Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships

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

COMPETITION CLOSED

Field of Study: Music

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

Number: Variable (1-6)

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.

Video Auditions: Along with their application form, applicants are required to submit an audition video which includes a minimum of fifteen minutes of musical performance. We ask that you perform repertoire that demonstrates three contrasting styles or genres, and for singers, three different languages. Videos should be unedited, recorded with a single camera and should show the performer from a distance of about 10-12 feet (full body length). The titles of the pieces and name(s) of the performers should be clearly identitfied. Composers are to submit musical scores and related recordings. It is the responsibility of auditionees to provide an accompanist if required.

Covid-19 Impact Plan: Due to the current public health emergency, we encourage applicants to consider the possible impact Covid-19 may have on their plans for study (i.e. travel restrictions, etc.). As such, applicants will be asked to include a brief paragraph outlining their consideration of the impact of Covid-19 related restrictions and demonstrate flexibility should their plans be impeded by these restrictions.

Video interviews will be conducted online in mid-January 2022. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of their interview date and time.

 

Application Deadline: DECEMBER 10, 2021

 

To access the application form, please click here.

To submit your audition video, please upload your video to YouTube and send the link, along with your name, performance details, and related links (i.e. scores) to wirth.institute@ualberta.ca with the subject: Strauss Audition 2022.

 

For questions pertaining to the audition videos and interviews, please contact:
Dr. Guillaume Tardif, Coordinator
Tel: 780-492-8112 gtardif@ualberta.ca

 

For further general inquiries, please contact us at:

wirth.institute@ualberta.ca