Robert W. Oades Memorial Bursary (762200302531)


Robert W. Oades Memorial Bursary
Born in England, Robert Oades began his musical life as a trumpet player with the military, including the Irish Guards Band. He immigrated to Canada in 1953 and highlights of his long music career included membership in the Canadian Armed Forces Band, the Stratford Festival Orchestra, as well as being a founding member of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. In 1969 he joined the faculty of the newly formed Department of Music at the University of Ottawa. His connection with the University lasted close to 45 years, and he was a regular presence at the School of Music right up until his death. An inspiring trumpet professor, conductor of the wind ensemble, and an advisor and mentor to countless students, he devoted enormous energy throughout his life to the University of Ottawa and its students. In addition, he taught a number of students at Queen's University. He was also a cycling enthusiast with the Ottawa Bicycle Club and co-founder with his wife, Marion, of the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour. A truly gentle person but with strong values, his motto was "Be good - Do good". He was an open-minded, generous man, young at heart to his last breath. He was forever curious and left this world ready for his next adventure.
To financially support students in the BMus program, the MMus program and the Graduate Diploma in Music Performance program at the School of Music who play a brass instrument and who demonstrate community involvement as well as academic excellence.
Eligibility Criteria
The applicant must:
  1.       be registered as a full-time student in the BMus program (students in a BMus combined program are not eligible), the MMus program or the Graduate Diploma in Music Performance program at the School of Music;
  2.       play a brass instrument;

3.      demonstrate community involvement; and
4.      demonstrate academic excellence.
Value of the award:                       Between $1,000 and $5,000
Number of awards:                        Variable
Frequency of the award:              Annual
Level or program of study:         BMus, MMus and Graduate Diploma in Music Performance
Application contact:                      Financial Aid and Awards Service
Application deadline:                    April 30
Applications must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries, which can be accessed through the uoZone portal, and should include:
1.      a non-official copy of the applicant’s transcript; and
2.      a copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae detailing his/her community involvement.