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Woodwind & Brass
& Loan Schemes
of Munster Musical Trust
Scholarships, awards and competitions specific to
postgraduate music students
Students should consult
literature produced by the individual funding organisations for complete
and up-to-date information & for relevant application forms.
THE ABSTRACT SECURITIES
The Abstract Securities Landor Competition is a search for recording talent,
whether a singer, instrumentalist or ensemble. The aim is purely
to find a perfect marriage of talent and repertoire that will enrich the
world of classical recording for many years.
There are no age limits, and no preconceptions about the type of repertoire
or artist we wish to record. The Abstract Securities Landor Competition
is open to any nationality
Visit website for full details: www.landorrecords.co.uk
THE TOM ACTON MEMORIAL TRUST
The trust supports young musicans from Essex (born, educated or resident)
aged 25 or under with financial help for instruments, tuition, and other
expenses. Select based on talent, and require an application supported
by a teacher’s recommendation. Awards will be made of variable amounts
according to need, up to a maximum of £750.
Contact: Hamilton House, Cobblers Green,
Felstead, Gt Dunmow, Essex, CM6 3LX
apply online: http://tomacton.org/application-form
Competition for young professional musicians and music students.The competition
is intended for music students and young professional musicians with the
idea of creating a functioning network between students from UK and Czech
and Slovak Republics. Entry fee.
Details: The Administrator, 23 Stonefield
Street, London, N1 0HW
Tel: 020 7278 8459 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
STEPHEN ARLEN MEMORIAL FUND
Annual award of up to £3,000 for the further artistic development
of person following career in music. Intended to support an imaginative
project proposal NOT for routine extension
of academy or university training. Open to UK residents, aged 18-30. Closing
date Feb. No entry fee.
Details: The Secretary, London Coliseum,
St. Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4ES.
ARTS COUNCIL OF ENGLAND
Details of information available in different regions in England
ARTS COUNCIL OF NORTHERN IRELAND
Skidmore College Jazz Studentship - Jointly
funded (with Chomhairle Ealaion) place at the Summer Jazz Institute of
Skidmore College, USA. Jazz musicians of any age can apply for participation
in the Skidmore Jazz Institute. In particular, the Arts Council welcomes
applications from trumpet, trombone and guitar players.
(a) have made a contribution to artistic activities in Northern Ireland
for a minimum period of one year; and
(b) be domiciled in either Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland.
Broadly speaking, you are domiciled in the country where you have your
permanent home. Domicile is distinct from nationality or residence. You
can only have one domicile at any given time. For a fuller definition
of Domicile, please consult the Inland Revenue website (www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk).
The Skidmore Jazz Studentship, as a priority, will be offered to the most
promising young performer in the view of the selection panel.
Residency at the Banff Centre, Canada -
Open to individuals in all branches of the Arts - provided they are not
currently in full-time or part-time education courses. Award of up to
£5,000 to cover a 7-10 week residency. Deadline: April.
Details: Performing Arts Department, Arts
Council of Northern Ireland, 77 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6AQ.
Tel: 028 90 385200 Fax: 028 90 61715
ARTS COUNCIL OF WALES
Advanced Study Awards in Music Scheme: a joint project between
the Arts Council of Wales and the Coalfields
Regeneration Trust Talent Nurture Fund, to support advanced (postgraduate) musical training for
promising musicians from Wales. Applicants must have lived in Wales for
a period of more than one year continuously and have made a contribution
to the cultural life of Wales.
The training should take place in a recognised
college or conservatoire, last not less than one academic year and start
during the academic year. Awards up to £5,000.
held in Cardiff and London.
Guidelines (Welsh and English) available
at http://www.artswales.org in the Autumn ahead of the deadline early
in the new year.
LAWRENCE ATWELL'S CHARITY
Lawrence Atwell's Charity can now offer help towards any of the
- vocational training - below the level of a first undergraduate degree
- 'first step' qualifications - that help people become qualified to work
- the costs of finding a job - this is a new programme that we are launching,
please contact us for further information.
We can accept applications from individuals who are:
- Aged between 16 and 26 inclusive and come from a household where the
parent/s' total gross annual income is less than £26,000 and has been
for some time
- UK citizens, refugees and asylum seekers.
We are particularly interested in helping those people who:
- Have few or no qualifications
- Have limited or no support from their families
- Have a disability
- Are lone parents
- Have fled persecution in their home countries or
- Are ex offenders or at risk of offending.
To apply we ask individuals to complete a pre-questionnaire form, which
is available from our website.
AUSTRALIAN MUSIC FOUNDATION
The Australian Music Foundation was established in 1980 and exists to
offer financial support to outstanding young Australian musicians who
wish to pursue post-graduate music courses in leading music education
institutions in Europe. Every year the Foundation makes grants to one
or more carefully selected students, whom the Australian Music Foundation
and its specially selected panel of judges, believe will excel in their
artistry and to whom financial support is essential to assist them to
undertake courses of study at the leading music colleges in Europe. No
Application forms and further information available
BANFF CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
Assistance available for UK musicians towards fees.
Contact: Registrar's Office, box 1020,
Station 28, 107 tunnell Mountain Drive, Banff, Alberta, Canada, T1L 1H5.
Tel: (403) 762 6170 Email: email@example.com
THE ELIZABETH EAGLE-BOTT MEMORIAL FUND
Awards to blind or partially sighted musicians, for musical study,
projects and events for the benefit of local, national and international
The Elizabeth Eagle-Bott Memorial Fund grants funds to: blind or partially
sighted people, to support their music making, and to third parties, supporting
blind or partially sighted musicians in their music making, of up to £10,000
To qualify, applicants, or people supported by applicants, must be: registrable
as sight impaired or seriously sight impaired (partially sighted or blind);
and a UK citizen.
Priority is given to classical musicians, especially organists.
Each applicant may receive up to and including three successful bids (each
in a different year). The offer of an award for each year takes effect
from June. The funding is valid for 24 months. The award may be used within
or outside the UK. Applicants are encouraged to submit enterprising bids
suited to their musical aptitude and interests. The Elizabeth Eagle-Bott
Memorial Fund is administered by RNIB through a panel of experts in the
music profession sitting in May each year. The awarding body may meet
more than once a year to consider exceptional applications. The decision
of the panel is final. Applications are
to be made to RNIB firstname.lastname@example.org
31 March each year.
There is no application fee. Interview and audition expenses will be met
by the fund.
Contact Email: email@example.com
or ring the RNIB's Music Advisory Service on 020 7388 1266.
For advice on your application, please contact the Chair of the EEB Panel,
via the RNIB's Music Advisory Service.
NADIA & LILI BOULANGER INTERNATIONAL
Scholarships awarded to musicians (composers, performers, musicologists)
of any nationality, aged 20-34 at deadline (30 June), studying in France.
Apply: The Secretary, 25 avenue des Gobelins,
F-75013 Paris, France.
Tel/Fax: +33 (0)1 45 35 09 43 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BRITTEN-PEARS YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAMME (BPP)
Oportunities for advanced students and young professional musicians of
outstanding ability to participate in vocal and instrumental masterclasses,
opera, chamber music, orchestral, early and contemporary music courses
with eminent teachers for short periods of intensive coaching. Places
awarded following audition.Application fee. Bursaries available. Please
contact website for further details.
Details: Email: email@example.com
BROMSGROVE FESTIVAL YOUNG MUSICIANS
Open to young performers (instrumentalists, pianists and singers, not
organists) of any nationality, aged 17-25 (singers 28), of Grade 8 Distinction
standard. Monetary Prizes. Application fee. Further details from website.
Details: Andrew Harris, Hon. Secretary,
10 Evertons Close, Droitwich, Worcs., WR9 8AE.
Tel.(daytime only): 01527 575441 Email:
SIR JAMES CAIRDS TRAVELLING
Grants and scholarships available to Scottish postgraduate students, tenable
for 1 year but may be renewed for up to 2 further years. Closing date
Jan. No entry fee.
Details: The Administrator, Whitehall House,
33 Yeaman Shore, Dundee DD1 4BJ.
(If telephoning, ask for A.F. McDonald).
Tel: 01382 229111 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UNA CLARK YOUNG ARTISTS TRUST
Competition for young musicians 23 and under, living/born in Surrey or
within 30 miles of Guildford. Closing date Nov.
Apply: The Hon. Secretary, Flat 3, 18 Waterden
Surrey, GU1 2AY. Tel: 01483 539502 (evenings only).
THE COUNTESS OF MUNSTER MUSICAL TRUST
Annual awards towards cost of postgraduate study in UK and abroad. Open
to British & British Commonwealth music students - instrumentalists,
singers and composers & conductors under age 25 (28 for singers),
undertaking perfomance based courses. Also interest-free instrument purchase
loans for those on brink of platform career under age 28 (past award holders
only). Closing date 14th Feb. No entry fee.
Apply: Mrs. Gillian Ure, Secretary, Wormley
Hill, Godalming, Surrey GU8 5SG.
Tel: 01428 685427 Fax: 01428 685064
CRAXTON MEMORIAL TRUST
Biennial awards (up to £800) set up to commemorate the eminent pianist
and teacher Harold Craxton, and his daughter Janet Craxton (oboe). Applications
are invited from highly talented musicians who are completing their studies
or embarking on their professional career and who are in need of financial
assistance. There is no restriction on nationality. Age limit - 24 on
closing date 31st Jan.
Details: Jane Craxton, Secretary, 15 Cambridge
Road, North Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1BQ. (+ s.a.e.).
THE CROSS TRUST
Open to graduates/undergraduates of Scottish birth or parentage. Aims
include encouragement of performance participation in music and drama.
Applicants must demonstrate outstanding merit; financial hardship also
taken into account.
Details: Mrs. Dorothy Shaw, Assistant Secretary,
PO Box 17, 25 South Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5ES.
Tel: 01738 620451 Fax: 01738 631155
CROYDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SOLOISTS
Open to professional and amateur solo instrumentalists and singers aged
29 years or under. Applications by June. 1st prize = £250 + performance
with orchestra. Entry fee.
Details: Sue Cooper,CSO Soloist Award,
1 Beach Cottages, Millers Lane, Outwood, Surrey RH1 5PU (+ sae)
RYAN DAVIES MEMORIAL FUND
Awards worth £500-£2,500 to assist young Welsh performers
aged 18-30. Applications: Closing date: 1 March 2012.
Details: Blod Jones, Secretary, Tel: 0797 790 5523
C.H. DIXON CHARITABLE TRUST
Funding for musicians of all ages in England.
Apply: R.M. Robinson, Messrs Dixon Ward,
16 The Green, Richmond,
Surrey, TW9 1QD.
EASTBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
YOUNG SOLOISTS COMPETITION
Concerto competition for aspiring soloists of any nationality resident
in UK, aged under 24 on 31st Dec. Prizes: 1st = £500 + opportunity
to play concerto with orchestra, 2nd = £250. Entry fee. Applications
by early Dec.
Details: Brian Knights, Awards Administrator,
7 Prideaux Road,
Eastbourne, BN21 2NW. Tel: 01323 724763 (+
ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS
Music scholarships covering tuition, board and lodging to enable music
scholars of outstanding ability to study at summer schools in N. America
for periods from 2-9 weeks ( ESU Menuhin Banff Scholarship; ESU Norman-Butler
Tanglewood Scholarship; ESU Yale Charlotte Bonham-Carter Scholarship;
ESU Scholarship to Aspen Music Festival and School; ESU Scholarship to
Steans Institute, Ravinia Festival).
Additional scholarships : ESU Scholarship to the Academie Musique Internationale
de Musique Maurice Ravel (must have working knowledge of French); ESU
Scholarship to the International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove; ESU Lugano
Age limit 30 on day of audition, students in final year/graduates from
the music colleges/equivalent institutions, and from Britain/Commonwealth.
Details: The Cultural Affairs Officer,
Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street,
London, W1J 5ED. Tel: 020 7529 1550 Fax:
020 7495 6108
Email: email@example.com Website:
ESSEX YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
John Lill Award - Open to instrumentalists (except
organists) and singers who were born, live or attend school in Essex postal
area. Age limit 25. Closing date 31st May. 2 prizes for those under 18.
Winner receives £500 plus a recital with Ongar Music Club.
Details: Janet Pope, Ongar Music Club, White House, Noons Folly,
Newmarket Road, Royston, SG8 7NG. Tel: 01763 248342.
FINZI SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Modest grants available to assist musicians and students of music resident
in the UK at the time of application. Finzi Scholarships are not
awarded for attendance at courses, for the support of academic degree
courses, or for the provision of student grants. Group applications are
Please visit website for full details: www.geraldfinzi.org
THE RAYMOND FOX BURSARY
In memory of a previous Chairman of the national Federation of Music Societies.
Awarded every other year to a young instrumentalist (Open to postgraduates
Contact: Awards Administrator, Making Music
Postgraduate Student Awards - Awards to British citizens or EU citzens
normally resident in the UK, wishing to study in USA at postgraduate level,
who hold at least 2:i Hons. degree (or equivalent) from a British University.
Travel and maintenance awards for full funding to cover all costs for
9 months. Award carries expectation of second year.
Contact: The British Programme Manager,
Fulbright House, 62 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2JZ (+ A4 s.a.e. + postage
to cover 150g).
Tel: 020 7404 6880 Fax: 020 7404 6834
PHILIP & DOROTHY GREEN
AWARD FOR YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS
Open to young professional singers (below age of 32) and instrumentalists
(below age of 28). This award from Making Music consists of a series of
professional engagements throughout the country, with Making Music member
concert promoters, choirs and orchestras. Candidates must be EU or Commonwealth
citizens resident in the UK.
Contact: Awards Administrator, Making Music
HATTORI FOUNDATION FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS
Aim to encourage and assist exceptionally talented young instrumental
soloists who are British Nationals or Foreign Nationals normally resident
in the UK or Foreign Nationals who are studying full-time in the UK and
whose talent and achievements give promise of an international career.
Evidence must be provided of public recital or concerto performances within
the preceding 12 months together with projected plans for the following
Soloists: between the ages of 21 & 27 can
apply for assistance in one of the following ways:
(a) intensive private study in the UK or abroad;
(c) a living allowance and travel expenses in connection with a post-graduate
course (course fees are not funded);
(d) a living allowance in the UK to reduce the need for work unrelated
(e) financial assistance (sponsorship) in connection with public performances;
(f) travelling expenses in order to enter international competitions.
Closing date: April.
NB: Awards do not
cover instrument purchase or post-graduate course fees
Details: The Administrator, 7 Exton Street,
London SE1 8UE
Tel: 020 8944 5319 Fax: 020 8946 6970
HAVERHILL SINFONIA SOLOIST COMPETITION
Open to singers and solo instrumentalists of any nationality, no age limit,
must have ABRSM Grade 8 distinction (or equivalent). Entry fee.
Full details & printable entry form from
Tel./Fax: 01440 763799 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Funds available to applicants of any age, primarily for the performance
of contemporary music.
Contact: 43 Alderbrook Road, London, SW12
Tel: 020 8673 4215 Fax: 020 7228 2358 Email:
LAKE DISTRICT SUMMER MUSIC
Bursaries and scholarships to help students receive specialist instrument
and chamber music training at junior, conservatoire and young professional
level at this international summer school.
Contact: Andrew Lucas, Administrator, Stricklandgate
House, 92 Stricklandgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4PU. Tel: 01539
733411 Fax 01539 724441
THE LECHE TRUST
Assistance given to students from overseas during final months study
in UK and to outstanding postgraduate music students.
Contact: Secretary to the Trustees, 84
Cicada Road, London, SW18 2NZ.
Tel./Fax: 020 8870 6233.
JOHN LILL AWARD - ESSEX YOUNG MUSICIAN OF
Open to singers & instrumentalists (not organists) aged 25 or below
on 1 July, who have their school or college address, their home or place
of birth in Essex area. Entry fee. Closing date for entries May.
Details: Jean Hall, Corbetts House, Norwood
End, Fyfield, Essex, CM5 0RW
Tel/Fax: 01277 899337 Email:email@example.com
LIVE MUSIC NOW!
Provides performance opportunities in community settings. Age limit 27
(instrumentalists), 30 (singers). Ensembles of up to 5 artists can apply.
Contact: Auditions Officer Tel: 02920 813398 or
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website:
LONDON INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION
Open to all nationalities and all ages. Piano, String & Wind sections.
Details: London International Music Competition,
78 Warwick Avenue, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 8UJ.
Tel: 020 89585206 Fax: 020 83612123
MBF MUSIC EDUCATION AWARDS
Open to instrumentalists and singers of outstanding promise to help fund
final stages of study. Awards up to £5,000. No entry fee but audition
charge. Categories as follows:-
MBF Music Education Awards - incorporating
administration for the Ian Fleming Charitable Trust, Prof. Charles Leggett
Trust and Emily English Scholarship. One application form covers all awards.
Open to postgraduate students under age 25 (instrumentalists), 28 (singers).
Applicants may be of any nationality but must have lived in the UK for
at least 3 consecutive years.
Ian Fleming Musical Theatre Awards- offered
to outstanding musical theatre performers (under the age of 28 - on closing
date) to help with full-time postgraduate study costs (recognised postgraduate
musical theatre courses only). Awards are likely to range from £1,000
Open to students of British/Irish or who have been living in th UK for
at least three consecutive years prior to closing date - May.
Myra Hess Trust Awards of up to
£3,000 are made to exceptional pianists and string players for final
postgraduate study costs and instrument purchase.Open to plarers of outstanding
ability who are under 28 on closing date. Must be undertaking full-time
postgraduate study. Closing date: May.
Peter Whittingham Jazz Award - Award of
£4,000 open to outstanding young jazz artists Musicians under the
age of 26 on closing date may apply for projects either independently
or with others. Where an application is made on behalf of a group, the
average age of group members must be under 26. Projects submitted should
be in the field of cutting-edge jazz and suggested areas include composition,
performance and recording. Projects for funding courses of study (including
research) or for the purchase of musical instruments/equipment will not
be considered. The award was set up by Peter Whittingham's family in his
memory in 1989 to promote the composition and performance of quality popular
music. Peter Whittingham was an expert in survival medicine but also a
gifted pianist who enjoyed the music of Gershwin, Porter, Kern, Sondheim
Details: The Administrator, 7-11 Britannia
Street, London, WC1X 9JS. Tel 020 7239 9100 Fax 020 7713 8942
MUSIC AT BEAULIEU AWARD
Designer to help a musician from the New Forest District further
his or her studies or career - No age limit. Worth £3,000 - made
possible by contributions from the Music at Beaulieu Trust, ExxonMobil
at Fawley Refinery, a local benefactor and the Montagu Arms Hotel. Those
interested should make written application, describing their musical qualifications
and how th award would be spent. They should also enclose two references
from persons acquainted with their musical abilities and provide contact
details. Closing Date: March
Contact: Helen Woodgates, Holly Grove,
Holly Lane, Pilley, Lymington, Hants SO41 5QY.
Tel: 01590 612461 Email: email@example.com
OPENHEIM-JOHN DOWNES MEMORIAL
Awards to deserving artists of any kind whether writers, painters, sculptors,
musicians, dancers, craftsmen or inventors who are unable to pursue their
vocation by reason of their poverty. Awards are restricted to persons
who are natural born British subjects, of parents both of whom are British
subjects and applicants must be over 30. Closing date: Oct.
Contact: Reference HCF, 50 Broadway, Westminster,
London, SW1H 0BL.
Tel: 020 7227 7000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Biennial, open to any nationality whether based in UK or overseas, aged
18-32). Open to ensembles consisting of piano with string: with aggregate
ages of 60 (duos - with upper age of 32), 90 (trios - with upper age of
32), 120 (quartets - with upper age of 32). Aimed at launching career
of young piano and string ensemble (duos, trios and piano quartets only).
Prize = 3 concerts at prestigious London venues.
Apply: Gwenneth Bransby-Zachary, Administrator,
GBZ Management, PO Box 11845, London, SE21 8ZS.
Tel: 020 8761 6565 Fax: 020 8670 3195 Email: email@example.com
PARK LANE GROUP
The PLG was founded in 1956 in Park Lane House, 45 Park Lane, London W1
to provide a prominent platform for outstanding young musicians, to organise
notable and imaginative musical occasions and to celebrate the lives and
work of great musicians. Age limit 29. Entry fee.
Enquiries: Langham House, 308 Regent Street,
London, W1R 5AL.
Tel: 020 7255 1025 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PERFORMING AUSTRALIAN MUSIC COMPETITION
Competition for solo performance of Australian works in piano, strings,
woodwind, brass, voice, harp, guitar and marimba. Open to musicians of
any nationality under age 30 instrumentalists or 35 singers on date of
final. Closing date Jan; auditions Apr., gala concert final at Australia
House in May. 1st prize = £5,000 + special award of £3,000
+ further prizes and possible engagements. Entry fee.
Contact: Shirley Barr, Administrator, 52
Rosebank Wharf, Holyport Road, London, SW6 6LY.
Tel./Fax: 020 7381 0985 Email: email@example.com
Martin Musical Scholarship Fund
(£30,000 - various awards - offered to all applicants) Assists
exceptional musical talent with specialist and advanced study and helps
bridge the gap between study and professional status. Awards for tuition
fees and/or maintenance while studying in UK or Europe. Preference given
to UK citizens under age 25. Much younger students of outstanding ability
considered, to meet fees or travel expenses in attending junior conservatoires.
Support not given to organists, singers, conductors, composers, academic
students, piano accompanists or those on jazz courses. Entry fee. See
Website for details.
John E Mortimer Foundation Award
£10,000 - various awards - offered to all applicants.
- Given to 2 string players each year, £5,000 towards ongoing studies
together with a significant amount of work with the Philharmonia Orchestra
for 12 months. Candidates are identified through the annual audition process
fo the MMSF. Applicants are nominated to audition separately for the Orchestral
Award, having shown particular interest and aptitude in an orchestral
Sydney Perry Foundation Award
- £10,000 - various awards - for postgraduate study.
The Reginald Conway Memorial Award
- £500 (single award) for string instrumentalists
Details: Email: Martyn
THE PRINCES TRUST
Music Network - Opportunities for disadvantaged young people aged 14-25
to develop their music, by giving access to training, recording opportunities
and support for live performance. Help also given through residential
personal development programme. Professional music tuition and help in
moving into work for unemployed 18-25 year-olds. Development awards and
start-up loans available.
Contact: Tel: 0800 842 842 Website:
ROYAL OVER-SEAS LEAGUE MUSIC
Commonwealth (including former Commonwealth & UK) citizens eligible,
under age 30 for singers, 28 for instrumentalists.
Four solo classes: Strings; Woodwind/Brass; Keyboard; Singers.
Enquiries: ROSL Arts, Royal Over-Seas League,
Park Place, St James's Street, London, SW1A 1LR.
Tel: 020 7408 0214 ext.324 Fax: 020 7499
6738 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See Website for full details: www.roslarts.co.uk
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY
Julius Isserlis Scholarship
- Biennial, open to students aged 15-25 of any nationality, permanently
resident in UK, in selected performing categories for study abroad. Value
£20,000 over 2 years. Entry fee. Closing date May. Application forms
for its composition competition are also available from : www.royalphilharmonicssociety.org.uk/compositionterms.htm
Details: The General Administrator, 10
Stratford Place, London, W1C 1BA. (plus large s.a.e.). Tel: 020 7491 8110
Fax: 020 7493 7463 Email: email@example.com
RUSHWORTHS OF LIVERPOOL LTD
The William Rushworth Memorial Trust -
To further musical activities and education for societies and individual
instrumentalists within 60 mile radius of Liverpool Town Hall.
H.A. Thew Fund - Small awards to music students in Merseyside.
Details: 42-46 Whitechapel, L1 6EF. Tel:
0151 709 9071 Fax: 0151 709 9073
MARK SCOTT FOUNDATION
Assistance given to composers, instrumentalists and singers. Open to residents
of Scotland, aged 16-25. Closing dates 20th May & 20th Nov.
Contact: Niall Scott, Trustee, Pacific
House, 70 Wellington Street,
Glasgow, G2 6SB.
SOUTH EAST MUSIC SCHEMES
Awards for Advanced Study Annual
funding available to students/working musicians under age 30, living in
south east area (Kent, Surrey, Sussex, exc. Greater London boroughs),
to assist with cost of study at conservatoires or individual teaching
in UK or abroad. Entry fee.
South East Musicians Platform Provides
series of concerts in South East Arts region for young professional musicians,
also the opportunity to bid to commission a new work and a London concert.
Not necessary to live within region. Age limit 30. Closing date: December.
Details: SEMS, 2 The Oast House, Crouch's
Farm, East Hoathly, Nr Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6QX.
Tel: 01825 841302 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TAIT MEMORIAL TRUST
Annual grants to postgraduate students and young Australian professional
musicians to provide training and performance opportunities and generally
help further careers whilst living in UK. Age limit 31. Closing date 31st
Mar; awards granted May.
Contact: Mrs. I. Baring, Chairman, 4/80
Elm Park Gardens, London, SW10 9PD.
Tel: 020 735 10561 Fax: 020 734 90531 Email:
Limited financial assistance for special projects at start of solo performance
Young Artists Platform - Public performances
offered in Croydon, Bristol and Blackheath, London, as well as at various
Festivals around the UK. Funds also available for publicity. Open to young
professional musicians: singers aged 23-28, instrumentals aged 20-25 and
ensembles (3-6 perfs.), living and studying full-time in UK, holding Performers
Diploma. Closing date Nov; auditions Jan./Feb. Entry fee, returnable at
Details: Kate Avey, Courtyard House, Neopardy,
Crediton, Devon, EX17 5EP.
Tel: 01363 777844 Fax: 01363 777845
TUNBRIDGE WELLS INTERNATIONAL YOUNG CONCERT
Biennial. Open to instrumentalists under age 24. Total prize money = £12150.
1st prize = £3,000 + London recital. Application fee. Entries by
Details: The Competition Office, PO Box
10, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 5ZQ
Tel: 01892 616844 Email: email@example.com Website:
JOHN WATES CHARITABLE TRUST
Grants to young musicians, mainly in London and South East area, for single
Correspondent: N.N.J. Smith, Messrs. Oswald
Hickson Collier & Co., 1 Pemberton Row, Fetter Lane, London, EC4A
3EX. Tel: 020 7583 5333
SIR THOMAS WHITES EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Music scholarship, tenable in a higher education institution approved
by the Trustees. For students with local connections to Coventry, aged
Details: General Charities City of Coventry,
Old Bablake, Hill Street, Coventry, CV1 4AN. Tel/Fax:
024 7622 2769
WORLD WEB MUSICIANS (www.worldwebmusicians.com)
A new internet-based competition established to promote musical talent
worldwide. During the next 3 years 12 competitions will take place over
the internet with the aim of finding the best performers in each of 12
instrumental categories. Winners of the competitions will be invited to
take part in a concert in Cardiff which will be streamed ont eh website
and broadcast by the BBC. The winner of each category will receive £5,000,
exposure ont the website for 13 weeks, a chance to appear in the annual
winners' CD and DVD, and an all-expenses paid trip to the UK to participate
in the winners concert.
THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF MUSICIANS
Allcard Awards – three awards of £6,000
for postgraduate study, to string players, woodwind players, singers
and piano accompanists, who
must have completed three years of full-time study.
Entry by nomination
Carnwath Piano Scholarship – biennial award of £4,150 per
year for two years, for postgraduate study.
Entrants must have completed
three years of full-time study, and be nominated by their conservatoire.
John Clementi Collard Fellowship – may be held for max.3 year period
and carries honorarium of £5,000 p.a. Awarded to a professional
musician of standing and experience, aged 27-50. Designed to give financial
assistance to an individual of outstanding ability who is prevented by
financial stringency from exercising and exploiting his/her talent. Candidate
must show excellence in one or more of higher branches of musical activity,
i.e. composition, research, performance (incl. conducting).
May be nominated
or apply directly. Closing date July.
Maisie Lewis Young Artists’ Fund/Concordia Young Artists’ Foundation – offers
opportunities for musicians to perform in shared recital at a major London
Age limits: instrumentalists 27 and singers 32. Closing date December.
Contact: The Clerk, The Worshipful Company of Musicians, 6th Floor, 2
London Wall Buildings, London EC2M 5PP. Tel: 020 7486 8980 Fax: 020 7588
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.wcom.org.uk
Please see website for details of all awards.
MISS E.B. WRIGHTSONS CHARITABLE TRUST
Funding for advancement of music education and recreational charitable
objects. No official lower age limit although priority given to those
between 8-18, candidates over 25 not normally supported. Scales of assistance
vary according to circumstances and requirement (£100-£1,500).
Grants either one-offs or reviewable annually for specified
period. Applications considered quarterly.
Correspondent: Mrs. N. Hickman, Swangles
Farm, Cold Christmas Lane, Tundridge, Ware, Herts. SG12 7SP.
YAMAHA MUSIC FOUNDATION
Rotating disciplines. Awards can be used for any purpose related to advancement
of studies. Open to full-time students of any nationality under age 28,
studying at recognised higher education institutions in UK.
Please visit website for full details: www.yamaha-music.co.uk
YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS TRUST (YCAT)
Promotes emerging professional performers. Complete management service
for 3 years + London and Manchester presentation concerts and Wigmore
lunchtime series. Open to all UK residents ( with permission to work in
UK permanently), Age limit 28 (instrumentalists) & 30 (singers). Entry
Please visit website for full details: www.ycat.co.uk
THE WORLD FEDERATION OF INTERNATIONAL MUSIC
http://www.fmcim.org - this is a great site listing
lots of competitions throughout the world, and offering you the ability
to search by discipline, country and month of year.
www.mbf.org.uk - Musicians
Benevolent Fund - their funding booklet is also now available online
www.prospects.ac.uk - Funding
booklet and website - sponsored by Loughborough University
www.smic.org.uk - Scottish
Music Information Service
- searchable database- also catering for undergraduate students.
- excellent site where you can seach for competitions by instrument/month/country
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Booklet "Financial Support for Higher Education
Students" from LEA or call 0800 7319133
THE DIRECTORY FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Publishes leaflets with information on regional funding.
Contact: 24 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2DP Tel: 020 7209 5151 Fax: 020
7209 5049 Email: email@example.com
DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT
Provides leaflets on student grants & funding available from LEA's
Contact: Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BT
Tel: 0870 000 2288/0870 0012 345
EDUCATIONAL GRANTS ADVISORY SERVICE (EGAS)
EGAS is an independent advisory agency for people wanting to get funding
for further or higher education. Apply with stamped addressed envelope
to: EGAS, 501-505 Kingsland Road, Dalston, London, E8 4AU. Telephone advice
line: open Monday to Friday from 10-12 & 2-4 Tel:
020 7249 6636 Fax: 020 7349 5443
Produces computer software to help individuals & organisations find
Details: 65 Raglan Road, Leeds, LS2 9DZ.
Tel: 0113 243 3008 Fax: 0113 243 2966 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CAREER DEVELOPMENT LOAN
Students over 18 can apply for a career development loan
tel: 0800 585505 for information.
STUDENTS AND BENEFITS
Certain students such as lone parents and students with disabilities,
may be eligible for social security benefits. Ask at your local Benefits
Agency Office. Leaflet GL19 is issued by the Benefits Agency.
UCAS (UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES
ADMISSIONS SERVICE FOR THE UK)
Information on funding on Website: www.ucas.ac.uk
under 'Advice'/'Financial Advice'
Contact: Rosehill, New barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
Tel: 01242 222444 Email: email@example.com
'A Guide to University Scholarships and Awards',
published by CRAC/Hobson available from Customer Services, Plymbridge
Distributors Ltd, Estover Road, Plymouth, PL6 7PZ.
Bevan, O., Davis, J., & Moncrieff, D.,(Eds.), (1999), The
Directory of GRANT MAKING TRUSTS, CAF (Charities Aid Foundation)
Hackwood, S. (Ed.), (1999), The Grants Register
- The Complete Guide to Postgraduate Funding Worldwide, Macmillan Reference
Handbook of Music Awards and Scholarships
- available from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, 7-11 Britannia Street,
London, WC1X 9Js. Tel 020 7239 9100 Fax 020 7713 8942 Website www.mbf.org.uk.
Music Education Yearbook (ed) Louise Head,
Rhinegold Publishing Ltd, £16.50.
Watson, H. & Throp, C., (Eds.), (1998), British
and International Music Yearbook, Rhinegold Publishing Ltd.
Please inform the Trust of any mistakes