School of Music Foundation

The School of Music Foundation provides an opportunity for musical growth, helping students take the first step in learning a musical instrument, by helping exceptional students reach their goals and go that step further, and to give all students opportunities to learn, experience and participate in music through our events and concerts. We believe that our vast range of educational opportunities must be open to those who will benefit most from learning here, not just those who can afford the fees. We are committed to providing places to students regardless of financial means and we, therefore, offer bursaries and scholarships.

The School of Music Foundation provides an invaluable link to the corporate community, through sponsor and patron development, and provides a focus for music lovers to nurture and encourage the teaching and performance of music. St. Columb's School of Music believes that a socially diverse student population is a key component of successful and balanced musical education. Therefore, we are committed to providing financial assistance to students as a community benefit.

Donations and Sponsorship to the School of Music Foundation can be used in a range of projects designed to encourage the best from the students and staff of the School. These include:

  • Scholarships and Bursaries

  • End of Year Prizes

  • Support for Masterclasses and Workshops to bring national and international visiting artists to the School of Music

  • Support for local concerts and recitals to bring national and international visiting artists to the School of Music Local performances of student ensembles

  • The Instrument Acquisition Program to assist young musicians to reach their musical potential

 

To find out more about the School of Music Foundation, read our brochure here.

Bursaries

Bursaries are designed to provide assistance to families who are experiencing financial difficulties which threaten the ability of the student to learn a musical instrument and attend St. Columb's School of Music. Bursaries are awarded at the start of the Academic year and run until the End of Year Concert (September - June). Bursaries are limited to one bursary per student. 

Bursary Application Form

Sorry, the deadline for 2020-21 Bursaries has passed. Applications for 2021-22 bursaries will open in January 2021. 

Scholarships

Our Scholarships are honorary merit-based awards, although many include some financial assistance towards exams, courses, degrees, extra lessons/workshops and music books. Scholarships are given in recognition of the candidate's outstanding talents, abilities and the contributions they may make to the life of St. Columb's School of Music and further afield. Scholarship awards are awarded at the start of the Academic year and run until the End of Year Concert (September - June).

Download the Scholarship Application Form

Sorry, the deadline for 2020-21 Scholarships has passed. Applications for 2021-22 bursaries will open in January 2021. 

St. Columb's School of Music
No. 1 St. Columb's Court

Derry-Londonderry

N. Ireland

BT48 6PT

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