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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.

Carla Easton's Banff Residency - Career Development Bursary
Carla Easton
Singer songwriter
5th July 2017

Carla J. Easton is a singer & songwriter, with a background and education in visual arts, based in Glasgow, Scotland. Graduating from the Masters of Fine Art programme at Glasgow School of Art in 2011, Easton has been performing and writing music for the all girl-band TeenCanteen ever since

She was supported through our Career Development Bursary.

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My summer at Sinaia
Francina Moll Salord
Violinist
26th June 2017

Francina recieved a Career Development Bursary from Help Musicians UK in 2016. Read how she spend her award below.

Why I enjoy volunteering for HMUK
Robert Wright
Volunteer Visitor
6th June 2017

No two musicians are alike—just like their music. One thing they have in common, however, is the warm welcome they give me. 

The Broken Muso
Gail Thompson
Former professional musician, composer & conductor
14th July 2016

In a revealing read, musician we supported, Gail Thompson, tells us her struggles with being diagnosed with MS and how we were able to assist through difficult times.

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YCAT Development Session 2nd round-up
Bex Ransom
Creative Programme Officer
11th March 2016

Talent Programme Assistant Bex Ransom shares her round-up of the recent YCAT Development Sessions on PR, Press and Self-Promotion.