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The late Mr Bob Balsillie was a dedicated and accomplished music teacher and much loved staff member of the College from 1991 to 2001. This scholarship has been established by the Board of Directors to be awarded to a Year 10 student each year, to foster their special musical ability. The scholarship recognises Bob Baillie’s significant leadership of the music program at Fairholme College.
The scholarship is awarded subject to audition, interview and the results of the ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) scholarship exam. It covers 50% of tuition fees up to and including Year 12, music lessons by specialist Fairholme staff, the cost of the annual music camp, music books and examinations such as those undertaken by the AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board).
The awardee of this scholarship will be required to perform at events as required by the Head of The Arts or Performance Music, participate in elective music, music extension and various College ensembles and maintain a high level of application in all subjects.
Short-listed applicants will be asked to audition at the College on the day before the ACER scholarship exam. Applicants should have reached Grade 5 AMEB or equivalent in their chosen instrument. For audition, applicants will be asked to perform 2 contrasting pieces with a total duration of 6 to 8 minutes. Aural ability, sight reading, sight singing and general knowledge of their chosen pieces will also be tested. A short interview with the Principal of the College will directly follow the audition. Applicants should provide their own accompanist. Should this be difficult due to distance, please contact the College
Application for this scholarship is a 2 step process:
Download application form Music Scholarship Application Form (270KB PDF Application for 2014 Scholarship)
Complete and return to
Mrs Emily Veal
PO Box 688 Toowoomba Q 4350
T 07 4688 4635
The Principal reserves the right not to award a scholarship in any year.
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