The Sound of Music: First ACU graduate wins John Monash Scholarship 

Published: Friday 10th June 2016

Andrew Frampton has become the first ACU graduate to be awarded the prestigious $200,000 John Monash Scholarship for his award-winning music research efforts. Andrew earned a Bachelor of Music from ACU,and First Class Honours and a Master of Music in musicology from The University of Melbourne.

Now he wants to undertake further studies in classical music history with the intention of pursuing research that also engages with other musical disciplines, while continuing to inspire the public with his own performances.

Passionate about ensuring all Australians have access to a quality music education, Andrew intends to live his philosophy that classical music is not just for an elite few, or confined to the realm of the academic – but for everyone of all ages.

Andrew is a musicologist, concert pianist, teacher, accompanist, conductor, and composer and studied the piano since the age of 3, and also plays the harpsichord, pipe organ and recorder.

He has received numerous awards for his research work and several academic prizes.

Andrew is currently a research assistant and tutor in musicology at The University of Melbourne where his research focuses on manuscript sources of German music from the time of J.S. Bach.

The General Sir John Monash Foundation offers up to 20 scholarships per year for postgraduate study at leading overseas universities.

Each year the Scholarships are awarded to outstanding Australian graduates to enable them to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree at the world’s best universities.

The Scholarships support any postgraduate degree and each Scholarship is valued at AUD $65,000 per year for a maximum of three years (up to AUD $195,000).

Applicants must be Australian citizens, have completed or nearing completion of an undergraduate degree from an Australian university, and be ready to commence their studies in the year following making their application and being selected.

Applications close on 1 August. To apply, visit