Selection criteriaTo apply, students need to meet the following criteria:
•The student must be AMEB Grade 3 or above or 10 years or older (if showing need and promise).•The student must be a resident of, or study violin with teachers or at educational institutions from within our Council area.•The student is a resident of, or is studying violin in, our Council area.•The student is regarded as 'deserving' - defined as a student who demonstrates potential performance ability and keenness and for whom the Award is likely to enhance their performance ability.Selection processMembers of the Norman Miller Award committee will hear the applicants play, interview the applicants and may seek more information from their teachers.1.The applicant will perform two contrasting pieces of their own choice. The two pieces must be a maximum of 10 minutes in total and of comparable standard to Grade 3 AMEB or upward.2.The committee will then select the applicant deemed to be the most deserving based on the selection criteria. The decision of the committee will be final and binding and no correspondence regarding the decision will be entered into. The Norman Miller Award Committee reserves the right to withhold the award if the required standard is not obtained.Recipient's responsibilities and obligationsThe awardee will accept the following responsibilities and obligations.
•The awardee will care for and maintain the instrument on a daily basis as outlined in the care and maintenance checklist provided at the time of presenting the violin.•The awardee will liaise with the Coordinator Exhibitions & Public Programs - Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery regarding any matters relating to the violin including the care and maintenance.•The awardee and his/her teacher will submit a written report regarding the progress of the awardee at the end of the award period.•Should damage to the instrument occur, the awardee will report such damage immediately to the Coordinator Exhibitions & Public Programs, so immediate repair can be organised.•Failure to comply with the above points will result in the instrument being recalled.