The Riverina Conservatorium of Music aims to reward excellence in performance through its scholarship program and all enrolled students are eligible to audition each year. In October each year, the RCM awards over $20,000 of scholarships to worthy students. All scholarships are sponsored by the community with individual, corporate and government donors. 

Scholarships are competitive and are awarded in a variety of instrumental and vocal categories representing the diverse range of instruments and musical styles taught at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music.

Professional music performers and educators who recognise the value of supporting emerging musical talent are appointed as adjudicators. They select scholarship winners from auditions held on the RCM Scholarship Day which takes place early in Term IV each year. Students are nominated by their teachers to apply for the scholarship program.

Scholarships are awarded in the following areas:

  • Keyboard
  • Percussion
  • Woodwind
  • Brass
  • Strings
  • Guitar
  • Contemporary & Traditional Vocal Performance
  • Over 25s
  • Dr Ray King Scholarship

If you are interested in being a part of the RCM's scholarship program contact the Director on 6925 3522.


In addition to the RCM's Scholarship Program, students are also eligible to apply for financial support through the RCM's Bursary Program. Bursaries are means tested and are designed to support students who may have to stop lessons due to financial constraints. 

Bursaries can also be applied for to support additional learning for student where multiple programs are already being studies. For example; a student may eligible for a bursary if they are learning the flute, but due to financial constraints participating in the concert band is not possible.