The Grainger Wind Symphony Young Players Scholarship is an annual scholarship open to young woodwind, brass, percussion and string bass players since 2011. The scholarship seeks to encourage talented young musicians to pursue their interest in wind music beyond secondary school. The scholarship is for students doing their final year of 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 2021 for 2022 will remain open until Tuesday 30th November 2021. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a Zoom interview. An audition is waived this year because of the COVID restrictions. If the wind symphony is rehearsing on the 8th December, the short listed applicants will be invited to play with the group. Unsuccessful applicants for the scholarship may be invited to be a normal member.
Past GWS Young Player Scholarship winners
2020-21 Jamie Papps
2019 no award
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