top of page
Screenshot 2023-06-13 180949.png
  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

St Cecilia Youth Music Scholarships 2022 will not be run

Richard Edwards, for the Eurobodalla St Cecilia Youth Music Scholarships has announced today that "We regret that we will not be in a position to offer the St Cecilia Youth Music Scholarship audition and concert program in 2022.

Me Edwards said "St Cecilia Music Scholarship is conducted by a volunteer committee. Regrettably a number of our members have resigned from the Committee due to changes in their lives. We acknowledge the contribution each one has made and wish them all the best for their future."

"However we are unable to run the program this year.

"We look forward to offering the program in 2023. However, we need support from persons with music or event management skills and capacity to lead in the organisation of the audition and concert program".

"If you, or others that you know, may be interested please email and a member of our committee will contact you. Further information is available on our website".

St Cecilia has long been regarded as the Patron Saint of Music and Musicians. The celebration of her festival day, 22 November, by musical performances has been the practice in Europe for many centuries.

Recognising the disadvantages that local music students face compared with their metropolitan counterparts the Eurobodalla St Cecilia Music Scholarship association was formed in 1995 to provide assistance to young musicians in the area. The association is a non religious community group incorporated in NSW and registered as a Charity with the ACNC and ATO.

Initially the awards were restricted to students from the Eurobodalla Shire but as interest in the scholarships widened to neighbouring Shires the ESCMS changed its constitution to encompass neighbouring Shires in the Region.

The scholarships are supported by local groups including Moruya CWA, Batemans Bay Rotary, South Coast Music Society and PerFex and through generous donations from the general public The Association applies for and has been granted an annual grant from the Eurobodalla Shire Council which together with entrance fees and charges for the auditions and concert are used to administer the annual audition and concert program.


NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

bottom of page