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The Thelma Dent Memorial Prize


This Prize was established by the University as a result of a contribution by friends and pupils of the late Thelma Dent, a teacher in the Elder Conservatorium from 1974 to 1978, for the purpose of establishing a scholarship in pianoforte in her memory.


The value of the Prize will be $600 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 year.

Eligibility & Selection of Candidate

The prize will be awarded on the recommendation of the Director of the Elder Conservatorium to the piano student who shows sufficient merit.

If there is no candidate of sufficient merit in a given year then the prize will not be awarded in 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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