The Simon Hatton Jazz Saxophone Bursary will honour Simon Hatton, a talented and committed student of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) who passed away in 2020. The establishment of this Bursary will continue Simon’s passion for performance, the creation of new music and supporting fellow musicians.


The purpose of the Simon Hatton Jazz Saxophone Bursary is to assist a current QCGU jazz saxophone student. The bursary funds can be used by the student to support one or more of the following benefits to the successful applicant:

  • Tutoring support to a sax player who is very talented and committed to the actual performance of the sax and making of music, which at times may come at the detriment of academic results
  • Technical support similar to that provided by Performance Studies
  • Mentoring support to a deserving sax student who would benefit from some guidance from someone respected in the Brisbane music scene
  • A sponsored project nominated by the recipient that will assist in their musicianship, assisting them to blossom into their full potential as a sax player

The bursary is valued at $3,000, paid in a single payment.

Apply by 4 pm Monday 2 November 2020

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • be a student enrolled at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in the Bachelor of Music undergraduate degree
  • be studying jazz saxophone
  • be Australian Citizen

What do I include in my application?

To be considered for this scholarship you must complete the following sections within the application:

Study details

  • Program

Achievements:

  • referee details: a character reference in support of your application

Statements:

  • Personal statements
    • career goals and aims – outline your passion for jazz saxophone

You must upload the following in the supporting documentation section. (Please use only the following formats: pdf, Word, jpeg or Excel. We can only guarantee these formats will be accepted)

  • Attach a written statement of 500 – 1,000 words outlining your passion for jazz saxophone (in response to the qualities listed below) and how they intend to use and benefit from the Bursary
  • Submission of digital performance portfolio – a collation of live performances and / or other presentations of jazz saxophone

Applications will be assessed by a panel based on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Demonstrate a real talent and dedication to the Sax
  • Demonstrate the importance they place on performance, with that dedication to performance showing through a real love for the moment and the music
  • Have an ability to inspire fellow musicians to play better themselves
  • Have an ability to deliver a unique statement in music i.e., the energy and conception of the presentation is 'in the moment' and not attempting to replicate what others had done in any other moment
  • Have a love for delivering live performance, creating new music and supporting fellow musicians
  • Be able to outline how the provision of the bursary will enhance/develop their musicianship

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Value

Maximum value is $3,000, paid as a single payment.

Payment is made on confirmation the recipient is enrolled in the Bachelor of Music with the saxophone as their designated instrument.

The bursary funds can be used by the student to support one or more of the following benefits to the successful applicant:

  • Tutoring support to a sax player who is very talented and committed to the actual performance of the sax and making of music, which at times may come at the detriment of academic results
  • Technical support similar to that provided by Performance Studies
  • Mentoring support to a deserving sax student who would benefit from some guidance from someone respected in the Brisbane music scene
  • A sponsored project nominated by the recipient that will assist in their musicianship, assisting them to blossom into their full potential as a sax player

Sponsor details

This Bursary will honour Simon Hatton, a talented and committed student of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) who passed away in 2020. The establishment of this Bursary will continue Simon’s passion for performance, the creation of new music and supporting fellow musicians.

The purpose of the Simon Hatton Jazz Saxophone Bursary is to assist a current QCGU jazz saxophone student.

Payment is made on confirmation the recipient is enrolled in the Bachelor of Music with the saxophone as their designated instrument.

The recipient is expected to use the funds to assist in their musicianship and developing their potential as a saxophone player, for either:

  • Tutoring support
  • Technical support
  • Mentoring support
  • A nominated sponsored project

The recipient will provide progress reports at 6 months and at the end of 12 months, to the University via the Student Financial Support office outlining, outlining how the funds were expended and how they were of benefit to the student. The recipient must have a clear and deliverable outcome in the form of any of the following:

  • A live performance
  • A piece of new music created
  • Completion of an agreed saxophone / jazz-related project and / or:
  • Completed attendance at saxophone tutoring or mentoring sessions.

If the progress reports are not received, the recipient may need to repay the Bursary.

The recipient may be invited to attend an event to meet the donors.

Applications, including any supporting documentation and referee report must be completed and submitted by the closing date.

Offers are made via email.

Applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information.

The University reserves the right to withdraw an advertised scholarship at any time.