Historical Performance scholarships

-Posted on 08.10.2015

The Academy is delighted to announce four scholarships in Historical Performance:
– The Christopher Hogwood Scholarship
– The Regent Historical Performance Scholarship
– The Lord Burns Recorder Scholarship
– The Purcell Historical Performance Scholarship
The Academy’s Principal, Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, writes: ‘These scholarships represent the substantial opportunities now available for historical performance students at the Academy. Each of these awards reflects a special link with the institution: the late Christopher Hogwood’s long association as a professor; the link with the revival of antiquity in the Regency period when the Academy was founded; our ownership of the priceless Purcell Fairy Queen manuscript; and the strong connection with our past Chairman and Vice-President Lord Burns.’
The Royal Academy of Music has a rich history of awarding scholarships to its exceptional students in need of support. Felix Mendelssohn’s scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music allowed Arthur Sullivan to study at the Academy in the 1840s.
The need for scholarship funding has never been as acute as today. Many students would be unable to take up a place at the Academy without the support of external benefactors. As well as the cost of fees, students need to cover their living and travel expenses and a host of hidden costs which are a staple of the life of a young musician-in-training, such as performance attire and instrument repair. Academy students follow an intensive programme of study, with free time spent practising or performing. Such a packed schedule leaves very little time for additional paid work. Scholarships enable our students to focus on their all-important musical development.

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