Fine Music Radio(FMR) Bursary 2023-2024

We all enjoy music and performances, and there are a few of us that have a great passion for it.

That’s why Fine Music Radio(FMR) is now accepting applications for its bursary program.

This is a great opportunity for any student that wants to grow as a musician or performer in the this field of arts.

If you consider this as a promising opportunity, then you should apply right away.

Below is a guide we’ve provided on exactly how you can go about that. We also show you how this bursary operates. If you are interested, then this might be the next step in your career!

Closing Date

Applications for the Fine Music Radio Bursary will close on 22 July 2022. Please make sure that your application and all supporting documents are submitted before this date.

If you fail to do so, your application will not be considered for selection by the bursary provider.

What is The Fine Music Radio Bursary?

In Cape Town, there is a community radio station called Fine Music Radio 101.3 that specializes in jazz and classical music.

The radio station is dedicated to providing listeners with a high-quality audio experience, including classical and jazz, outside broadcasts, interesting programming, and social projects.

The Rolf-Stephan Nussbaum Foundation established the FMR Bursary Trust Prizes with the intention of providing financial backing (scholarships, bursaries, and awards) to students pursuing performing and musical degrees.

For the next academic year, Fine Music Radio is encouraging students to submit applications for the FMR Bursary Trust Awards.

The scholarship will be given to students studying Jazz and Classical (instrumental and vocal) in the Performance (Diploma) or Music (Degree) categories.

Who Can Apply

This bursary program will cater to students who meet the following criteria:

  • You must have successfully finished or be enrolled in Matric.
  • You must be enrolled in, or plan to enroll in, a South African higher education institution that is recognized and accredited.
  • You must be enrolled in a Jazz or Classical (instrumental and vocal) Performance (Diploma) or Music (Degree) program to qualify.
  • You need to have a good academic history.

What Does This Bursary Cover?

This bursary will award successful candidates with an amount of R60 000.

Three finalists of each category will be chosen by the judging panel, and the final performance will take place in the Baxter Concert Hall.

The Jazz event will be on August 19, 2022, and the Classical concert will be on August 17, 2022. Fine Music Radio will record this concert and air it at a later time.

How To Apply

Applications for this bursary are quite simple. All you will need to do is download and complete the application form here.

Make sure to also attach the following support documents to your application form:

  • A document proving enrollment or registration at a university or college (on institutions letterhead).
  • Testimonials from your instructor or practical trainer (name, contact number and signature).
  • Curriculum vitae or a biography outlining your professional aspirations and your financial plans for the bursary award.
  • (To be submitted electronically) Audition:
  • In your email body, include complete details about the music you uploaded (Title, Composer and Duration).
  • Audio recordings that have been posted to YouTube (minimum 2 contrasting works).
  • The length of audio files must be between 10 and 15 minutes.
  • No editing is permitted, and audio recordings must be clear and feature your instrument or voice prominently (does NOT have to be studio quality). 

Applications must be sent in via email to Mark Jennings at:

(Make sure to include “FMR Bursary Application” in the email subject line).

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns relating to the Fine Music Radio Bursary program, then you can contact the organization directly through the following means:

Contact Person: Mark Jennings (FMR Station Manager)


Good luck with your application!