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Music Awards at Homerton College

Those studying Music are automatically entitled to a generous bursary towards instrumental lessons for each year of their undergraduate study at Homerton. These can be held concurrently with an organ scholarship, choral scholarship, or instrumental award as described below. 

Choral Scholarships

At Homerton, choral scholars sing in the Charter Choir. Scholarships are tenable for the duration of undergraduate study (usually three years), and choral scholars are required to take part in the musical services of the Charter Choir at the neighbouring Church of St John the Evangelist, attend choir practices, and are expected to take an active part in the secular musical life of the College.

Homerton College participates in the University's Vocal Assessment Days (end of September), but prospective choral applicants who don't attend this event are nevertheless most welcome to contact the Director of Music, Dr Daniel Trocmé-Latter for informal advice about making an application. Choral scholarship applications can only be made once an academic place has been offered (in early January). In order to apply, the Choral Award Application Form must be completed and sent to the Admissions Office of your College. All applicants must list the College from which they have received an academic offer as their first preference for a choral scholarship. Choral scholarships cannot be held at more than one College. Those who do not obtain a choral scholarship may be eligible to sing as a volunteer in the choir of a College other than their own.

Please note that the application deadline for choral awards is 15th February. Late applications will not be considered. Homerton will acknowledge receipt of your Choral Award Application Form. If you do not receive acknowledgement by the end of February, contact the Admissions Office at Homerton.

Click here for further details of the Charter Choir.

The University website explains more about the Intercollegiate Choral Award Competition.

Organ Scholarships

Those wishing to apply for an Organ Scholarship need to complete the Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA) as well as submit a UCAS application.  The Organ Scholarship applications must usually be received by the beginning of September.  Your UCAS application does not have to be submitted until the October deadline.

Awards are tenable for three years (at £450 per annum), and Organ Scholars are required to take part in the musical services of Homerton at the neighbouring Church of St John the Evangelist, attend choir practices, and take an active part in the secular musical life of the College. Organ Scholars will also be required to undertake some administrative tasks, e.g. helping the Director of Music with choosing music.

Click here for further details of the Charter Choir.

The University website explains more about the Intercollegiate Organ Award Competition.

Instrumental Awards

Homerton College participates in the University Instrumental Award Scheme, whose purpose is to enable talented players to reach a high standard of chamber music performance. Undergraduates in any subject whose place at Homerton has been confirmed may apply for an Award. A distinction at Grade 8 is usually required as a minimum level. Applications must be submitted by 28th February.

Accompanist Scholarship

Homerton College hereby announces the launch of an Accompanist Scholarship. All continuing current students at Homerton are eligible, as well as all incoming students. Applications are welcome from those who will have achieved at least Grade 7 standard on the piano. Further details and an application form can be downloaded. Auditions for the 2016-2017 scholarship will be held in June 2016.

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