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Congratulations to our 2021 Ilma Kelson and Penelope Thwaites Music Scholar Award recipients.

The awards are in their eighteenth year and honour the memory of Mrs Ilma Kelson who was Director of Music at Tintern from 1958 to 1973. The Kelson Family has provided annual encouragement scholarships to be awarded to support the tuition of students in the pursuit of their music education. In addition to the Ilma Kelson Music Scholar Awards, the Kelson Family also initiated additional Music Scholarships twelve years ago in honour of Ms Penelope Thwaites. Ms Thwaites, who is a world-famous pianist, was a student at Tintern from 1953 to 1960 and was School Pianist during her final three years at the school. She attended Tintern during the time Mr Kelson’s mother was Director of Music at the school.

This year’s recipients of the Awards are as follows:

Kelson Scholar Awards

Outstanding Senior Performer – Helen Y – Year 9 – Piano

Music Scholar Encouragement Award – Etienne M – Year 7 – Double Bass

Music Scholar Encouragement Award – Avie L – Year 6 – Clarinet


Penelope Thwaites Music Awards

Best Performance of an Australian Composition – Sophie L – Year 7 – Flute Australian Composition

Original Composition Award – Sebastian H – Year 7– Piano