Choral Scholarships

The Choir of Trinity College is recognised as one of the best college chapel choirs in the southern hemisphere. 

'Singing with the Trinity Choir is such a privilege because it allows me to pursue and involve myself in my passion for music alongside my degree in another field. It is a unifying experience to create a sound that would otherwise be unachievable without the concentration of every other member in the choir.' – Phoebe Edwards, 2019

 

NHM Forsyth Senior Choral Scholarship

The NHM Forsyth Choral Scholarship was established in 2001 by Ms Jannie Brown in honour of her late husband Neil HM Forsyth QC, who was a Trinity resident from 1957–62 and was a resident tutor from 1961–62.

Eligibility
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be a choral scholar who wants to study, or is studying at, the University of Melbourne and wishes to reside at the Residential College at Trinity
  • commit to making an outstanding contribution to the Trinity College choral program through both performance and administrative assistance, as required by the Director of Music
  • undertake your course as a full-time student
  • be an Australian citizen.

Criteria
Selection will take into account some or all of the following:

  • successful admission through audition to the Choir of Trinity College
  • the talent you can bring to Trinity College
  • demonstrated history of high-level involvement in your school and community.

Value and duration
The NHM Forsyth Choral Scholarship provides a stipend of $18,000 per annum (indexed) to a senior choral scholar. The scholarship is renewable annually for up to three years at the College’s discretion, provided the recipient’s academic and choral performance and general conduct are maintained at a high level.

Special conditions
The student will be responsible for:

  • assisting the Director of Music with overall planning for the choir, including semester music lists, rehearsal and performance schedules, outside concerts, music purchases and general administration
  • deputising the Director of Music as required during rehearsals and services
  • providing music for Monday night Trinity College services during semester
  • forming part of the panel for annual auditions for prospective choristers
  • other duties from time to time.

What next?
To apply for a choral scholarship, there are two important steps to you must take.

Step 1
If you are not already a resident of Trinity College you must apply for admission through the University of Melbourne website, ensuring that Trinity College is listed as your first preference. Applications for all University of Melbourne colleges must be submitted through this website. https://www.colleges.unimelb.edu.au

Step 2
Follow the application process. 

Enquiries
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the choral program at Trinity College, please email Director of Music Christopher Watson chwatson@trinity.unimelb.edu.au

General admission enquires can be directed to admissions@trinity.unimelb.edu.au

The Freemantle Family Choral Scholarship

The Freemantle Family Scholarship was established in 2011 by Associate Professor Jane Freemantle and her husband Jim in recognition of the talent of the Trinity choir and its important role in the preservation of the Anglican church music tradition.

Eligibility
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • have outstanding choral potential and be selected as a member of the Choir of Trinity College
  • be experiencing significant and demonstrated financial hardship
  • be a student of the University of Melbourne or the University of Divinity and study as a full-time student
  • be an Australian citizen.

Criteria
Selection will take into account some or all of the following:

  • successful admission through audition to the Choir of Trinity College
  • the talent you can bring to Trinity College
  • your financial situation
  • demonstrated history of high-level involvement in your school and community.

Value and duration
The Freemantle Family Choral Scholarship covers full residential fees at Trinity College for one year, valued at approximately $30,000 per annum. The scholarship is renewable annually for up to three years at Trinity College’s discretion, provided the recipient’s academic and choral performance and general conduct are maintained at a high level.

What next?
To apply for a Choral Scholarship, there are two important steps to you must take.

Step 1
If you are not already a resident of Trinity College you must apply for admission to through the University of Melbourne website, ensuring that Trinity College is listed as your first preference. Applications for all University of Melbourne colleges must be submitted through this website. https://www.colleges.unimelb.edu.au

Step 2
Follow the application process. 

Enquiries
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the choral program at Trinity College, please email Director of Music Christopher Watson chwatson@trinity.unimelb.edu.au

General admission enquires can be directed to admissions@trinity.unimelb.edu.au

NHM Forsyth General Choral Scholarship

The NHM Forsyth Choral Scholarship was established in 2001 by Ms Jannie Brown in honour of her late husband Neil HM Forsyth QC, who was a Trinity resident from 1957–62 and was a resident tutor from 1961–62.

Eligibility
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be an academically strong student who is accepted to study full-time at the University of Melbourne
  • be accepted into the residential college at Trinity
  • commit to making an outstanding contribution to the Trinity College choral program
  • be experiencing financial hardship
  • be an Australian citizen.

Criteria
Selection will take into account some or all of the following:

  • successful admission through audition to the Choir of Trinity College
  • the talent you can bring to Trinity College
  • your financial situation
  • demonstrated history of high-level involvement in your school and community.

Value and duration
The NHM Forsyth Choral Scholarship provides a full scholarship to cover the residential fees to live at Trinity College, valued at approximately $30,000 per annum. The scholarship is renewable annually for up to three years at Trinity College’s discretion, provided the recipient’s academic and choral performance and general conduct are maintained at a high level.

What next?
To apply for a choral scholarship, there are two important steps to you must take.

Step 1
If you are not already a resident of Trinity College, you must apply for admission to through the University of Melbourne website, ensuring that Trinity College is listed as your first preference. Applications for all University of Melbourne colleges must be submitted through this website. https://www.colleges.unimelb.edu.au

Step 2
Follow the application process. 

Enquiries
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the choral program at Trinity College, please email Director of Music Christopher Watson chwatson@trinity.unimelb.edu.au

General admission enquires can be directed to admissions@trinity.unimelb.edu.au

General Music and Choral Scholarships

The criteria and value of the scholarships vary from $1500 to 50% residential scholarships.  Some are means tested, others are not. Scholarships are entrusted by the donors to be awarded at the discretion of Trinity College.

If you need assistance covering the cost of living at Trinity College while you undertake full-time study at the University of Melbourne, and also intend to be involved with our music or choral programs, we encourage you to submit a scholarship application. 

Eligibility
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be an academically strong student who is accepted to study full-time at the University of Melbourne
  • be accepted into the residential college at Trinity
  • commit to making an outstanding contribution to the Trinity College choral program.

Criteria

  • You must be able to show involvement in your school and/or community, and have the potential to make a positive contribution to the Trinity College community.
  • You must be able to demonstrate significant and demonstrated financial hardship.

What next?
To apply for a choral scholarship, there are two important steps to you must take.

Step 1
If you are not already a resident of Trinity College you must apply for admission to through the University of Melbourne website, ensuring that Trinity College is listed as your first preference. Applications for all University of Melbourne colleges must be submitted through this website. https://www.colleges.unimelb.edu.au

Step 2
Follow the application process. 

Enquiries
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the choral program at Trinity College, please email Director of Music Christopher Watson chwatson@trinity.unimelb.edu.au

General admission enquires can be directed to admissions@trinity.unimelb.edu.au