RESOURCES

Instrument Societies

Music Societies:

Other Societies:

Music scholarships and bursaries available in South Africa

Bursaries and scholarships that are available independent of universities:

South African Society of Music Teachers (www.sasmt-savmo.org.za)

The SASMT administers the following bursaries and scholarships for music study in South Africa:

SAMRO

Various bursaries are available from SAMRO.

SENA’s Southern African Music Bursary scheme covers all levels of full-time local tertiary music study, and falls into four broad categories.
These Bursaries constitute the most substantial awards in music study in the business world of Southern Africa. Bursaries are open to citizens of all the countries within SAMRO’s territory of operation: South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. Applicants should be registered at a South African University or Institute of Technology.

E-mail: sena@samro.org.za
Website: http://www.samro.org.za/

Through its Southern African Music Study Bursaries and its prestigious Overseas Scholarships, awarded for almost five decades, SAMRO Endowment seeks to identify and nurture musical talent, so that it can flourish to the benefit of the South African music industry. Like the Overseas Scholarships, the bursaries are offered in each of the two main musical genres, Western Art Music and Jazz/Popular Music, and are allocated for both undergraduate and postgraduate study.

National Arts Council

A limited amount of funds is available from the National Arts Council.

Website: www.nac.org.za

Unisa Music Foundation:

Unisa South African Music Scholarship Competition

Unisa Overseas Music Scholarship Competition

Address:
Unisa Music Foundation
University of South Africa
P O Box 392
UNISA
0003
Tshwane
SOUTH AFRICA

Tel: (012) 429-3336
Email: joubeae@unisa.ac.za
Website: www.unisa.ac.za/musicfoundation

Most universities in South Africa offer a number of bursaries and scholarships in different focus areas in the field of music, which are unique to that institution. The universities provide information on these, so check out their respective websites for more information.

Here is an example:

UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL

ARTS & CULTURE TRUST BURSARY

This bursary is awarded to a deserving jazz student at the discretion of the Director of the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music. The amount awarded is variable.

BARBARA AITCHISON VIOLA BURSARY

The Barbara Aitchison Bursary is awarded at the sole discretion of the Academic Co-Ordinators of Music for the benefit of a promising classical viola student who is regarded as a meritorious candidate for such a bursary.

BRUCE HOSKING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

A limited amount of funds is available from the National Arts Council. Application forms are available in the music office.

CLASSICAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

This anonymous scholarship is awarded each year to one Western Classical Music undergraduate student. Need and merit is taken into account. Application forms are available in the Music Office.

ELIZABETH ALLEN SCHOLARSHIP FOR MUSIC

This is a post-graduate scholarship exclusively for graduates in Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The scholarship is currently valued at R30 000 for the first year and if required, is renewable for a further year at R20 000. It is for study in the United Kingdom or Europe at an approved institution or with an approved private teacher.

HARP SOCIETY OF SA SCHOLARSHIP

The Harp Society of South Africa Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate BMus student of the harp who has been recommended by the BMus Academic Co-Ordinator. The amount awarded is variable and the closing date for all applications is 31 October of every year.

PAULOS MSIMANGO MEMORIAL FUND SCHOLARSHIP

Grants from the Paulos Msimango Scholarship are awarded each year to undergraduate students who are majoring in African Music and Dance. The fund is administered by the African Music Project. Application forms are available in the Music Office.

PHIL HARBER SCHOLARSHIP FOR JAZZ

The Phil Harber Scholarship is awarded to a jazz student (preferably a saxophone player) by the Board of Trustees of the Phil Harber Scholarship. The amount awarded is variable.

RONNIE MADONSELA SCHOLARSHIP FOR JAZZ

Grants from this scholarship are awarded to any needy jazz students. The amounts awarded are variable. Further information can be obtained from the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music.

NRF GRADUATE AWARDS (Honours, Masters, PhD)

A number of supervisor-linked and other post-graduate scholarships are available. Their availability varies from year to year. Interested students should contact Professor Christopher Ballantine.

VIC ELLIS SCHOLARSHIP FOR JAZZ GUITAR

in honour of the memory of the late guitarist, composer Vic Ellis. The scholarship is currently valued at R10 000.