About the Scholarship

This scholarship from the Toronto Musicians’ Association (TMA) provides the recipient with a $500 bursary for the 2021-2022 academic period. The TMA understands the lasting impact of pursuing an education in music and the ongoing need to support student communities.

This award shares support from one generation of musicians to the next. Essay style applications of approximately 500 words are encouraged. Recommendations and applicants are welcome as long as complete information is provided.

About Carne H. Bray

Carne Bray was a professional musician playing double bass in jazz bands as well as commercially for the CBC and as a premier session player. Amongst his peers were jazz masters such as Peter Appleyard, Guido Basso, Jim Pirie, Ed Bickert, Ron Collier and Harry Freedman. The complex nature of Carne’s character was revealed in his double life as a jazz musician and a consulting economist. Carne was a Life Member of the Toronto Musicians’ Association for 64 years. After graduating near the top of his class at the University of Toronto with an MBA, Carne transitioned into a successful business executive and independent economic consultant to Canada’s financial industry. Carne is greatly missed for his incisive mind, his careful consideration of the depth of ideas, his delight in debate and twists of logic and his natural charm.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the Toronto Musicians’ Association Carne H. Bray Memorial Award an applicant must:

Be enrolled in a Canadian music program

Be between the ages of 18 & 30