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Hereford Police Male Choir – Young Musician’s Bursary


If the answer is yes Hereford Police Male Choir want to hear from you as you are on their Wanted List as a candidate for the choir’s prestigious Young Musician’s Bursary worth £1000 with each non winning finalist receiving £50.

You could be in the photograph of the candidates chosen to take part in this year’s bursary awards emulating those pictured above at the 2015 event when the winner was classical guitarist Eirian Lewis, now studying at the Royal College of Music in London. The finalists, pictured above were Sam Saunders, Hope Pugh, Sian Haines, Will Hewitt, Hannah Roper, Raye Harvey and Eirian Lewis.

To be a candidate you must be aged 14 to 22, living in Herefordshire or Worcestershire. Your application should be sent to Alison Houlbrooke, musical director of the choir: Include the following details: name, age, address, e mail, telephone no, musical experience, qualifications and the name and e mail address of your music tutor. Also indicate how you would use the bursary to help achieve your musical or singing ambitions. Closing date : March 20. A shortlist will be selected by an independent panel and invited to take part in adjudications, including individual performances and interviews at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross, Hereford on Friday, April 8 at 2pm

The bursary, established to mark the Police Choir’s 50th anniversary in 2007 is sponsored by the Becket Bulmer Fund (managed by Herefordshire Community Foundation).

Guidelines for Applicants for the Hereford Police Male Choir Young Musicians Bursary, 2016

You must be aged 14 to 22 and reside in the counties of Herefordshire or Worcestershire. You will already be a young established musician/singer and aspire to further develop your skills. Your written application should include the following information: Personal details – home address, telephone numbers, including mobile and e-mail address. Instruments played, examination results todate, school/colleges attended, music groups with whom you perform and name and telephone number of your music tutor. Applicants must include the name, address and telephone number and mobile no of a suitable referee in addition to their instrumental teacher. Briefly explain why you want the Bursary and how you would spend the £1,000 to benefit your musical career. Give details of your future plans/aspirations as a young musician. The Bursary can only be given to further the successful applicant’s musical career and Hereford Police Male Choir reserve the right to decide how the money is paid. All short listed applicants must be prepared to perform at an informal recital, to include personal interviews with the adjudicators, at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross, Hereford, from 2pm on Friday, April 8. The Bursary winner will also be expected to submit a progress report at the end of 12 months. A panel of experienced adjudicators, chaired by Alison Houlbrooke, Musical Director of the Police Choir, will be responsible for preparing the short list and selecting the eventual winner. Their decision is final.

Hereford Police Male Choir…..Committed to promoting the joy of music amongst young people

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