Nina Doratis Scholarship for Strings
Mrs Zeny Giles
This scholarship was established by Mrs Zeny Giles in memory of her mother, Mrs Nina Doratis. It is designed to help young musicians who show significant strings ability and musicianship to further their potential.
Nina Doratis migrated as an eight year old form the Greek island of Castellorizo arriving in Sydney in 1924. Forced to leave school at the age of eleven, she was determined that her own children would have a good education. As a lover of music she also encouraged her children to play musical instruments. Later in life one of her joys was to listen to three of her grandchildren practise the violin as student of the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled in Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts or any degree combined with a Bachelor of Music (except a Bachelor of Teaching)
If this documentation is not provided your application will not be processed.
After you have submitted your application, please print off the cover sheet provided and attach a copy of each piece of required documentation to it before sending in.
- A written statement, (one page only) on how you will use the money to further your music education, your plans and your career aspirations
- A current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
- Three (3) pieces you intend to play at audition.
One (1) scholarship is available, valued at $1250, payable in fortnightly installments.
Selection of the scholar will be on a case by case assessment of applications.
Whilst a demonstrated affinity with the viola is preferred, students may have a demonstrated ability with any stringed instrument, including guitar.
Applicants must be available for an audition/interview in which they will perform these three contrasting string pieces.
At this audition, candidates will be assessed on:
- technical ability,
- oral skills
- demonstrated musicianship.
University of Newcastle
Phone: (02) 49216404 or (02) 49216539
Fax: (02) 49216937