Ellie Marx Memorial Scholarship for String Instruments

Terms & Conditions

  1. The object of the Ellie Marx Memorial Scholarship is to promote and encourage promising students in the study of stringed instruments, particularly the violin.
  2. The Ellie Marx Memorial Scholarship for String Instruments is awarded annually to a South African citizen for local or international music study.
  3. Only students of current and paid-up members of the SASMT are allowed to enter.
  4. Each entry must include:
    (i) the completed entry form
    (ii) a certified copy of the candidate’s identity document
    (iii) a full academic record
    (iv) recommendation letter by teacher or mentor
    (v) a short curriculum vitae
    (vi) a YouTube link to a recent unedited video recording
    (vii) a declaration by the teacher that the recording is of the candidate’s own performance
    (viii) a photo in electronic format about 500 px in height
  5. The recording must consist of the unedited performance of a minimum of 3 contrasting works from at least 2 style periods with a total duration of 15–20 minutes. The name and instrument of the candidate must be indicated on the video.  The quality of the recording could influence the result.
  6. Change to “Applications must reach the Executive Officer by 31 October 2024
  7. The winner must be prepared to give a performance at the next SASMT Annual General Meeting.

The South African Society of Music Teachers
For further enquiries contact Priscilla Crundwell
Cell 083 788 2649 or e-mail