Newsboys Foundation

Applications now open for the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Bach Competition

Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award Winners Charlotte Kube (2015), The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, Emma Amery (2017), Trish Thompson (2018), Sandy Shaw (CEO – Newsboys Foundation)

Now in its tenth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Bach Competition, including the Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award is dedicated to young musicians passionate about J.S. Bach.

Applications close on Wednesday 8 May 2019 at midnight and the finals will be held at Melbourne Recital Centre on Sunday 16 June 2019.

The Newsboys Foundation works with the Melbourne Recital Centre to present the Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award.

Students from rural or regional Victoria who attend a Victorian Government School are eligible to apply for the Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award. This prize is designed to enable the winner to benefit from musical tuition and other opportunities that otherwise may be not open to them. It includes: travel and one week’s accommodation for the student and a parent/guardian in Melbourne and a daily per diem; lessons with a top teacher on the relevant instrument; complimentary tickets to concerts at the Melbourne Recital Centre during that week; mentoring/shadowing opportunities with Melbourne Recital Centre’s artistic and production staff and best endeavours to go ‘behind-the-scenes’ with direct contact with industry professionals.

Nominations will open in March 2020.