The University Music department is offering two organ scholarships in 2011-12 in conjunction with its ecclesiastical partners, Wakefield Cathedral and the Catholic Diocese of Leeds. These are:
- The University of Huddersfield / Wakefield Cathedral scholarship: worth £2,000 per annum
- The University of Huddersfield / Catholic Diocese of Leeds scholarship, tenable at St Patrick’s RC Church, Huddersfield: worth £1,000 per annum
In 2012-13 there will be the opportunity to apply for an additional scholarship at Leeds Cathedral:
- The University of Huddersfield / Leeds Cathedral scholarship – worth £2,250 per annum
The closing date for submission of applications is 28 February 2011 and auditions take place in Huddersfield on 23 March 2011. To apply, submit your UCAS application and then contact Dr Graham Cummings, University Organist (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your scholarship application.
You can also find out more about Wakefield and Leeds Cathedrals and St Patrick’s Church by visiting their websites at:
University sponsors Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
The annual international festival of contemporary and new music has been taking place in Huddersfield for over 30 years now and for all that time it has been based at the University. Started by lecturer – now Professor – Richard Steinitz, it is internationally-renowned for enthusing existing audiences and drawing in new ones through its adventurous programming and informed, stylish presentation.
The festival is both influenced by and an influencer of students from the Music department. You’re actively encouraged to make the most of the 10-day festival – in fact you have all the time in the world to become engrossed in what it has to offer as all official timetabling stops as the concert-going takes over.
Music and Music Technology students have numerous opportunities for participation:
- As performers in University ensembles (eg edges ensemble this year took part in the four events including the John Cage exhibition ‘Every day is a good day’; and ‘Take the Cage Train’)
- As volunteers - stewarding or working as stagehands or technical staff
- As performers in‘hcmf// Shorts’ – an opportunity for our more advanced students to perform their own work.
- As an intern helping with the Festival’s Learning & Participation Programme
Lecturing staff from the department are also drawn into the Festival – this year Dr Philip Thomas curated a series of John Cage performances, including the ‘Every Day is a Good Day’ project and a 12-hour marathon performance of Cage’s electronic music for piano. Other lecturers led discussion groups and composition workshops.
This story published on Wednesday 13 April 2011
Ensemble 360 continue their relationship with the Music department at the University