Villanova College enjoys a proud tradition in music where all students are encouraged to be part of the music program. In Junior School, Year 5 students participate in two music classes each week, a classroom music session, and an instrumental performance.

During the 1990s, a benevolent member of the Wieneke family (Mrs Edna Wieneke) created a fund through a donation to Villanova for musical purposes. With the blessing of Edna’s nephew, Father Peter Wieneke OSA, (class of ’62, current College Chaplain and past Rector), Edna’s donation was reimagined in 2019 to create a fully tax-deductible DGR (Deductible Gift Recipients) fund, the Villanova College Foundation Wieneke Family Music Fund (Wieneke Family Music Fund).

“Could you imagine a world without music? Don’t try, it would be too disheartening. Villanova Music is the source of much joy, discipline, resilience, fun, co-operation, and pride. As importantly, there is a power in music that introduces beauty and awe to the lives of participants and supporters. Music can propel us into the realm of the spiritual. Maybe that is why St Augustine said, ‘singing belongs to lovers’. I invite you to imagine a Villanova where students advance in grace and talent by accessing the very best musical experiences.”  Fr Peter Wieneke OSA

The Wieneke Family Music Fund is a managed fund which broadens the educational opportunities of our community by supporting the fees of musically-talented boys at Villanova. The fund distributes bursaries towards College fees for eligible students based on the following criteria:

  • Have met, or meet the enrolment criteria for the College and whose families desire a Catholic education
  • Because of financial limitations, would otherwise find it difficult to attend the College
  • Have demonstrated considerable talent in playing a musical instrument
  • Display a keen enthusiasm to continue their musical education and to be involved with instrumental ensembles

For further information on applying, please contact Villanova College Director of Music, Mr Michael Jones by email.

When you choose to partner with the Villanova College Foundation you create opportunities for current and future generations of students; you support the development of educators who will inspire our future leaders, you help deliver first-class programs and facilities, and you ensure the future sustainability of our great College.

Regardless of size, your fully tax-deductible gift is greatly appreciated and always goes towards the fund of your choice.

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