Intensive post-graduate study is vital if the next generation of musicians are to achieve their potential, but the costs are astronomical. Taking living expenses and tuition fees into account, the cost of a two-year postgraduate degree can easily reach £40,000.
That’s why we help more than 100 musicians every year with grants at crucial stages in their development.
This includes grants towards the cost of postgraduate study at conservatoires and performing colleges – covering classical music performance, opera, jazz and musical theatre.
Previous winners of these awards include trumpeter Alison Balsom, percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, violinist Clio Gould, cellist Guy Johnston, violinist Tasmin Little OBE and guitarist Miloš Karadaglic.
HOW IT WORKS
Music colleges nominate students with exceptional talent who are also in financial need. These students are then heard by panels of expert professional musicians at auditions. Those who impress the most are offered grants for the following academic year. Our postgraduate grants range between £1,000 and £5,000.
This is a nomination-only scheme so we can’t accept applications directly from a student. If you study and haven’t been nominated by your college, take a look at our Funding Wizard for other sources of help.
We are occasionally able to offer an audition to eligible musicians who have been offered a place to study at postgraduate level overseas. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
SPONSOR A RISING STAR
Some of our awards are made in memory of people who loved music during their lifetimes. If you would like to establish a scholarship, or make a donation to help us sustain these important awards, call our fundraising team on 020 7239 9114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your contribution could make a real difference to a young musician. Find out more about how you can Sponsor a Rising Star.