Ivan Oliver Listening Musician Award


The Ivan Oliver Listening Award is provided annually to students at the Faculty who specialize in jazz or improvised music. The purpose of the award is to encourage promising students who otherwise for any reason would be unable or would struggle to complete their studies. The award is to be made on the recommendation of the head of the school after consulting with relevant members of staff to a student who has completed at least six months study at the Faculty usually taking into account their examination results or other academic assessments. It may be awarded to a student more than once.


The total value of the scholarship offered will be approximately $400.

Open and closing dates

Applications have closed for 2018 and will reopen in July 2019.   Applicants can expect to receive an outcome by the end of October.

Criteria and eligibility

This scholarship is open for award annually to all jazz and improvisation music students enrolled in the FacultyIt may be awarded to a student more than once.

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by the criteria above, in addition to student's previous results attained. The Dean, on the recommendation of the relevant Head of School, will approve the recipients.

Additional requirements

To accept this scholarship, successful recipients are required to write a letter of thanks and provide an artistic biography for the donors or trustees. On occasion recipients will be contacted to provide a progress report.

How to apply

Refer to the Open and Closing Dates section above for the application link. The link will only be visible during the application period.

The application will require personal information, including course and year level, and some questions addressing the selection criteria listed above. You will be required to attach some documents, such as CV and academic transcript and there will be the option to include any support material that gives weight to your application.