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Music Performance Scholarship

Between £1,000 - £2,000 awarded each year to talented instrumentalists and singers studying for any degree at the University of Kent

The Music Performance Scholarships, usually worth between £1,000 - £2,000, are awarded each year to talented instrumentalists and singers studying for any degree at the University of Kent, together with £500 worth of instrumental/singing tuition with experienced teachers. The University recognises the role that music and culture plays in the development of the individual and the benefits cultural activities bring to the wider University community.

This scholarship is intended to encourage excellence and development in extra-curricular music performance, and includes instrumental/vocal tuition with experienced teachers. The scholarship encourages excellence in music performance and rewards recipient's involvement in the extra-curricular musical life of the University.

Around fifteen scholarships are awarded to new applicants each year. 

If you would like to discuss the Music Scholarship/Award Schemes prior to your application, contact Susan Wanless, Director of University Music, Tel 01227 823305


Music Scholarships/Awards are intended to recognise and encourage excellence. Applicants would usually be expected to demonstrate some or all of the following criteria when submitting their written application:

  • An advanced ABRSM grade (or equivalent, including RockSchool, Trinity or other international musical qualifications)
  • A significant musical profile whilst in school / college / university or the local community
    appropriate performing experience at county or national level / conservatoire, e.g. youth choir, county orchestra, wind band, jazz or big band
  • Experience in giving public performances, e.g. gigs or solo recitals, major role in musical theatre productions 
Scholarship recipients must be prepared to represent the University and to contribute to the cultural life of the University by participating in selected activities and events as designated by the Director of Music. Candidates must also be willing to act as ambassadors for the University and to agree to be featured in the University publications and press releases.

How to apply

To apply for the Music Scholarship, applicants are asked to download an application form available on the Music at Kent website.

Applications will be considered and candidates who have been successful at this stage will be invited for an interview and audition. Interviews will be held until the end of Week 1, during which your audition will be arranged.

The number of years of instrumental and/or vocal study and experience, as well as an applicant's potential, will be taken in to account.

For detailed information and application forms, please visit the Music at Kent web page: https://www.kent.ac.uk/music/scholarships.html


20 September 2019

Early application is advisable.

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