Various awards are offered to students studying Music and Performing Arts at CCCU.
- General awards of up to £300 are available to students studying any of the programmes within the Department. These awards are designed to help students develop their professional practice and may include support for travel, masterclass fees, or workshop fees for specialist sessions and lessons outside of the University. The Department Scholarship Committee awards these scholarships on a case-by-case basis throughout the academic year.
- Entry scholarships are awards worth £250 and each year a number are awarded to students upon entry to the University. These awards are designed to encourage students to seek professional experience in support of their University learning from the very start of their Higher Education experience. In particular, these awards support keen ensemble performers (in any of the music and performing arts disciplines), and are there to kick-start a student’s ability to seek performing and creative platforms for themselves and others in and around the Canterbury and Kent area.
- Supplementary instrumental scholarships are awarded to a number of students in their first year of study. These awards are worth £300, which pays for 10 hours of teaching with one of our specialist instrumental or vocal teachers on a second instrument (if you are already taking performance modules), or on your main instrument if you are not already taking performance. Scholarship holders will be expected to play their scholarship instrument in one or more university ensembles. Students are encouraged to apply for supplementary instrument scholarships through audition in their first week on the BA Music, BA Music with Arts and Humanities Foundation Year, or Performing Arts courses.
- Choral, Organ and Conducting Scholarships are also available for those who wish to contribute to the Chapel’s music-making. Each year Christ Church offers at least four Choral Scholarships for the University Chapel Choir: one on each voice part (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; note that countertenors and contraltos are equally welcome) and one Organ/Conducting scholarship. Choral Scholarships are worth £800 per annum and Organ/Conducting scholarships are worth £1,000 per annum. For more details and an application form please visit the Choral Scholarship web page .
- Canterbury Rotary Club Instrumental Bursaries
We are delighted to offer several non-refundable bursaries of £500, to be awarded to selected talented performers on entry to any of the Canterbury Christ Church Music and Performing Arts courses. In most years up to three of these prestigious bursaries are available. All those accepting a place on a course are eligible to be considered for these bursaries, and the awarding panel will make selections based on applicants’ previous attainment and experience. A condition of holding a Canterbury Rotary Club Instrumental Bursary is that you are an active member of at least one of the University’s ensembles. These bursaries are funded by the generous support of local Rotarians.
How to apply for a Rotary Club Bursary
If you would like to apply for a Rotary Club Bursary, you must audition; this year, those auditions will take place on Wednesday 2 October 2019, from 1.00-5.00 pm.