2009 Laurie Coon Foundation Scholarship have been announced
Posted on 16 October 2008
The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation is pleased to announce details about the 2009 Laurie Coon Foundation Scholarship in Singing.
Scholarship amount: NZ$10,000
The scholarship is only open to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand.
The Laurie Coon Foundation Scholarship in Singing which is administered and presented by the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation is aimed at assisting outstanding New Zealand singers with genuine financial needs to develop international careers at the highest level.
Decisions about this scholarship will rely heavily on the recommendations of respected music teachers. Applications must include:
- Proof of ability (a letter of recommendation from a respected teacher or colleague specifically written for this application to be sent independently of the application).
- A full curriculum vitae including information about: Details about all musical education in the past 10 years, including qualifications obtained.
Proof of tenacity (evidenced by qualifications earned, exam results etc)
Proof of New Zealand citizenship
- Evidence of a viable plan.
- Information about other funds that have been raised.
- Information about the project for which the scholarship funds are sought and why the money is needed. Please note that the project has to be related to attendance at an international course or an extended period of study at a respected international music college.
- A CD of a recent performance with a selection of three contrasting arias, with piano accompaniment. Please send 3 copies.
Once the above information has been received and reviewed by the review panel a short list of applicants will be advised and these singers may be invited to attend a live audition which would include a coaching session and interview with the panel who will then make a recommendation to the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation. The decision of the review panel will be final.
The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation reserves the right to request additional information considered necessary to evaluate applications - for example, an additional professional reference, evidence of the applicant's financial situation, evidence of the applicant's qualifications.
Applications must be received no later than March 1, 2009 and should be sent to:
The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation
P O Box 38387
Further details about the scholarship can be found on the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation