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The James Whitehead Prize


In 1979, the friends of the late James Whitehead, teacher of violoncello from 1959 to 1977, paid to the University of Adelaide the sum of $580 for the purpose of providing, in his memory, a scholarship tenable at the Elder Conservatorium.


The value of the Prize will be $300 per year, or such other amount as the Director of the Elder Conservatorium shall from time to time determine but such amount shall not exceed the income from the invested funds each yeacr.

Eligibility & Selection of Candidate

The prize will be awarded on the recommendation of the Director of the Elder Conservatorium to a student of violoncello within the Bachelor of Music program at the Elder Conservatorium.

If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in a given year then the prize shall lapse for that year.

If there is more than one candidate of sufficient merit, then the prize shall be shared equally.


These rules may be varied from time to time but the title and general purpose of the prize shall not be changed.

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