Chris Deutscher Memorial Scholarship entries open

Entries are open for young musicians to apply for the Chris Deutscher Memorial Scholarship.

Entries close on 16 September 2022

The scholarship was set up by Radio Mansfield 99.7FM to honour founding member Chris Deutscher, who passed away in 2018. Chris had a passion for Australian country music and was himself a talented musician.  Pictured here, is Chris in his day job as fire spotter at the Mt Buller fire tower.

The Chris Deutscher Memorial Scholarship promotes and encourages two Mansfield students who have a passion and talent for music.

Entries are judged by a panel which includes Mrs Helen Deutscher. The selection panel’s decisions are final, and no further discussion will be entered in to.

Scholarship categories and prizes

The scholarship offers two grants:

  • The first grant is by way of encouragement and will be for a primary aged student who has been undertaking music lessons for at least a year. The sum of $300 is for continued music education or towards the purchase/hire of an instrument.  
  • The second grant is for a secondary aged student. The sum of $500 will be awarded in recognition of an achievement in music to date and, again, for the continuance of his/her own music education or towards an instrument or perhaps even to undertake a recording of their own work.

How to apply

  1. To enter, firstly, talk to your parents and music teacher. 
  2. Then select a piece of music/song which you think best suits your talents and record yourself.
  3. Download and complete the entry form, parent/guardian consent form and music teacher statement
  4. Send the form to Radio Mansfield before the due date.

Important dates

  • Entries close on 16 September
  • Short listed candidates will be informed within the following week.
  • Short listed candidates will need to be available to meet and perform their audition piece in person for a panel of judges, which will include Mrs. Helen Deutscher.  These auditions will take place on 8th October
  • Winners will be notified within the week following the auditions.
  • There will be an award ceremony on a date to be advised and students will be invited to showcase their talent on Radio Mansfield 99.7FM.

Checklist

Have you completed the following items?

Primary Student  

  1. A completed entry form
  2. A consent form completed by your parent/guardian
  3. Recommendation from your music teacher/school music teacher
  4. A short piece of writing, telling us a bit about yourself and why you like learning music (approx. 150 words)
  5. A sample mp3 recording of you playing/singing

Secondary Student

  1. A completed entry form
  2. A consent form completed by your parent/guardian
  3. Recommendation from your music teacher/school music teacher
  4. An essay detailing your music education so far and what you would like to achieve in the future (approx. 300 words)
  5. A sample mp3 recording of you playing/singing

Download forms

The entry form, parent/guardian consent form and music teacher statement are available in PDF or Word format.

Entry form, parent/guardian consent form and music teacher statement (PDF)

Entry form, parent/guardian consent form and music teacher statement (Word)

More information

For more information email Lyn Holland or Dallas Daniel at scholarship@radiomansfield.org.au

Last Updated: 22 June 2022
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