Music Awards

Launched in the week of Earth Day 2021 , this year the Arts Foundation has teamed up with PRS Foundation to create a new music award. During the auditions in the Spring of each year, the Trustees consider who, amongst the beneficiaries of the Trust, would be most suitable for the Recital Scheme, selecting outstanding performers. In September, details of the chosen artists are made available to the clubs and societies who are members of the Recital Scheme. The club or society can then contact the artist directly to arrange a booking for a recital or concerto performance for which the Trust pays the artist’s fees.

In addition, a Scholarship of £400 is available to help finance lessons for a gifted instrumentalist. Leask Music Scholarships are competed for by audition during Hilary Term and are intended to assist students with the cost of music lessons. Magdalen2Any undergraduates in their first year of study may apply. They will be expected to play an active part in the College Music Society and to participate in concerts and/or recitals on a regular basis. Keble1Candidates should be at least Grade 8 ABRSM standard and many applicants in previous years have been playing at diploma level. Duties depend on the individual but they generally go on to hold an office in the college Music Society, perhaps in charge of organising music events.

Music Award holders are expected to take a full part in the musical life of the University. Awards may be made to cover the full cost or part of the cost individual musical tuition. Additionally, music tutors, Sam Cave and Eileen Pinkarchevski will be listening to the auditions. Up to four students for reception, two students for Year 3, eight students for Year 7 and six students for Year 12 per year may be selected for a place at Cobham Free School under the Music Award Scheme.

In addition, the Scholar and two further Award holders will be able to reclaim up to £300 against the cost of music lessons. Hertford2/3Any instrumentalist may apply for awards of £200 towards the cost of music lessons. With the inception of its fellowship scheme in 1993 the Arts Foundation has awarded over £1,900,000 to nominated artists from the fields of Performing and Visual Arts, Design, Crafts, New Media, Literature and Film.

By 26 November 2021 – Parents or current school submit Music Award Application. Eton reserves the right to request a recording of a candidate by way of first stage in the audition process if there is a high number of applicants. Members of Making Music can nominate music creators and arrangers that they have worked with or submit an innovative project around new music that they have been involved in.

Awards of £10,000 are made to assist the artists with living and working expenses and are made on the basis of both talent and need to artists living and working in the UK. The Arts Foundation has supported creatives who are actively involved in sustainable change particularly through their design awards. In 2020 the Social Innovation in Material Design award was won by fashion designer Bethany Williams and the award attracted much critical acclaim in its ability to attract and support future thinkers in the area of materials and sustainability. In 2021 the Arts Foundation included Environmental Writing as one of their awards which was won by Joanna Pocock. Although most concerts are on campus, students are often invited to take part in performances within Hillingdon, and many of the University’s annual events (such as One World Week, RAG and the end-of-year student festival) feature Award student performers. Rapper Renato Simunovic, aka RIN, was born in 1994 in Bietigheim-Bissingen near Stuttgart in the south of Germany.

With a history dating back to 1440 it has a long list of distinguished former pupils. Eton is home to 1300 boys, around 10% of whom hold a music award, and is renowned for academic excellence, first class facilities, and rich cultural environment. Making Music presents a number of awards and prizes to individual musicians, groups and organisations in both the leisure-time and professional sector. Choral Award-holders receive a small financial award each year and, in most Colleges, they also receive a subsidy towards singing lessons. Other forms of support, such as subsidised meals and choir tours, are determined by the individual Colleges.Find out more.

St Hugh’s1The Anna Haxworth Prize is a sum awarded for a musical performance of between 10 and 15 minutes on an instrument or voice by any student providing, if need be, their own accompanist. The competition is usually held in Hilary term and the winner is invited to give a recital shortly afterwards. St Hilda’s1+2The award is open to singers and instrumentalists but the latter may perform on only one instrument.

Beyond Eton, boys with music career ambitions often secure the most prestigious of choral and organ scholarships at Oxford and Cambridge, and increasingly Eton musicians win scholarships to music conservatoires in the UK and overseas. Making Music is delighted to launch two new awards this year for best music director and group hero. Why celebs are piling on the PDA with co-stars they’re NOT dating! In addition to the royal family, last year’s winner US songwriter Diane Warren was also in attendance. The Queen wore a silver sequin dress, with metallic heels and matching earrings.

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