Supporting Musicians

With a number of musicians, music teachers and music lovers in our Rotary Club, we sponsor up and coming musicians, recognise exceptional established musicians with Pride of Workmanship Awards, and support music research studies and initiatives.

We have assisted up and coming musicians with fundraising concerts to assist them pursue opportunities overseas. In return, many wonderful WA musicians support our main fundraising event, the annual Summer Gala Soiree concert.

WAMTA Recital & Concerto Competition Sponsorship

Our Rotary Club has sponsored prizes for the annual West Australian Music Teachers’ Association Recital & Concerto Competition since 2018.

Bloomhouse Projects Emerging Artists Sponsorship

Bloomhouse Projects put on unique and collaborative events with early career and expat artists for the performing and visual arts in Perth.

Since their launch in 2023, we help fund 2 young artists annually, with the sponsorship called the “Dr Ken Collins AO Award” for Emerging Artists. Each year, one of these recipients will perform at our annual Christmas / Birthday dinner.

Pride of Workmanship Awards for Musicians

We have recognised these amazing WA musicians with Pride of Workmanship Awards:

  • Helen Tuckey (Viola) – 2020
  • Tim White (Percussion) – 2018
  • Mark Coughlan (Piano) – 2015
  • Richard Symons (Voice) -2013

Music Research

Members of our club are currently engaged in a Music for Dementia research study. We have also provided headphones pre-loaded with music to people suffering with dementia.

In 2019 we supported the MARVEL project, which designed and conducted a six-week music therapy program, run by high school students (therapists) to reach out to the elderly (clients).

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