Summer Program in Montréal in 2021.
Sponsored by CVAI, Montréal.
The winner will also receive the AUD $2,500 
Nell Pascall Award to assist with travel expenses. Sponsored by the Nell Pascall Estate.

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Prize: A professional engagement to perform with the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs in 2019.
Sponsored by the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

Noëmi Nadelmann Prize: 10 private lessons offered in Sydney with renowned Soprano and vocal coach Noëmi Nadelmann.
Provided by Noëmi Nadelmann.

MOST® Audience PrizeAUD $500 cash grant from Music & Opera Singers Trust Ltd. (MOST®) awarded by audience vote.
Sponsored by Music & Opera Singers Trust Ltd.

Opera Australia Prize: Opportunity for all Finalists to attend rehearsals in Melbourne or Sydney, observing an opera throughout the stages of its production.
Sponsored by Opera Australia.






Prizes and Opportunities awarded at the Semi-Finals

Tinkler Encouragement Award: Awarded to a singer not selected as a Finalist.
Sponsored by the Tinkler Trust.

Songmakers Prize: Opportunity for a Semi-Finalist to participate in a 3-day Master Class in 2021 presented by Songmakers Australia.
Sponsored by Songmakers Australia.
The winner will also receive the $500 MOST Grant to assist with travel expenses. Sponsored by the Music & Opera Singers Trust Ltd (MOST)

Ingrid Davidson Award: use of an upright piano made by Richard Lipp of Stuttgard for 2 years.
Provided by Steve Davidson and Sheila McKechnie.

Andrea Catzel Prize: 10 private German Diction singing lessons with acclaimed Soprano and Language and Vocal Coach, Andrea Catzel in Sydney.
Sponsored by Andrea Catzel.

Radzyminksi Family Prize: French tuition at an Alliance Francaise Centre in the singer's city.
Sponsored by Lucienne Radzyminski.

Istituto Italiano Di Culture Award: 25 hours of study in Italian at the Italian Cultural Institute in Sydney.
Sponsored by istituto Italiano di Cultura, Sydney.

Goethe-Institut Prize: A scholarship to attend a 10-week language course at the Goethe-Institut in either Sydney or Melbourne. 
Provided by the Goethe-Institut.

Running Bare Prize: Gift Voucher for each Semi-Finalist to purchase sports clothing and accessories.
Sponsored by Running Bare.

DISCLAIMER The recipients of any Scholarships and Prizes are reminded that the cash component is a form of income. Any enquiries regarding tax should be referred to the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation, an accountant or a registered tax consultant. The Australian Singing Competition and their administrator, Music & Opera Singers Trust Ltd (MOST®) act as co-ordinators of the above prizes and opportunities and cannot accept responsibility if any provider is unable to fulfill its obligations in any form. If the recipient of any Scholarship connected to funds elects not to proceed with that Scholarship, the associated funds must be forfeited and may be made available to another Finalist. The Australian Singing Competition and MOST® take no responsibility for the acceptance of Scholarships that involve overseas travel. This decision is taken solely at the discretion of the recipient who should check the current status of the country in question with the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs at the time of travel.