SAMRO Overseas Scholarships for Composers, 2014

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The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) is offering overseas scholarships for South African, Botswana, Lesotho or Swaziland applicants. The main award-winners’ scholarships may be used only for postgraduate study or approved master classes abroad, focusing on the music discipline for which they were awarded, namely Composition. Two main awards, one for Jazz/Popular Music and one for Western Art Music are available in each cycle. The value of the main award in each genre is R160 000. The SAMRO Foundation will also fund the purchase price of an economy class return airfare to the overseas country in which the main award- winner will study, up to a maximum of R10 000.. The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) is South Africa’s national Society of Composers, Lyricists and Music Publishers, administering the performing, broadcasting, diffusion and mechanical (recording) rights in copyright musical works, as well as public performance of sound recordings (commonly referred to as needle time)..  Scholarships enable talented young South Africans to further their music studies (postgraduate study or approved master classes) abroad.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· The Scholarship competition is open to Composers born after 31 May 1981 who are citizens of South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho or Swaziland, and who have already completed (or expect to complete) their studies in 2014 for a recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree majoring in composition.
· A main award
· winner in any of the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships competitions is not eligible to apply.
· During the 3 years following the completion of studies funded by these Scholarships, main award
· winners may be required to make themselves available for 2 possible public performances of works. These performances will not qualify for the payment of any fees to the main award
· winners.
Benefits of the scholarship:  The SAMRO Overseas Scholarships for Composers, administered by the SAMRO Foundation are awarded once every four years. The value of the main award in each  genre is R160 000. The SAMRO Foundation will also fund the purchase price of an economy class return airfare to the overseas country in which the main award- winner will study, up to a maximum of R10 000.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  All funds which are awarded will be payable at the appropriate time to the relevant educational entity or teacher(s) of the candidate as approved by the SAMRO Foundation for the account of the award-winner. Please note that funds will not be disbursed directly into award winners’ accounts. All monetary awards must be used within 2 years of being awarded. However, candidates who foresee that the deferral of the use of any funds awarded may become necessary, must submit their reason(s) for deferral in writing 3 months before the end of the 2-year period. Should no request for deferral of awards be requested and/or granted, awards not claimed within a period of three years will be forfeited.
Number of scholarships:  Two main awards, one for Jazz/Popular Music and one for Western Art Music are available in each cycle.

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