The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Kent offers two different kinds of music scholarship to talented instrumentalists and singers applying for any degree:
- University Music Performance Scholarship worth up to £5,000
- Music Lesson Scholarships which enable students to continue with their instrumental and vocal tuition.
Cathedral choral scholarship
Offered to male students as and when a vacancy exists.
Contact David Flood, Cathedral Organist.
The home of music on the Canterbury campus is the Colyer-Fergusson Building. Recently completed, this state-of-the-art centre for music performance is the venue for the wide range of extra-curricular music-making available to all students, studying for any degree.
If you sing or play an instrument, you can join the Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, Big Band, Jazz ensembles and Chamber Choir, which rehearse weekly for public concerts throughout the academic year.
Concerts on campus
There are many concerts at the University, featuring all kinds of music, ranging from classical and jazz to world and folk. The University presents a regular series of popular lunchtime concerts that feature both professional and University performers.
Students can take part in productions in the University’s own Gulbenkian Theatre and at other venues around Canterbury. There are opportunities to star in roles, sing in the chorus, play in the orchestra or work backstage.
Other venues in Canterbury
As well as performing on campus, there are many opportunities to sing and play in the spectacular surroundings of Canterbury Cathedral, other venues in Kent and across the Channel. Visiting musicians give workshops, and University Music has an exciting partnership with the world-famous Brodsky Quartet.
Students also form their own ensembles and bands each year. As well as the rehearsal facilities in the Colyer-Fergusson Building, some of the colleges on the Canterbury campus also have a practice room with a piano, which is available to all students.
You also have the opportunity to get involved in other musical events and activities by joining the various student music societies. For more information. See Kent Union for more information.