Young Players Scholarship

The Grainger Wind Symphony has shortlisted, auditioned, interviewed and selected the 2018 Young Players Scholarship recipient. We invite you and your friends to the presentation at Concert 6 on Saturday 9 December starting at 7.00pm.


The Grainger Wind Symphony Young Players Scholarship is an annual scholarship open to young woodwind, brass, percussion and string bass players. The scholarship seeks to encourage talented young musicians to pursue their interest in wind music beyond secondary school. By raising awareness of the strong community music scene in Melbourne, the Grainger Wind Symphony hopes to engage a whole new generation of musicians in this proud tradition.

Every music teacher hopes to instil in their students a love of music that is carried beyond the boundaries of school life. Why not give your students the very best of opportunities and help them carry their passion forward to post-­‐secondary school life? The Grainger Wind Symphony Young Players Scholarship is the ideal platform for your high-­‐achieving students to practice performing before a panel, become accustomed to the audition process and receive feedback on the their performance, whilst encouraging them to continue pursuing music beyond secondary school.

Applications in 2017 for 2018 closed on Wednesday 30th August 2017. Auditions were held on Sunday 17th September 2017 in Blackburn for those applicants who are short listed. The timeline for 2018 for 2019 Scholarship will be similar.

Click here for the poster

Click here for the Application Form

Click here for the letter to Head of Music in your school.


Past GWS Young Player Scholarship winners

2018 Emma Squires

2017 Chelsea Tubby

2016 Sarah Phang

2015 Harry Potocnik

2014 Suzanne Yong

2013 Penelope Latham

2012 Sophie Caldwell

2011 Shirin Chalik inaugural recipient