SA Society of Music Teachers: Ellie Marx Memorial Scholarship

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Bursary Details

Ellie Marx Memorial Scholarship for String Instruments

Bursary Information

BMus (Music),

The closing date for entries for 2019 is in October 2019

Terms & Conditions

The object of the Ellie Marx Memorial Scholarship is to promote and encourage promising students in the study of stringed instruments, particularly the violin.
The Ellie Marx Memorial Scholarship for String Instruments is awarded annually to a South African citizen for local or international music study.
Only students of current and paid-up members of the SASMT are allowed to enter.
Each entry must include:
(i) the completed entry form,
(ii) a certified copy of the candidate’s identity document,
(iii) a full academic record,
(iv) recommendations by two referees, one of which must be the head of the department/institution where the applicant is or has been studying,
(v) a short curriculum vitae,
(vi) a recent unedited DVD recording as specified below,
(vii) a declaration by the teacher that the DVD is of the candidate’s own performance,
(viii) a photo in electronic format about 500 px in height,

The DVD recording must consist of the unedited performance of a minimum of 3 contrasting works from at least 2 style periods with a total duration of 15–20 minutes. Please put the different pieces on separate tracks. The name and instrument of the candidate must be indicated on the DVD but not recorded. The quality of the recording could influence the result. Recordings will not be returned after adjudication but may be collected.
Applications must reach the Executive Officer at the following address on or before the closing date as indicated on the Scholarship page of this website

Candidate Requirements

Eligible Candidates Current students at university (4th year) Exceptionally talented young students under 23 years who must have studied stringed instruments in SA for at least 3 years



Bursary Enquiries Executive Officer SA Society of Music Teachers PO Box 20573 Noordburg 2522,

Bursary Inclusion

Selection Process Short-listing Interviews Selection decision

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How to Apply


The South African Society of Music Teachers
P O Box 452
For further enquiries contact Elma Britz
Cell 082 673 0532 or

Field of Study: Humanities


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