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What to expect from the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award
Sam Healey
Skeltr
23rd September 2020

In 2019, at a crucial point in his career, Manchester-based Sam Healey’s punk-jazz group Skeltr received the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award. Here, Healey tells us about why he knew he was ready to apply, his audition and the positive ripple effect the Award has had on his career trajectory.

A brief history of Help Musicians’ named awards
Bex Ransom
Creative Programme Officer
3rd February 2020

Help Musicians has supported the costs of music education since our founding in 1921. In fact, apart from during the outbreak of World War 2, we have given awards to UK conservatoire students for nearly 100 years. Creative Programme Officer Bex Ransom explains the history behind some of our existing named awards.

Help Musicians launches refreshed visual identity
Help Musicians
Help Musicians
27th January 2020

We’ve had a small face-lift! You may notice a slight change in our communications this month. 

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Female Voices in Musical Theatre: How our Transmission Fund helped Wigmore & Green’s musical theatre careers
Caroline Wigmore
Musical theatre writer
13th December 2019

Jen Green and Caroline Wigmore are musical theatre writers and recent recipients of Help Musicians’ Transmission Fund, which helped them at a crucial point in their development, both as artists and as women working in theatre. Caroline has written a blog to tell us more about their experience at SHE Festival New York this past June, presenting their new show, ‘The Bachelor Girls’.

Why I’m racing three triathlons in 2019 for Help Musicians
James McAulay
Co-founder & CEO of Encore
20th August 2019

James McAulay is the Co-founder & CEO of Encore, an online tool for finding and booking musicians for live events. He explains why he's decided to race three triathlons in support of Help Musicians this year. 

Why I'm running in support of Music Minds Matter
Jen Ewbank
Senior Director of International Marketing at AWAL Recordings, Kobalt Music Group
9th August 2019

Jen Ewbank is the Senior Director of International Marketing at AWAL Recordings, Kobalt Music Group and was one of Music Week’s ‘30 under 30’ in 2016. She’s running the Swindon Half Marathon on September 22 in support of Help Musicians' mental health helpline, Music Minds Matter.