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University of East Anglia Featured Postgraduate Funding

Musicians Benevolent Fund Postgraduate Performance Awards


To support outstandingly talented instrumentalists and singers at postgraduate level.

The following major awards are also available through these auditions: Ian Fleming Charitable Trust Music Education Awards, Professor Charles Leggett Awards, Emily English Scholarship, Maidment Scholarships, Myra Hess Scholarships, Sir Henry Richardson Scholarships, Eleanor Warren Award, Awards for Accompanists and Repetiteurs and Manoub Parikian Award.


Open to singers and instrumentalists possessing the potential to become first-class performers, who are British or Irish or have been resident in the United Kingdom for 5 years. Applicants must be studying at postgraduate level in the UK for the academic year.

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Award Value


Application procedure

Application is by nomination only from UK music colleges and conservatoires.

Closing date

February 15th

Study Level

  • Postgraduate

Help Musicians UK

Help Musicians UK is here for musicians throughout their careers having helped thousands of musicians establish themselves in the music business, get through a serious crisis, cope with long term difficulties and enjoy retirement. As well as providing advice and guidance, it gives financial and emotional support. For many, it is a lifeline. Help Musicians UK plays a vital role in supporting emerging and graduate musicians. The charity’s Talent Programme helps launch musician’s careers by offering targeted financial support and opportunities when people need it most. The programme offers funding awards to postgraduate musicians undertaking advanced training and also helps with short-term treatment costs for music students experiencing health problems.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Help Musicians UK by using the links below.


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