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Proudly originating from Horsham in country Victoria, Alex has worked closely with the team from the local annual event, the RM Showcase, to create The Alex Rathgeber Performing Artist Scholarship.


Designed as a way of encouraging and fostering the talent development of promising young performing artists and musicians from around the Horsham & Wimmera region, the recipient receives a $1,000 prize to support and encourage their development as a performing artist.

Through this scholarship, Alex acknowledges the dedicated members of the Horsham and Wimmera performing arts community who provide young people with exciting introductions to theatre, music and the performing arts.

The inaugural scholarship was awarded to talented local singer Sofia Laursen Habel (pictured). After winning the scholarship prize, Sofia spent 2020 and 2021 performing in concerts around the Wimmera before relocating to Denmark at the end of 2021 to continue pursuing her career as a classical vocalist.

2023 SCHOLARHIP APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN (closing Nov 10th 2023)

Email for details and to request an application form. 

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