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Our Development Programme offers unique opportunities for gfted young musicians to build confidence, develop personal skills, and enhance their musical experience. Our core is in the evolution of the young lives we affect; inspiring examples of musical talent and life development.

Applications for our Young Musicians Development Programme 2020/21 closed on 7 July 2020.
Apply through our new online application process. We have divided the online process into three sections to help you.

Please read through these sections and the information below before applying.

Basic Info

Personal Details • Guardian Details • Supporting Recording • Musical Experience • Teacher/Tutor Reference

Award Info

Award Usage • Programme Opportunities • Current Music-Related Financial Commitment • Funding Information

Additional Info

Additional Information • Financial Declaration • Supporting Documents

Saving your application progress...

Progress can be saved after each section, but it is not automatic.

In order to save your progress, at the start of each new section: copy and paste the website link and keep it in a safe place. You can click the link to return to this point and continue with your application.
If you do not save the link, you will not be able to return to this point in your application again. Even if you intend to complete the next section, we recommend you still save it.

Remember these important documents...

Please read both of these documents before applying.

Please download the Application Guidelines: click here to download.
Please download and fill out the Financial Declaration: click here to download.
Submit this in "Additional Info" along with any supporting documents.

Applications closed.

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If you are nominating a musician under the age of 13 in the early stages of their musical journey, you can apply for our Junior Programme here.

Programme Awards

Bramall Scholarship

£2,000 per year until 18 years old
Recipients of the Liz and Terry Bramall Scholarship must be under 18 years old on 1 September of the year of application and must permanently reside in Yorkshire or the North West of England.

Robinson Award

£1,000 | 1 year
Recipients must be aged 16-17 on 1 September of the year of application. Musicians can receive this award more than once.

Worsley Award

£3,000 | 3 years | £1,000 per year
Recipients must be under 16 years old on 1 September of the year of application.

Other Awards

Coombs Scholarship

£4,000 | 2 years | £2,000 per year
Next awarded in 2021: Coombs Scholarship is awarded to one musician every two years.

Coombs Schoarship was established in 2007 in memory of the chairty's first administrator, Lucy Coombs, and is a testament to her dedication to her work.

Recipient must be aged 16-17 years on 1 September of the year of application.

VOCES8 Future Talent

£1,000 per year | length of award varies
Applications for 2020/21 awards are open until 1 September 2020.

Applications for these awards are primarily managed by the VOCES8 Foundation.

Junior Programme

Amounts awarded vary
Junior Programme is for musicians under age 13 at an earlier stage of their musical development.

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