Scholarships and Bursaries

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

Scholarship Application Form
Scholarship Application Form 2022
2022 Scholarship information


2022 Scholarship applications are now open for school-aged students of instruments and voice in the contemporary, classical and jazz genres. For 2022 the Conservatorium is offering a new scholarship specifically for classically trained students in the Nambucca Valley region. 2022 scholarships give recipients up to 40 x 45 minute lessons plus free ensemble tuition, with the new scholarship for Nambucca Valley students on offer from 2022 under the same conditions.  

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 Tom and Therese Murray-Prior Scholarship

Tom and Therese have given this generous donation to support students who demonstrate instrumental talent, musical ability and dedication in the field of Classical music.

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 students who are classically trained and living in the Nambucca Valley region. 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.

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