Fees and funding

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Music Scholarships and Awards 

Sir Henry Coward Organ Scholarship

Frequency: one award is available, maximum tenure of three years.
Duties: Postholder fulfils the conventional duties of an organ scholar at Sheffield Cathedral.
Value: tbc
Eligibility: All applicants holding an offer to study Music at the University of Sheffield.
Assessment: Audition and interview in March.
Enquiries: musicians@sheffield-cathedral.org.uk.
Contact music@sheffield.ac.uk to express an interest.

Sheffield Cathedral Choral Scholarships

Frequency: up to six scholars are in post at any one time, maximum tenure three years.
Duties: rehearsals and choral services at Sheffield Cathedral; residency in Sheffield throughout the three choir terms.
Value in 2018: £2140 in the first year, £2400 in the second and £2700 in the third. In addition, the Cathedral pays for singing lessons for each Choral Scholar up to the value of £300 per annum.
Eligibility: All applicants holding an offer to study at the University of Sheffield.
Assessment: Audition and interview in March.
Enquiries

St John’s Ranmoor Senior Organ Scholarship

Frequency: one award is available, renewable on an annual basis. No maximum tenure as long as postholder remains in education.
Duties: Postholder fulfills the conventional duties of an organ scholar at St John’s Ranmoor.
Value: Variable depending on skills, experience and hours (flexible)​ with additional fees available for special services and events​.
Eligibility: All applicants holding an offer to study Music at the University of Sheffield.
Assessment: Audition and interview in March.
Enquiries: music@stjohnsranmoor.org.uk or 0114 360 5845

St John’s Ranmoor Choral Scholarships

Frequency: as required to staff the choir, renewable on an annual basis. No maximum tenure as long as postholder remains in education.
Duties: rehearsals, choral services, events and concerts at St John’s Ranmoor.
Value: Variable depending on skills, experience and hours (flexible) with additional fees available for special services and events​.
Eligibility: All applicants holding an offer to study Music at the University of Sheffield.
Assessment: Audition and interview in March.
Enquiries: music@stjohnsranmoor.org.uk or 0114 360 5845
Enquiries 

Escafeld Chorale Associate Soloist

Frequency: one award is available, maximum tenure two years.
Duties: rehearsals and performances in solo roles with Escafeld Chorale.
Value in 2018: £400
Eligibility: All current Music students at the University of Sheffield.
Assessment: Audition.
Enquiries   Escafeld Chorale Sheffield 

Shipman Conducting Scholarship

Frequency: Occasional 
Duties: Director or Assistant Director of one of the university ensembles—Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, or Chamber Choir.
Value in 2018: £500 stipend, £500 towards conducting tuition.
Eligibility: All current Music undergraduates at the University of Sheffield.
Assessment: Audition.

Colin Hand Conducting Scholarship

Frequency: Annual
Duties: Director or Assistant Director of one of the university ensembles—Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, or Chamber Choir.
Value in 2018: £500 stipend, £500 towards conducting tuition.
Eligibility: All current Music undergraduates at the University of Sheffield.
Assessment: Audition.

Sir Thomas Beecham Scholarship

Frequency: One annually.
Value in 2018: tbc
Eligibility: All first-year BMus students.
Assessment: Best result in Music examinations.

Mrs Stewart Blake Prizes

Frequency: Three annually.
Value in 2018:

  • Mrs Stewart Blake BMus Prize (£110)
  • Mrs Stewart Blake Dissertation Prize (£45)
  • Mrs Stewart Blake Recital Prize (£45).

Eligibility: Final year BMus students.
Assessment:

  • Best overall degree result
  • Best result in the Level 3 Dissertation module
  • Best result in the Level 3 Recital module.
Philip John Lord Composition Prize

Frequency: One annually.
Value in 2018: £60 in books or scores.
Eligibility: Final year BMus students.
Assessment: Best result in the Level 3 Composition Portfolio module.

John Froggatt Prize

Frequency: One annually.
Value in 2018: £60 in books.
Eligibility: Final year students taking a Dual or Triple degree combining Music with a modern foreign language.
Assessment: Best overall degree result.

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