We can’t think of any culture of the society in which music is not fundamental to cultural expression. And in ‘western’ society, musical education has been important since the ancient Greeks.
At the Hume Conservatorium, we are keen to help provide access to the benefits of musical education to people who might not otherwise afford it. We award Scholarships to support talented students- helping those with strong ability to access the full range of conservatorium programs. We also award bursaries to help students to access musical education based solely on financial capacity.
In partnership with local businesses and individual donors, we offer annual scholarship and bursary programs to support the musical education and development of young students.
Scholarships are awarded based on capacity to benefit from the opportunity- in which competitive auditions and teacher references are critical. The scholarships provide talented students with access to tuition, musicianship education, performance opportunities and mentoring from experienced professionals. They are intended to accelerate development for those with strong underlying ability. They can open up a range of opportunities and possible career pathways, as evidenced by some of our alumni who have gone on to study at some of Australia’s premiere music institutions and establish successful careers in the industry.
Bursaries serve a different purpose- they provide access to musical education for students whose families would otherwise be unable to provide them with the opportunity. Research over the last decade has backed up the intuitive experience of the past: a musical education enhances not only the musical skills, but also the life skills and emotional well being of young people. Like few other other learning experiences, the focus, discipline, collaborative and creative elements of music making provide life long benefits – and hopefully enjoyment as well! Access to musical education should not be restricted to the wealthy or highly talented. So a gift of a bursary can change a young life. Find out how you can help!
Hume Conservatorium want to take this opportunity to acknowledge those who have supported scholarships and bursaries in recent years – both the conservatorium and our students are very grateful for this assistance.
Hume Conservatorium is always looking for volunteers to help out with working bees, events and performances. If you would like to volunteer with us send us an email and we will be in touch.
In particular we are looking for volunteers to help with:-
Events (RSA if possible)
Electrical testing and tagging
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We acknowledge the traditional Custodians of this Land, where the Aboriginal People have performed age-old ceremonies of storytelling, music, dance and celebration. As a traditional meeting place, many first nations peoples came to this region. Underneath our buildings and roads this Land will always will be traditional Aboriginal Land. in the same way, all music making genres and practices come from our musical elders, so we acknowledge those on whose skills and wisdom we draw.