Opportunity: Awards for Young Musicians.

Awards for Young Musicians are now accepting applications for their 2018 Award programme. Full details can be found on their Award Programme page. NB. Applications must be received by Friday 9 March 2018. 

AYM believe that all talented young people aged 5 – 17yrs, deserve the chance to progress in their music. That’s why they are awarding up to £100,000 in grants to exceptional young instrumentalists in need of support.

AYM are inviting applications from young instrumentalists playing any musical genre to join their 2018 Awards programme. Award winners will receive flexible funding towards musical costs (e.g. tuition, instrument costs, travel etc.) and individual support.  This may comprise mentoring, workshops with professional musicians, observing professional orchestras and other ensembles in rehearsal, free tickets to concerts and performance opportunities.

Alongside their main Robert Lewin Scholarships,  they will be granting a number of special Awards.  Of particular interest may be the Chris Isaac Award for Jazz piano and our John Lewis Partnership Awards for Innovation.

The Awards programme is means tested and key criteria are musical talent and financial need. Whatever genre the young musician studies, they can evidence their ability in a number of ways; it is not essential to have taken formal exams.  Students, families or teachers can apply