BU recognises the role that music and culture play in the development of the individual and the benefits cultural activities bring to the wider University community.
What is a University Music Scholarship?
BU’s Music Scholarship scheme is intended to encourage excellence and development both in performance and academic musical study. Scholars receive instrumental/vocal tuition with highly qualified and experienced teachers and enhance their ensemble skills through membership of our orchestras, choirs and bands. University Music offers a full programme of concerts and recitals featuring both students and visiting professional musicians.
Should I apply?
The University offers fifteen music scholarships each year for talented musicians who are willing to offer a strong commitment to University Music. Award recipients must be prepared to contribute to the cultural life of the University by participating in selected activities and events as designated by the Head of Music. Applicants will need to have passed ABRSM grade 8 in their main instrument or voice, provide evidence of academic musical qualifications such as A-level music or grade 8 theory and provide evidence of their recent musical activities.
If you are interested in applying for a scholarship visit the University Music Scholarships webpage.
Newly awarded or returning scholars
Please make sure you have completed the following before the end of August 2017 to renew or finalise your University Music scholarship:
- Contact the Music Admin office to confirm your new or continuing scholarship
- Make sure you discuss and agree with the Head of Music which ensembles you should join for the year. To qualify for a scholarship, you must commit to one of the following on a weekly basis:
- Chamber Choir
- Big Band
- Download the BU Music Scholarship terms & conditions form (pdf 109kb) and return a signed copy to the Music Admin office.
Keep up to date
If you're a new member did you know you can join our University Music Scholars Facebook group for news and rehearsal updates. For more information on our up and coming events like our University Music Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.