Scholarships For Choral And Organ Scholars | Trinity College

for choral and organ scholars

All members of the Choir of Trinity College receive scholarships to assist with the costs associated with being in the Choir.

Because of the commitment required from members of the Trinity choir and the organists, a range of special scholarships is offered to those who successfully audition to become choral or organ scholars

General Choral Scholarships are:

  •  $750 for choristers in their first year, and non-resident members of the Choir

  •  $1,500 for resident choristers in their second or later years.

The following scholarships are available to members of the Choir who are resident students. Students awarded these scholarships are not eligible to receive a General Choral Scholarship

Robert WH Cripps Scholarship

Established 1994

Valued up to $2,150. Awarded to a deserving resident student who has attended Caulfield Grammar School or Korowa Anglican Girls' School, and who will contribute to the College’s choral music program. In the absence of a suitable candidate from the above-named schools, this scholarship may be awarded to a student from another school.

NHM Forsyth Senior Choral Scholarship

Established 2001

Established by Ms Jannie Brown in honour of her husband Neil H M Forsyth QC, Trinity resident 1957–65, and resident tutor 1961–62. Valued up to $12,000 a year. Awarded to a senior choral scholar who can make an outstanding contribution to Trinity's choral music program through both performance and administrative assistance to the Director, and who wishes to study or is studying at the University of Melbourne. Renewable annually, provided that the recipient's academic (as relevant) and choral performance and general conduct are maintained at a high level.

AJ Herd Scholarship

Established 1996

Established by Mr Stuart Stoneman, a half-scholarship awarded to a talented resident student of any discipline who is likely to make a valuable contribution to Trinity’s choral music program, and whose financial circumstances may otherwise prevent access to a College experience. The scholarship is awarded for up to a three-year period at the College's discretion, providing the recipient's academic performance is maintained at a high level.

Helen Macpherson Smith Trust Choral Scholarship

Established 1990

Valued up to $1,500, and awarded to a student with outstanding academic and leadership potential, but whose family has insufficient financial support to enable a prospective student to obtain the benefits of collegiate life.

Agnes Robertson Choral Scholarship

Established 1999

Valued up to $1,500, and awarded to a second-year student of any discipline who is likely to make a valuable contribution to the College through its choral music program.

Nancy Curry Choral Scholarship

Established 2001

Established by the Reverend Dr Norman Curry AM, in memory of his wife. Valued up to $1,500, and awarded to a talented resident student of any discipline in second or subsequent year, who will make a valuable contribution to Trinity College through its choral music program.

Ken Horn Choral Scholarship

Established 2002

Valued at $1,500. Awarded in memory of Ken Horn, former Mollison Librarian, long-time supporter of the Choir, and mentor of choral scholars.

Peter Dennison Choral Scholarship

Established 2002

Established by Mr Robert Cripps, AM, to honour the memory of Professor Peter Dennison. Valued up to $6,000. Dennison was Professor of Music at the University of Melbourne, a contributor to Musica Britannica, and Chair of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Board of Management, as well as being the College's first officially-appointed Director of Music (1976–85).

Peter Godfrey Choral Scholarship

Established 2002

Established by Mr Robert Cripps AM, in appreciation of the contribution made by Professor Peter Godfrey as Director of Music at Trinity in 1990–1991. Valued up to $5,800.

Bruce Munro Organ Scholarship (College Organist)

Established 1984

Valued at up to $6,000 and awarded to students of the organ who will contribute to the musical life of the College.

Bruce Munro Junior Organ Scholarship

Established 1984

Valued at up to $2,000, and awarded to students of the organ who will contribute to the musical life of the College.