St Paul's Music Foundation & Scholarships

St Paul's Cathedral Sale Music Foundation Trust

The object of the St Paul’s Cathedral Sale Music Foundation Trust is ‘to provide financial assistance to such persons from time to time to enable the performance of sacred and secular music at or in association with St Paul’s Cathedral, Sale, by musicians with a particular focus on the choir and the organ’.

The Trustees, together with Dean Keren Terpstra, are delighted to invite you to consider an interest in the Trust in some of the following ways:
Offer of musical gifts
Offer of assistance for fundraising 
Offer of practical assistance for events
Offer of financial gifts
Application for a Grant

Contact Dean Keren 
or Chairperson Marion Dewar 
via this website:

Bank Account Details for financial gifts
(Gifts over $2 are tax deductible):
St Paul’s Cathedral Sale Music Foundation Trust  tick
ABN   41 695 239 960
Bendigo Bank 633 000   Account 188 720 296
Ref: Gift from…………………………..

To receive regular information, please forward your name and email address to the Chairperson. For more information please contact:
St Paul’s Cathedral Sale Music Foundation Trust              PO Box 691   Sale   VIC   3850              
Chairperson Marion Dewar  

Donations may be made directly into the account. It would be helpful if your name and phone number were used as a reference so that your donation can be acknowledged. As well, please send an email to the Chairperson with information about your donation (date, amount, name, contact details) so that a receipt can be forwarded to you.


The Dean's Music Scholarship 2024   Applications close 10th March 2024
The Dean’s Music Scholarship is an exciting opportunity for young musicians to engage with their community through church music, to develop confidence in performance across a range of repertoire, and to enhance their musical experience.

This Music Scholarship will provide a 50% contribution to a student’s music lesson fees and related expenses for one calendar year, up to $1500.  Scholarship recipients are expected to engage with and learn music to be performed at designated church services at St Paul’s Cathedral, Sale, and will be invited to perform at concerts as part of the Cathedral’s Concert Series.

Who Can Apply?     
While there's no age limit, it's designed for young people of school age .                                                                               
Scholarship applicants should have:                                                                                                                                          
- A demonstrated commitment to music, and the willingness to further develop performance skills
- A high standard of personal presentation and maturity, and the capacity to be reliable
- A minimum 6th grade AMEB attainment (or equivalent) in your principal instrument (keyboard skills on piano or organ an advantage)                                                             
- Ensemble skills: a willingness to grow in your ability to create music with others, as an instrumentalist and as a singer.
While some familiarity with Anglican music and liturgy would be advantageous it is not essential. Participation in this programme will include exposure to some teaching relevant to the music chosen, in order to facilitate the interpretation and understanding of the context in which the music will be performed.

More information:
Info page
Contract info 



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