Dear valued Arts supporters,
Since 2000, The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust had been helping singers, musicians and conductors with the financial burden of their overseas music studies and during that time a massive improvement has been achieved in their musical maturity and technical development. Much of this is due to the close exposure to international pedagogy and professional performance standards experienced at first hand in the world's major musical centres. Our scholarship program plays a major role in this valuable development especially for young Australian artists.
In addition, where possible and when necessary, we take a mentor role for our scholars and provide guidance and direction when needed.
Your financial contribution has been a cornerstone in helping us with this work and it is crucial we continue to receive your generous support.
In 2017 we awarded scholarship grants to a value of $172,534 including provisions in the sum of $120,000 for future grants to the ABC Young Performer Award, a Pacific Opera singer and The Australian Youth Classical Music Competition at Geelong, Victoria.
Seven singers, three pianists and two violinists received scholarships in 2017 which were taken up in Italy, USA, London, Bulgaria, Germany and France. Accordingly, these locations provide distinctive approaches to music pedagogy and valuable comparisons of performance criteria which are inherited from the musical culture of the region. When Australian scholars return home, those cultural influences will be available for the benefit of future Australian musicians, singers and conductors and will result in original and internationally mature Australian music performances.
We are incredibly proud of our music scholars' achievements and recognise that their artistic competence will be brought home to Australia to benefit a younger group of Australian performers in the future. Therefore, to assist with our program for Australian singers, musicians and conductors I request your continued financial support with your tax deductible donation.
Warwick D. Ross
The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust
ACN 008 394 250
All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.