Hampshire Foundation for Young Musicians

The Hampshire Foundation for Young Musicians is a charity set up in 1994 to advance the music education of young people up to the age of 25 who reside in the County of Hampshire including the cities of Portsmouth and Southampton or who are educated principally in the schools and colleges within the geographical county. We are delighted to have Jonathan Willcocks as our honorary president. 

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The members of the Board of trustees are Robin Hodgson (Chairman), Derek Anthony, Carl Clausen, Duncan Eves, Gary Holmes and Louisa Portal, and a representative from the Hampshire County Council.

The county has a rich musical heritage and The Foundation which is an independent charity and private company, aims to ensure that the excellent record of music is maintained and prospers.

Funds are available in the form of awards which enable young musicians to undertake studies or specific projects in connection with composition, conducting, instrumental and vocal performance, with grants, for example, for music tuition and music course fees. Areas such as music in education, music technology, musicology and participation in competitions of international standard are included.

Regrettably, funds are not available for the purchase of musical instruments, equipment or sheet music, nor for general undergraduate or postgraduate course fees.montage

Scholarships & Awards

The Foundation welcomes applications for grants for music tuition, music course fees and other activities which complement music making within the community.

  1. Candidates must be residents of Hampshire which includes the cities of Portsmouth and Southampton or who are educated principally in the schools and colleges of Hampshire.
  2. The award will be made at the discretion of the Board of Directors whose decision shall be final.
  3. Scholarships may be awarded to enable musicians to undertake studies or projects in connection with composition, conducting, instrumental and vocal performance, music in education, music technology and musicology. General undergraduate and postgraduate course fees are not within the scope of the award. The award must be used for the purpose for which it was sought.
  4. The maximum amount for awards is agreed each financial year by the Board. Awards made normally range between £50 and £350, up to a maximum of £600.
  5. Scholarships may be available in connection with competitions of international standard.
  6. Candidates must be aged 25 or younger during the year in which the award is sought.
  7. The candidate must be supported by two referees one of whom should be a professional musician or a person of standing in the world of music.
  8. Scholarships will not be available for the purchase of instruments, equipment or sheet music.
  9. For an exceptional project showing imagination, innovation and enterprise, the Board may offer a special additional award up to a maximum of twice the original award.
  10. The Board will consider applications three times a year with closing dates of 30 April, 31 August and 31 December. Applications may be made annually. Candidates are encouraged to make an application personally.

Download the application form here.

HAMPSHIRE FOUNDATION FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS

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Administrator: Jean Paterson, 28 WILLIAM STREET, OXFORD OX3 0ER