Funded jointly by Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent, three individual scholarships for KMMS first-year students of £1,000. Intended to recognise existing musical talent, encourage excellence and development and reward participation in extra-curricular music performance these also include instrumental/vocal tuition with experienced teachers. Scholarships will normally be allocated only to those students whose musical interests and talents can be supported within the Universities’ community. It is recognised that extra-curricular music activities may need to be flexible to work round academic and work placement commitments.
Please note: The scholarships are currently only available to students entering their first year of study with KMMS. The successful scholars will participate in music activities at the University of Kent.
How do they work?
The deadline for KMMS Music Scholarship applications is 9am on Friday 24th September except in exceptional circumstances, and only students who have accepted an unconditional offer or firmly accepted a conditional offer from KMMS can apply.
Applicants would usually be expected to demonstrate some or all of the following criteria when submitting their written application:
- an advanced ABRSM grade (or equivalent, including RockSchool, Trinity or other international musical qualifications)
- a significant musical profile whilst in school / college / university or the local community
- appropriate performing experience at county or national level / conservatoire, e.g. youth choir, county orchestra, wind band, jazz or big band
- experience in giving public performances, e.g. gigs or solo recitals, major role in musical theatre productions
Applications for a KMMS Music Performance Scholarships will be considered by the University of Kent Music Department and Music Performance Scholarship panel. Candidates who are successful at this stage will be invited for interview and audition at the beginning of the academic year, followed by a consultation lesson and probationary period. Unsuccessful candidates will also be informed.
KMMS reserves the right to withdraw the Scholarship if the formal criteria are not met. In particular, if for any reason the holder ceases to be a registered KMMS student, it will be suspended immediately.
For further information about extra-curricular music-making at the University of Kent, visit www.kent.ac.uk/music