Sponsored by Mrs Joyce Campbell Lloyd.


The scholarship has a total value of $20,000.

Date of competition


Entries close

Closed for 2020.


Ian Hanger Recital Hall.

Applicants must be a:

  • QCGU Music Performance Instrumental student in Year 3 or higher, or
  • recent alumni who graduated no more than 15 months prior to the scholarship selection performance date.

Application form

Competitors must complete an application form and provide the following supporting documents:

  • A personal statement indicating:
    • details of tertiary academic performance including a certified copy of academic transcript/s
    • a case for undertaking overseas study, including general and specific aims and expected benefit to the student.
  • Written references from two different individuals from a recognised authority (for example, a current teacher or Head of Department) who can attest to the applicant's music performance activities, standard of expertise and potential. The written references must clearly show the name and current occupation of the referees.
  • Timeline information and extensive details of teacher and/or institution and course of study (as applicable).
  • A cost analysis that should include tuition fees, travel expenses, living costs and other associated expenses (for example, concert attendance, sheet music and reference texts). Costings must be current and submitted in Australian dollars along with details of anticipated local costs and conversion to Australian currency.
  • A recital programme of at least 20 minutes of suitable music (with timings of individual works included).
  • an audio or video recording of a recent performance/s the applicant believes demonstrates their ability as a performer. Submissions are to be made via link to their submission on YouTube, SoundCloud or Dropbox to be sent to c.wharton@griffith.edu.au by the closing date for applications or, alternatively, via a CD accompanying your written application

Application conditions:

  • Applications must be received by the close date, no late applications will be accepted.
  • Applicants may be required to attend an interview, date and time to be confirmed.
  • Shortlisted applicants are required to compete in a public competition, performing their submitted programme.
  • The adjudication panel will be appointed by the Director of the Queensland Conservatorium not less than a week prior to the date of the public competition and preferably prior to the application closing date.
  • No adjudicator may be the teacher or past teacher of a student or alumnus who is competing.

Value details

The scholarship is to support one (or more) QCGU music students (or recent alumnus) to further their music performance studies overseas. The award will alternate annually between instrumental and vocal students. In 2020 the award will be for instrumental students.

The award will be paid according to the following:

  • an initial stipend of $3,000 paid on receipt of evidence of booking airfares to and from their destination
  • a second stipend of $2,000 paid on proof of payment of airfare
  • the remaining $15,000 will be paid as follows:
    • $5,000 will be paid as close to the departure date as possible
    • $5,000 will be paid three months after departure date
    • $5,000 will be paid six months after departure date.
    Please note: exact payment dates will be advised based on the itinerary provided by the recipient.

Full terms and conditions for the Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship are detailed in the application form.

Sponsor details

Joyce Lloyd (1916–2004) was born in Brisbane, working as a journalist and radio broadcaster in Australia, before moving to England where she worked for the BBC and spent 20 years as a county magistrate presiding in criminal and family courts. During her years abroad, she travelled widely, visiting Europe's major cultural centres and developing a love of the arts and classical music in particular.

While residing in Toowoomba, Mrs Lloyd established the Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship in 1988 to give outstanding musical graduates the opportunity to travel overseas to further develop their careers.