SAMRO Foundation Overseas Scholarships Competition 2017 for Southern Africa’s Music Virtuosos.

Application Deadline: May 15th 2017

SAMRO Foundation is calling for eligible keyboard players who consider themselves masters of the ivories to take on their peers and flex their fingers in the 2017 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition for Keyboard Players.

One of the highlights of the musical year, this year’s SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition is for Pianists, Organists, Harpsichordists and other keyboard players. Four years ago pianists Bokani Dyer & Jan Hugo captured the spotlight and walked away with scholarships to help enhance their creative careers. They proved their technical expertise and their interpretive creativity amongst many peers from around the country.


  • To be eligible to compete in the 2017 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition, candidates must be a music student or professional instrumentalist between the ages of 20 and 32, and a citizen of South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho or Swaziland.

The competition takes place over three rounds: a preliminary round (in which a panel of adjudicators select the top candidates from the applications received), an semi-final round (in which the shortlisted Western Art and jazz music candidates compete) and a final round, which will take the form of a public concert at UNISA’s ZK Matthew’s hall on 26 August 2017, featuring performances by the top two candidates in each category.

To enter, aspiring candidates must download the regulations and the application form from the SAMRO Foundation website (

Find the regulations for the 2017 SAMRO Overseas Scholarhips Competition for Keyboard Players here.

To apply please download and fill in the three pages below.

Pages 1 and 2 can be saved and emailed. Only page 3 will need to be printed, signed and scanned and emailed.

Please submit all three pages in a single email to [email protected]:

2017 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition for Keyboard Players Form pg 1

2017 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition for Keyboard Players Form pg 2

2017 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition for Keyboard Players Form pg 3

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the SAMRO Foundation Overseas Scholarships Competition 2017


  1. […] The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) is the leading regional copyright administration organisation, dealing primarily with the administration of performing rights of composers, music publishers and authors. It does so by licensing music users, collecting licence fees and distributing royalties to music creators. SAMRO is a member of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) and is affiliated to many similar societies in over a hundred countries. In order to promote the opportunities for musical activity in SAMRO’s territory of operations for the benefit of its members, CISAC permits a proportion of distributable performing rights revenue to its affiliated societies to be devoted to the encouragement of the arts. This allocation towards artistic support in South Africa is administered by the SAMRO Foundation. The SAMRO Foundation’s three focus areas are: Music Education, Music Industry Support and the administration of the SAMRO Music Archive. These awards rotate over a four-year cycle: […]


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