Finals (total prize value over $170,000)
Marianne Mathy Scholarship ('The Mathy')
$30,000 to assist with a program of study and/or singing activity
The winner of The Mathy will also receive:
1. ABC Classic FM Prize Studio recording engagement for national transmission on ABC Classic FM valued at $8,000.
2. Lili Ussher Prize Portrait painting of the Winner in concert dress valued at $8,000.
3. Faye Franco Prize IT consultancy and up to six months service costs for a “classical singer” website valued at $1,500.
4. Fine Music 102.5 Recording Engagement Studio recording with Fine Music 102.5 valued at $1,200.
5. Lightbox Photographic Award Portfolio of publicity photographs valued at $1,000.
6. Editorial Resources Prize Professionally produced résumé valued at $800.
7. Oral History Taped interview by oral historian Diana Ritch will be recorded and retained within the Oral History Collection of the National Library of Australia.
8. The Mathy Limited edition Drago Cherina sculpture presented by Music & Opera Singers Trust Limited.
Total prize value over $50,000
OTHER PRIZES AWARDED TO ANY FINALIST
Guildhall School of Music & Drama Award
Fees for one year’s study at the Guildhall School in the Post Diploma Vocal Training Course in the academic year 2014/2015, valued at $31,000.
The winner will also receive the $5,000 Sheila Prior Memorial Award donated by the AOAC and the $3,000 Phoebe Patrick Award.
Total Prize value over $39,000
Leverhulme Royal Northern College of Music Award
Fees for one year’s study at the College in Manchester in the academic year 2014/2015, valued at $25,000.
The winner will also receive the $5,000 Clark & Associates Prize and the $3,000 Nell Pascall Award.
Total Prize value over $33,000
Mozart Opera Institute Award
Fees for one year's study at the Mozarteum University Salzburg in the Post Diploma Opera Course at the Mozart-Opera Institute in the academic year 2014/2015, valued at $3,500 and an additional (approx) $2,500 subsidy for accommodation.
The winner will also receive the $4,000 Armstrong-Martin Scholarship presented by the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust for overseas study.
Total Prize value over $10,000
Royal Over-Seas League (UK) Music Bursary
A return economy flight to the UK and two weeks accommodation and hospitality in central London at the Royal Over-Seas League’s private members club Over-Seas House. ROSL ARTS will arrange several performance opportunities in London or Edinburgh. Cash grant of $3,000 from the Victorian Branch of ROSL;
Total Prize value over $10,000
Cash grant to enable the recipient to study the Italian language in Italy.
Total Prize valued at $8,000
Nelly Apt Scholarship
Scholarship to attend the International Vocal Arts Institute in Israel in July 2014, with airfares and living expenses.
Total Prize value up to $8,000
Symphony Australia Young Vocalist Award
An engagement with a professional Australian symphony orchestra, and cash award of $5,000.
Christine Leaves Award
Thirty hours of publicist consultation, business and promotional planning over a 12-month period valued at $5,000.
Universal Music Australia Prize
Classical CDs valued at $3,000.
David Harper Award
Ten lessons with David Harper valued at $1,200.
Zoe James Prize
A posture and voice control body review for each Finalist, valued at a total of $1,200.
Opera Australia Prize
Opportunity for all Finalists to attend rehearsals in Melbourne or Sydney, observing an opera throughout the stages of its production.
SEMI-FINALS (TOTAL PRIZE VALUE $7,000)
Tinkler Encouragement Award
Awarded to a singer not selected as a Finalist. Cash award of $500.
Radzyminski Family Prize
French tuition at an Alliance Francaise Centre in the singer's city sponsored by Lucienne Radzyminski, valued at $575.
Running Bare Prize
Package of sports clothing and accessories to each Semi-Finalist. Value $250 for each Semi-Finalist. Total value $2,500.
SEMI-FINAL CONTESTANTS RESIDING IN OR VISITING NSW
Italian language operatic repertoire phonetics coaching in a time-frame to best suite the singer with Sydney-based Joyce Parszos, valued at $3,000.
Istituto Italiano di Cultura Award
25 hours of study in Italian at the Italian Cultural Institute in Sydney, valued at $350.
St James Recital Prize
Opportunity for a Semi-Finalist to present a recital at St James King Street, Sydney in their Lunchtime Series.
The recipients of any Scholarships and Prizes are reminded that the cash component is a form of income. Any enquiries regarding tax should be referred to the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation, an accountant or a registered tax consultant. The IFAC Australian Singing Competition and its administrator, Music & Opera Singers Trust Limited (MOST®) act as co-ordinator of the above prizes and opportunities and cannot accept responsibility if any provider is unable to fulfill its obligations in any form. If the recipient of any Scholarship connected to funds elects not to proceed with that Scholarship, the associated funds must be forfeited and may be made available to another Finalist. The IFAC ASC and MOST® take no responsibility for the acceptance of Scholarships that involve overseas travel. This decision is taken solely at the discretion of the recipient who should check the current status of the country in question with the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs at the time of travel.
'The Mathy' has become synonymous with the Marianne Mathy Scholarship, the featured award within the IFAC Australian Singing Competition.
Handcast in solid bronze, 'The Mathy' stands 195mm tall (230mm including its base) and weighs in at just under 1kg.
'The Mathy' limited edition Drago Marin Cherina bronze statuette was first awarded to Western Australian soprano Rachelle Durkin in 2000.
ENTRIES CLOSED 23 MAY
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