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Mary Lill Scholarships - New for 2020

The Department of Music at the University of Sheffield is delighted to announce the establishment of the Mary Lill Scholarships for students entering in academic year 2020-21.  These scholarships are funded through the generous bequest of Mary Lill, an alumna of the university (1953-1957) who retained a life-long love of music. They are intended to support aspiring music students who meet widening participation criteria, including those who come from low-participation backgrounds. Through these scholarships, the Department aims to further enhance not only the diversity of our own student body, but also the next generation of music performers, educators, scholars, and music industry professionals.

The University will award up to three undergraduate scholarships, administered through the Experience Sheffield Scholarship scheme.  Students accepted on to both the BMus (single honours) and BA (dual honours) and making the University of Sheffield their first-choice preference are eligible to apply.  Each successful applicant will receive £3,600, paid in two instalments of £600 per level of study, for up to 3 years. Applications are processed through the Sheffield Experience Scholarships. For more information please view the central pages

Sir Henry Coward Organ Scholarship

Frequency: one award is available.
Duties: Postholder fulfils the conventional duties of an organ scholar at Sheffield Cathedral.
Value: £750
Eligibility: All applicants holding an offer to study Music at the University of Sheffield.
Assessment: Audition. 
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: Annual Bursary and lessons. 
Eligibility: All applicants holding an offer to study at the University of Sheffield.
Enquiries: enquiries@sheffield-cathedral.org.uk 

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.
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.
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: TBC
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: £1200
Eligibility: All current Music undergraduates at the University of Sheffield.
Assessment: Audition.

Sir Thomas Beecham Scholarship

Frequency: One annually.
Value: £1000
Eligibility: All first-year BMus students.
Assessment: Best result in Music examinations.

Mrs Stewart Blake Prizes

Frequency: Three annually.

  • Mrs Stewart Blake BMus Prize (£150)
  • Mrs Stewart Blake Dissertation Prize (£100)
  • Mrs Stewart Blake Recital Prize (£50).

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: £75 in books or scores.
Eligibility: Final year BMus students.
Assessment: Best result in the Level 3 Composition Portfolio module.

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