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Scholarships

NEL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Access, Achievement, Aspiration

April 2021 – March 2022

These new awards are a recommendation and endorsement of progress by accredited instrumental/vocal teachers or school music teachers within North East Lincolnshire.

All of the new music awards will:

  • Reward talented pupils who are progressing well, showing enthusiasm, and commitment to learning.
  • Help raise standards within Hub ensembles.
  • Last for the duration of 1 year but will be reviewed termly.

 

*ALL INFORMATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

Contact jane.chidwick@nelincs.gov.uk for further details of how to apply for a scholarship.

Access Award

What you will receive:

  • Membership of Mapas or Hub ensemble provision
  • If applicable free loan of instrument
  • Public performance and online performance opportunity
  • Cost of lessons – for duration of 3 terms

10 x 20-minute shared lessons (2)

OR

10 x 30-minute group lessons

Cost of reeds and strings are NOT included

Criteria for Application:

Access Award: Beginner Award

Targeting: WCET Continuance/New Starters but those eligible for Pupil Premium

  • Those pupils whose progress could be hindered by financial circumstances
  • All applicants will need to be currently in a Hub ensemble but if not, prepared to attend one.
  • Pupils showing a commitment to learning with noticeable progress being made on the chosen instrument.
  • Pupils demonstrating active participation in WCET classes.
  • Regular attendance at instrumental lessons.
  • Genuine interest & enthusiasm for music.
  • Ability to perform a solo at MAPAS/NELMEH/school concert.
  • Taught by an accredited teacher within a NEL school/academy.

    Requirements for application:

  • A written recommendation from instrumental/vocal teacher or from school/academy music teacher. 
  • Evidence of PP or equivalent 
  • Application form available from Mapas.

Requirements for Video Audition

  • To send a video of each applicant performing 2 short pieces of appropriate level. This will need to be complete with backing track or accompaniment. Pupils will need to announce the name of each piece.
  • Applicants will be interviewed via a Zoom meeting and will be expected to answer 2 simple questions about their performance and also what they particularly enjoy about learning their chosen instrument.

Requirements for Video Audition:

  • To send a video of applicant performing 2 contrasting pieces of appropriate level. This will need to be complete with backing track or accompaniment. Pupils will need to announce the name of each piece.
  • Applicants will be interviewed via a Zoom meeting and will be expected to answer 2  questions about their performance and also what how they hope that this award would help them in their musical development

Achievement Award 

What you will receive:

  • Membership of Mapas or Hub ensemble provision 
  • If applicable free loan of instrument 
  • Public performance and online performance opportunity  
  • Cost of additional lessons or cost for lessons on a second instrument (30 lessons to be delivered throughout the year) 
  • 1 examination fee + cost of accompanist

Cost of reeds and strings are NOT included

Criteria for Application:

Achievement Award

  • Minimum grade 4 standard or equivalent 
  • Commitment to learning and noticeable progress being made on instrument.
  • Regular attendance at instrumental lessons.
  • Tutor to evidence the reason for need for additional lessons on same instrument
  • Pupil and tutor to identify desire for second instrument if this is the chosen option
  • Pupil is either currently participating in Hub ensemble OR is prepared to attend one.
  • Genuine interest & enthusiasm for music.
  • Ability to perform a solo at MAPAS/NELMEH/school concert.
  • Taught by an accredited teacher within a NEL school/academy.

    Requirements for application:

  • A written recommendation from instrumental/vocal teacher or from school/academy music teacher. 
  • Application form available from Mapas.

Aspiration Award 

What you will receive:

  • Membership of Mapas or Hub ensemble provision 
  • If applicable free loan of instrument 
  • Public performance and online performance opportunity
  • A bespoke award based on a specific request from student and tutor to support musical progression and broaden musical development. This discretionary award could be up to the value of £750

Criteria for Application:

Aspiration Award

  • Minimum grade 6 standard or equivalent.
  • Commitment to learning with noticeable progress being made on particular instrument.
  • An intended route into a career in music.
  • Genuine interest & enthusiasm for music.
  • Regular attendance at instrumental lessons.
  • Pupil is either currently in a Hub ensemble or is prepared to attend one.
  • Ability to perform a solo at MAPAS/NELMEH/school concert.
  • Taught by an accredited teacher within a NEL school/academy.

Requirements for application:

  • A written recommendation from instrumental/vocal teacher or from school/academy music teacher. A summary with some evidence of the bespoke nature of the requirements of applicant. If this involves the cost of an instrument, quotes will need to be included.
  • Evidence of possible expenditure costs will be required.
  • Application form available from Mapas.

Requirements for Audition: (Face to face)

  • To perform 2 contrasting pieces demonstrating technical and musical ability.
  • Applicants will be interviewed and expected to demonstrate how the scholarship will enhance their musical development and to include plans for next steps should they be successful.