Each year, Musica Viva with the support of the Rotary Club of Palmerston North offers a Young Performer’s Scholarship to local performers under the age of 25.

Each participant performs an item at a concert from April to September.
Competition Day for 2024 is Saturday, October 12 and the Showcase and Prizegiving is on Monday, October 14.

Prizes are offered in three categories:

  • Piano
  • Instrumental
  • Vocal

Prize values for the Young Performer’s Scholarship in each category are:

  • First: $500
  • Second: $300
  • Third: $200

The total prize pool is $3,000 across the competition.

Entry Information

Please contact our YPS Coordinator Liz Locke liz.locke.piano@gmail.com

Here are the results for Past Young Performer’s Scholarship.

Here are the photos for 2023 Young Performer’s Scholarship Prizewinners.