Neal Wilson Music Scholarship

Applications for the 2021 Neal Wilson Music Scholarship are now open. A $500 Scholarship will be awarded to a selected music student who is actively involved in instrumental music and intends to study classroom music up to and through their senior years.

Andrew Long

Director of Music


Neal Wilson established and ran the Nagle College Music Program from 1978 to 1997. As Director of Music, Neal engaged countless students to the music program who have cherished the gift of music. Before coming to Bairnsdale and Nagle College, Neal was a Drum Major in the Australian Army Band. To this day we appreciate Neal’s contribution to our music program and thank the Bairnsdale RSL for recognising and continuing Neal’s legacy. This scholarship has been made possible by the generosity of the Bairnsdale RSL who wish to encourage students to develop and pursue instrumental music, both at Nagle College and throughout their lives.

Eligible students will be considered by means of a short audition/performance, their commitment to the instrumental program and performance in their College academic studies. A copy of the criteria is attached for your information. I encourage instrumental students from all year levels to consider an application. We understand that 2020 has not been a ‘normal’ year and as such the opportunities of music activities has been limited. Please refer to/list any involvement over the last 2 years when completing the attached form. Auditions will be held on either Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18 or Thursday 19 November - final date and schedule will be advised once all applications have been received.

Application forms can be collected from Student Reception or the Music Office and returned to the College (Student Reception) marked “Neal Wilson Scholarship” by 4.00 pm Monday 16 November 2020.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Andrew Long, Director of Music, on 5152 9932.