Nina Doratis Scholarship for Strings

Scholarship Details

 Provider Name:  University of Newcastle

 Scholarship Name:  Nina Doratis Scholarship for Strings

 Description:  This scholarship was established by Mrs Zeny Giles in memory of her mother, Mrs Nina Doratis. It is designed to help young musicians who show significant strings ability and musicianship to further their potential. Nina Doratis migrated as an 8 year old form the Greek island of Castellorizo, arriving in Sydney in 1924. Forced to leave school at the age of 11, she was determined that her own children would have a good education. As a lover of music she also encouraged her children to play musical instruments. Later in life one of her joys was to listen to 3 of her grandchildren practise the violin as student of the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music.

 Study Level:  Bachelor Degree (Pass)

 Study Fields:  Creative Arts

 Subjects:  Music, Viola, Violin

 Support Type:  Scholarship

 Offer Frequency:  Annual

 Annual Amount:  $1,250

 Annual Comment:  The scholarship is valued at $1,250, payable in fortnightly instalments.

 Length:  1 year(s)

 Gender:  Co-Ed

 Eligibility:  Applicants must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts or any degree combining Bachelor of Music (including honours) except Bachelor of Teaching. Selection is based on a written application, a current CV, and an audition.

 Study Location:  Australia – NSW: Hunter

 Closing Date:  March

 Other Details:  Selection of the scholar will be on a case by case assessment of applications. Whilst a demonstrated affinity with the viola is preferred, students may have a demonstrated ability with any stringed instrument, including guitar. Applicants must be available for an audition/interview in which they will perform 3 contrasting string pieces. At this audition, candidates will be assessed on: technical ability, oral skills demonstrated musicianship.

 Number Per Year:  1

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Scholarship Contact Details

 Contact Title:  Scholarships Officer

 Contact Phone:  61 2 49216404

 Contact Fax:  61 2 49216937

 Contact Email:

 Contact Postal Address:  University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

Provider Details

 Provider Name:  University of Newcastle

 Provider Phone:  61 2 49215000

 Provider Fax:  61 2 49601766

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