Scholarships and Bursaries

We are very fortunate at the Conservatorium to have local groups and individuals in the community who encourage and support young musicians with scholarships and bursaries.

Scholarship Information & Application Form

CHRC 2023 Scholarship information
CHRC Scholarship Application Form 2023


2023 Scholarship applications are now open for school-aged students of instruments and voice in the contemporary, classical and jazz genres. For 2023 scholarships will give recipients up to 40 x 45 minute lessons plus free ensemble tuition.

The Bill Wood Annual Scholarship

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour City. Each year, students who consistently demonstrate musical talent and dedication are selected to receive this scholarship, presented in memory of our past Board President Bill Wood who dedicated himself to our Conservatorium and the community through his Rotary works.

The Conservatorium Scholarship

The Conservatorium supports a scholarship for a student showing talent and commitment in their chosen field.

The Valerie Petschack Scholarship

The Valerie Petschack Scholarship is offered to piano students who are classically trained. The scholarship is available in memory of the concert pianist Valerie Petschack, and is made possible thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. 

If you would like to offer a scholarship or become a sponsor, please call us on 02 6652 1592.


The Conservatorium also supports students through fee relief. If you are suffering financial hardship and can’t commit to lessons, please contact our Executive Director, Patrick Brearley, on .

Please call us on 02 6652 1592 or register your interest and we’ll get in touch with you!