SASMT Bursaries South Africa 2016 – 2017

 

ABOUT THE BURSAR

South African Society of Music Teachers (SASMT) was formed in 1918 by a group of music teachers in Cape Town. Almost a century later, SASMT is the oldest professional music society across Southern Africa.

SASMT represents music teachers in Schools, Private practice, Music centres, Colleges and Universities and has done so since its inception.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARIES

1. David Reunert Bursary: This bursary award value is R1 500. The bursary will be awarded to music students who intend on teaching or performing music professionally.
 

Eligibility:

  • South African citizen.
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 25.
  • Must have a National Senior Certificate or equivalent.
  • Student of current and paid-up members of the SASMT.

 

2. Gladwell Scholarship: This bursary award value is R12 000, to be paid in 2 installments to the institution/ person. The bursary will be awarded to music students who intend on studying music – instrumental, composition or vocal.
 

Eligibility:

  • South African citizen.
  • Intends to study music locally or internationally, at an institution or teacher approved by the SASMT Council.
  • Minimum grade 8 standard of music examining bodies.
  • Under 25 years of age.
  • Student of current and paid-up members of the SASMT.

 

3. Kathleen Irish Scholarship: This bursary award value is R10 000, to be paid in 2 installments to the institution/ person. The bursary will be awarded to talented music students, who itend on studying piano at tertiary level and are financially disadvantaged.
 

Eligibility:

  • Intends to study music locally or internationally, at an institution or teacher approved by the SASMT Council.
  • Student of current and paid-up members of the SASMT.

 

The winners of the bursary awards will be required to perform at the next SASMT Annual General Meeting.
 

HOW TO APPLY

Download and complete the SASMT Bursaries Application Form (pdf). (This one application form is applicable for all 3 bursary programmes).
 

Include the following with your complete application form:

  • ID document certified copy,
  • Full academic record,
  • Short CV,
  • Minimum of 2 referee recommendations (1 must be the head of the institution or department where you currently study),
  • Recent unedited DVD recording (see more details below),
  • Teachers declaration that the DVD is of the applicants personal performance,
  • Electronic photo (approx. 500 px height).

 

DVD details: unedited personal performance, minimum 3 contrasting works from minimum of 2 style periods, total length of 15 to 20 minutes. Pieces to be put on alternative tracks and the applicants name and instruments must be stated but not recorded.
 

Application forms and supporting documents must be sent to:
The South African Society of Music Teachers
Postnet Suite 21
Private Bag x025
Lynnwood Ridge
0040

OR

205 Kruinsig
331 Glenwood Rd
Faerie Glen
Pretoria
0043
 

CLOSING DATE

16 October annually.
 

ENQUIRIES

Elma Britz
082 673 0532 or britz@lantic.net

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