The funds will go towards supporting undergraduate and postgraduate musicians, as well as children and young people under 18


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Guildhall School of Music & Drama announced it has been granted £637,000 of Leverhulme Arts Scholarships over the next three years by the Leverhulme Trust. After over a year of pandemic-related barriers for students, the funds will contribute towards scholarship support for undergraduate and postgraduate musicians, as well as for children and young people under 18 studying with Guildhall Young Artists, including Junior Guildhall and Centre for Young Musicians.

The awards include a 112% increase in funding from the Trust for Guildhall Young Artists of £286,000, as well as a 30% increase for both undergraduate and postgraduate music scholarships, with £253,500 for students studying on its Guildhall Artist Masters and Artist Diploma programmes, and £97,500 for undergraduate music students.

The Leverhulme Trust’s support will provide around 200 scholarships for young people at Guildhall Young Artists centres over the next three years. In addition to Junior Guildhall and five branches of Centre for Young Musicians, a new Guildhall Young Artists Online centre opens this week, offering online music tuition to help widen the School’s reach nationally and internationally.

Interim Principal, Jonathan Vaughan said: ‘I am incredibly grateful to the Leverhulme Trust for their continued support of Guildhall School. With the generous support of our donors, in particular the Leverhulme Trust, Guildhall School is committed to aiming to ensure that no student faces financial barriers to studying with us.’

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