Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies

Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships

The Johann Strauss Foundation Music Awards for Advanced Study of Music in Austria


Field of Study:             Music

Value:                           Variable ($2,000 - $5,000)

Number:                       Variable (1-3)
Conditions:  Awarded, in first order, to a student or students with satisfactory academic standing in an official Music Program at any Alberta post-secondary institution who is/are planning to study music in Austria. In the absence of qualified registered student candidates, the award may be given to an advanced musician, post-doctoral fellow or junior music instructor wishing to advance their music skills through the study of music in Austria. Selection will be based on musical merit as demonstrated in an audition and interview. This award is given to support the individual’s expenses (travel, accommodation, tuition/registration fees) incurred during the study in Austria.

Application Deadline:   DECEMBER 7, 2018

Auditions:  Finalists will be invited to auditions held at the University of Alberta in January 2019. The audition includes up to fifteen minutes of musical performance and a brief interview of up to ten minutes. We ask that you be prepared to perform repertoire that demonstrates three contrasting styles or genres, and for singers, three different languages. It is the responsibility of auditionees to provide an accompanist if required. Applicants selected for an audition will be notified of their audition date and time.

To download the application form, please click here: PDF  or Word Document

For further information contact:

Joseph F. Patrouch, Director

Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies

Arts Building, Suite 300

University of Alberta

Edmonton, AB

T6G 2E6

Tel: 780-492-1444

e-mail: patrouch@ualberta.ca