Blayney Shire Music Scholarships

Blayney Shire has a wealth of musical talent and the Blayney Shire Music Scholarship program helps such students to take their gift to the next level to further their music studies.


Blayney Shire Council in conjunction with Mitchell Conservatorium and Orange Regional Conservatorium offer music tuition scholarships and encouragement awards for students aged between 7 and 18 years. Scholarships are subsidised in part by Council with private sector sponsorship and are offered on an annual basis. Students must reside in the Blayney Shire be able to demonstrate a commitment to the same.


Scholarships will include, in the normal course, tuition, musicianship and ensemble activity. The award will be individually tailored by the relevant Conservatorium to meet the recipient’s specific needs commencing Term 1, 2017 and offers four awards as follows:

  • 2 music scholarships of $1,500 each
  • 2 encouragement awards of $750 each


Applications are now being invited with a closing date of 21 October 2016 with auditions scheduled soon after the closing date. Auditions are held in Blayney.  Application forms are made available from Council’s Office or can be downloaded from Council’s website.


The form must be returned fully completed by the due date attract a non-refundable entry fee of $11.00.


So if you aware of any talented musicians or vocalists please encourage them to make application.



Music Tuition Scholarship for 2017 are now available

The Orange Regional Conservatorium scholarships for 2017 are now available. Applicants can apply from the 12th September to 14th October. Scholarship auditions will be held on Saturday 5th November. The scholarships are open to all music students, these scholarships are NOT exclusive to current ORC students.

Please ensure you read the terms and conditions that are included in the scholarship application download.





2017 Program

We are well into the second semester of 2016 and from here we are busy at the ORC providing tuition more events and preparing for 2017!

If you are a performer and are wishing to perform at the ORC for 2017 then now is the time to submit your proposals.

Have a look at the 2016 Program to see what performers and visiting artists we have previously featured in our 2016 Program.


Term 3

Welcome back to another exciting term at the ORC.

This term we will see many of our students complete their AMEB exams, perform in the 2016 City of Orange Eisteddfod and complete HSC Music exams. It is a very busy term for the students.

However, we do have some exciting concerts on the horizon and masterclass opportunities. Arcadia Quintet will be performing for us on Friday, 5th August. This wind Quintet will be offering a lovely wind chamber music concert. The Arcadia Quintet will also be offering a masterclass on Saturday, 6th August. For tickets and registration please give the ORC Admin a call on 6361 7974. On Saturday 10th Septembert, the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs will also be joining us at the ORC for a day workshop followed by a concert in the late afternoon which is a great opportunity of any choristers and vocal student to get involved in. We will also have Pastance offering a free workshop and concert for the Orange community. Pastance is a celtic music group brought to the ORC in association with Musica Viva Australia. This event will be held on Saturday 17th September. This weekend will be packed as there will also be a special concert with two ORC ensembles the Come Together Choir and Encore – Adult Orchestra.

The ORC Music Scholarship applications will be open from Monday 12th September. All applications must be received by the ORC Admin by 5pm Friday 14th October.