Scholarships are offered to students who meet the eligibility criteria enrolled on the following courses: Music BMus(Hons), Music Performance BMus(Hons), Popular Music BMus(Hons). Please see below for details.
The following University Scholarships at Leeds Cathedral are available to Music students:
Open to all voices (SATB) in the mixed voice adult choir:
For students intending to follow a professional career in church music or classical music performance:
Choral Conducting Scholarship:
For those interested in following a professional career involving work with both young and adult voices, either at a cathedral or church or in a school or community environment.
University Scholarships are awarded purely on the basis of musical ability and are open to all, irrespective of faith commitment.
University Scholars at Leeds Cathedral will be expected to take a full part in musical ensembles within the Department of Music in addition to their commitments within the diocese.
Auditions for any of these University Scholarships at the Cathedral can be arranged to coincide with University of Huddersfield Open Days or Applicant Visit Days. Please email the Administrator Charlotte Harrison or telephone: 0113 244 8634.
The Diocese of Leeds runs the largest church choral programme in the country through its acclaimed Singing Programme. In addition to the regular cathedral services, the choirs broadcast regularly on BBC radio and television, record for Brilliant Classics, and undertake concert engagements. Choral and Organ Scholars have gone on to a range of further musical study and employment, including conservatoire postgraduate courses and professional posts within the Music Department.
Visit Leeds Cathedral scholarships for more information.
The University and Wakefield Cathedral offer a jointly-funded scholarship which falls vacant in September 2018. Its value is £2,000 per annum. The scholarship is awarded annually, but may be renewed by mutual agreement between the University, Wakefield Cathedral and the incumbent Organ Scholar.
To apply for either of these scholarships, submit your UCAS application form and then contact the University Organist, Thomas Moore, indicating your interest.
Founded in 1836, the Huddersfield Choral Society has developed an international reputation as one of the UK's leading choral societies.
The Society's busy schedule is centred on its own subscription concert season in Huddersfield Town Hall, including its annual performances of Handel's Messiah. The choir also performs in other major concert venues in the UK and abroad, it regularly broadcasts for BBC radio and television, and has a long history of pioneering recordings.
"We strive to uphold and continually renew a proud tradition of choral singing".
The Choral Society enjoys a strong relationship with the University of Huddersfield. We are delighted to be able to offer a number of Choral Scholarships to interested students. Successful applicants will work closely with the Choral Society in preparing for and participating in concerts. You will gain a broad experience working with top class orchestras, conductors and soloists in a variety of venues.
Scholars will have an opportunity to learn from a range of choral trainers led by our Choral Director, Greg Batsleer.
Membership subscription is free in the first year and thereafter you will be eligible for our student membership rate.
Further information is available at www.huddersfieldchoral.com or from the choir secretary Mark Taylor
Each year the Music Department offers bursaries to selected candidates who are successful at audition, performing on specified instruments. The bursary is for up to £500 upon enrolment. The list of instruments may change from year to year. For 2017-18 entry, the bursaries may be offered to students who perform:
viola, cello, double bass, oboe, bassoon, French horn, baritone, euphonium, trombone, tenor horn, tuba, tenor voice, bass voice, harp.