Scenic Rim students to apply for opera Australia scholarship by June 28

THE VOICE: Galatea Kneath, Ellie Rose and Monique Grima. 2018 Regional Student Scholarship Recipients. Photo: Keith Saunders.
THE VOICE: Galatea Kneath, Ellie Rose and Monique Grima. 2018 Regional Student Scholarship Recipients. Photo: Keith Saunders.

YOUNG Scenic Rim singers have until Friday, June 28 to submit their applications and auditions online for Opera Australia's Regional Vocal Scholarship.

Students from year 11 and 12 who live 100 kilometres or more from their nearest capital city centre are invited to apply for the vocal scholarship that could fast-track their opera or musical theatre career.

Earlier this year, Opera Australia announced its rebranded Regional Vocal Scholarship, formally known as the Regional Student Scholarship, which enabled eligible students to undertake an application process entirely online via Vimeo and YouTube.

In order to apply, students would need to provide contact information, a letter of recommendation from a music or vocal teacher, and two links to audition videos singing an opera, classical or musical theatre piece via the Opera Australia online portal.

Opera Australia's artistic director Lyndon Terracini said they were determined to look beyond major cities in order to discover and mentor new young talent.

"We are looking for passionate and highly talented singers across a variety of genres.

"If there are regional students out there who want to pursue and launch their career in the performing arts industry, we want to hear from them," MrTerracini said.

Once applications have been considered, four successful vocalists will receive the scholarship prize of a week-long visit to Sydney in January 2020.

The program aimed to build on each recipient's musical capability with access to exclusive workshops held by some of Australia's leading industry experts, tickets to world-class performances at the Sydney Opera House, and the chance to perform for chief executive Rory Jeffes, Mr Terracini and Opera Australia guests.

Opera Australia said its Regional Vocal Scholarship was an accessible way for talented senior students to further develop their journey into the music industry that they may have never been exposed to otherwise.

Travel, accommodation and meal allowances will be provided for each successful scholarship recipient.

For further information and to lodge applications visit the Opera Australia website at opera.org.au