The Preston Simpson Scholarship in Music

The Preston Simpson and Sterndale Young Musicians Trust supported through Hartlepool Borough Council, makes awards to young people to enable them to study music at any education establishment providing courses in musical education. 

It is designed to assist those students who have already achieved a good standard in their musical studies and who may wish to make use of their musical ability in their future careers.  The Trustees make annual awards to young people and also host an awards event which takes place in the Town Hall Theatre.  Some of the award winners are invited to perform at this event.

Completed applications for 2019 must be returned to Hartlepool Council by Wednesday 27 November 2019.

Last updated on 28 October 2019

Who is eligible?

People aged 15 to 25 who were either born in Hartlepool or who have had at least one parent living in Hartlepool for the last five years.

In addition to the above, candidates should be able to show a keen interest and concern for music and have an above average musical talent which will be indicated by:

  • A minimum standard of Grade V in the Associated Board Examination or equivalent qualification from Trinity College London;
  • Membership of bands and orchestras; or
  • Evidence of participation in musical concerts; or
  • A genuine intention of pursuing a musical career (at this stage a commitment to GCSE Music).

How to apply?

Applications forms and guidance notes can be downloaded from the Hartlepool Council website page on the Preston Simpson and Sterndale Young Musicians Trust

  • Applications will only be considered if they include two referees.
  • Applications submitted without written references will not be considered.
  • References from relatives will not be considered. 
  • If your application is successful you will required to attend an audition as part of the application process.

If you require any further information please contact: Judith Oliver on: 01429 523914 or email: Judith.oliver@hartlepool.gov.uk

Completed applications for 2019 must be returned to Hartlepool Council by Wednesday 27 November 2019.

 

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