Applications can now be made for our 2020 Postgraduate Awards.
Our Postgraduate Awards offer financial aid of up to £5,000 for music performance students who wish to further their study at a UK conservatoire.
From today (January 2), applications can be made by students who can demonstrate strong musical potential, the ambition and ability to sustain a career within the industry and those who are in considerable financial need. The deadline for applications is Monday February 3 and entries will be shortlisted against the latter two of these priorities.
Students will be asked to attend auditions between 30 March-14 April 2020. The auditions process, as in previous years, will bring together a range of independent panellists, all experts in their respective disciplines, to assess the musical potential of auditionees.
Claire Gevaux, Director of Programme, commented: “Last year we changed the way we receive Postgraduate Awards applications, from a nomination-based system to an open application process, inviting students to apply directly to us. We’re delighted to report that this had a positive impact in raising awareness of our charity within the student population and also increased the diversity of applications. We’re continuing with this approach in 2020, which we hope will encourage an even more diverse range of applicants to take up this vital opportunity to support their future careers. For some, a postgraduate year of study is a vital part of preparing for a sustainable career in music and we always look forward to hearing some of the best talent across the UK at our auditions.”