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South African Society of Music Teachers (SASMT) Bursaries 2020-2021

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Application is now open for all interested applicants that want to apply for SASMT Bursary.

The South African Society of Music Teachers (SASMT) was founded in 1918 in Cape Town South Africa and is the oldest professional music society in South Africa. The SASMT provide bursaries and scholarships for music study in South Africa, here are the categories of available bursary:

  1. David Reunert Bursary (R1500) – Available for singing or any performing arts and teaching or theoretical branch of music.
  2. Ellie Marx Memorial Scholarship for String Instruments (R5000) – To promote and encourage students in the study of stringed instruments, specifically the violin.
  3. Gladwell Scholarship (R12000) / Kathleen Irish Scholarship (R12000) – This is for local or international music study at an institution accredited by the Council of the SASMT. The bursary amount is paid in two instalments, where the second instalment will be dependent on the student’s academic results.

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Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

David Reunert Bursary (R1500)

  • Students intending to take up music professionally, either as teacher or performer
  • 18 and 25 years old
  • In possession of a National Senior Certificate or its equivalent, a copy of which must be submitted with this application
  • Students of current and paid-up members of the SASMT
  • Citizen of South Africa

Ellie Marx Memorial Scholarship for String Instruments (R5000)

  • South African citizen for local or international music study
  • Students of current and paid-up members of the SASMT

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Gladwell Scholarship (R12000)

  • South African citizen for the study of serious music, either instrumental, vocal or composition
  • Grade 8 standard of any the music examining bodies or of a higher standard
  • Not more than 25 years
  • Students of current and paid-up members of the SASMT

Kathleen Irish Scholarship (R12000)

  • Financially needy, but deserving music pupils wishing to study piano at tertiary level
  • Students of current and paid-up members of the SASMT

How to Apply and Application Details

  1. Applicants should include the following in their application form:
    • Applicant’s South African ID
    • Full academic record
    • Recommendations from two referees, one from the head of the department/institution where the applicant is or has been studying
    • Short curriculum vitae
    • Recent unedited DVD which consists of the unedited performance with at least 3 contrasting works from minimum 2 style periods with a total duration of 15–20 minutes. Put the different items on separate tracks. The name and instrument of the candidate must be indicated on the DVD but should not be included in the recording. The quality of the recording could affect the result. Recordings will not be returned after the final decision.
    • Declaration by the teacher that the DVD is of the applicant’s own performance
    • A digital photo which measures 500 px in height
  2. Applications should contact the Executive Officer with the following address:

Selected applicants should be ready to perform at the next SASMT Annual General Meeting.

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Opening & Closing Date

 9 October 2020 

Contact Details

You can contact the bursary provider on:

Elma Britz
Post: P O Box 452 Kenton-on-Sea 6191
Cell: 082 673 0532
Email: [email protected]

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