Melissa Perrin Scholarship

In 2007 the scholarship was founded to celebrate and encourage students enrolled in Yamaha Music’s courses. The scholarship is designed to show belief in and reward students so that they may feel the difference studying, playing and enjoying music can have on a family’s life.

The scholarship is also in place to recognise the high level of development that can be experienced with Yamaha’s programs. With this in mind Yamaha seeks to discover students passionate and willing to continue their journey through our curriculum with a view of reaching their full potential.

The award criteria take into account all aspects of Yamaha Music educations programs.

  • Attendance
  • Student feedback from Teaching staff
  • Performance – Expression, accuracy, tempo, energy and fluency
  • Submission of application with accompanying scholarship statement
  • Technical ability – playing technique, posture and dexterity


The scholarship is awarded to a recent graduate of the Yamaha Junior Music Course. Current Junior Extension Course level 1 and level 2 student are eligible to apply.

Students must be continuing with their Yamaha Music Education to be eligible for the scholarship.


There will be a panel of adjudicators who will be responsible for selecting the successful applicant. All applications will be carefully considered. Short listed applicants may be invited to attend or submit an audition. The adjudicators may decide that no applicant is of sufficient merit to be recommended for the scholarship.

How Do I Apply?

Applications are emailed to all eligible students on September 24th, 2018. If you believe you are eligible for this course and have not received an email, please contact Yamaha Music Education on 1300 139 506.

Applications Close

Applications will close October 19th, 2018.

All applications must be received by this date, late submissions will not be accepted for consideration.

Notifying the Successful Applicant

The successful applicant will be notified in writing at the end of October and a certificate will be presented in class or at the relevant JOC concert in Term 4. No correspondence will be provided to unsuccessful applicants.

Additional Information

The adjudicators' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The organiser reserves the right to change or withdraw the details of the scholarship at any stage, without notice.