In 2017 the following Prizes & Opportunities were awarded
YMF Australia Award
$30,000 presented by Youth Music Foundation of Australia Incorporated.
The YMF Australia Award consists of a scholarship a condition of which is that it is to be used predominantly for overseas study and that the funds will be distributed in a series of payments over two years.
The winner must be available to perform at a mutually convenient time, in 2 recitals for the sponsor in Melbourne. The winner is invited to sing at the IFAC Australian Singing Competition’s Finals Concert - on Saturday 15 July 2017 in Sydney.
The winner of the YMF Australia Award also received:
Armstrong-Martin Scholarship - $4,500 presented by the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust to be used for overseas study.
Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme An opportunity to participate in the Strauss Lieder & Arias course with Angelika Kirchschlager and Malcolm Martineau in the UK (4-9 Sep 2017). If selected the recipient will receive a scholarship to cover the fees for the course, accommodation, lunches on teaching days and a contribution to their flight costs. Each course ends with a public recital. aldeburgh.co.uk
Glyndebourne Festival Prize An opportunity to attend staged rehearsals and audition for the 2017 Glyndebourne Festival. The recipient will need to budget for his/her own travel and living expenses and will be entitled to receive â€œcompany” benefits and support while at Glyndebourne. glyndebourne.com
4MBS Classic FM Award A performance in the annual 4MBS Festival of Classics. Only available for a Queensland singer. 4mbs.com.au