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Australian Youth Bluegrass Scholarship

19 Oct 2012

The Davidson Brothers have established the Australian Youth Bluegrass Scholarship to encourage and nurture singers and musicians who demonstrate exceptional talent and dedication in the field of Bluegrass Music. There are many young people in Australia who possess rare musical gifts, where a small nudge in the right direction may help pave the way toward their musical dreams.

2013 Australian Youth Bluegrass Scholarship

The recipient of the 2013 Australian Youth Bluegrass Scholarship will win a cash prize of $1,500 which they may wish to put toward a regional tour, a recording project, a new instrument, enrolment fees at the CMAA Academy of Country Music, or a flight to Raleigh, North Carolina so they can attend the IBMA World of Bluegrass convention.

The recipient will also receive a recording package generously donated by the folks at Pacific International Music – one professionally recorded song of the winner’s choice, recorded and mixed to international broadcast standard, featuring the winner along with Australian and Nashville session players.

The winner will also be presented with a trophy for themselves to keep and a perpetual trophy (which will remain the property of the Davidson Brothers), which will be passed on to the recipient of the following year’s scholarship.

Applicants must be Australian Citizens or residents, aged 25 or under on the cut-off date (ie. born after 14th December 1986). Applicants must either sing, or play a bluegrass instrument - Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle, 5-String Banjo, Dobro or Bass.

Download an application form online at 

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