JULIAN BREAM TRUST – STUDENT GRANTS

Registered Charity No: 1130890
PRESS RELEASE
This is to announce the newly established JULIAN BREAM TRUST (Registered Charity Number 1130890), which will make scholarships available to exceptionally gifted students of either the classical guitar or lute at the following institutions: The Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff (for Senior Awards) and The Royal Academy and Royal College of Music (for Junior Awards).
Each Julian Bream Trust Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of musical merit and will cover the full cost of tuition fees at the rate set by the relevant institution for Home/European Union students as applicable.
For further information students should please contact the relevant college

THE ADMINISTRATION OF SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
BY THE JULIAN BREAM TRUST

Senior Awards

1. These scholarships will be known as ‘The Julian Bream Trust Scholarships’

2. The scholarships will be available only to exceptionally gifted students of either the classical guitar or the lute at the following institutions:
The Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

3. Each JBTS will be awarded on the basis of musical merit and will cover the full cost of tuition fees at the rate set by the relevant institution for Home/European Union students. Applications for additional bursary money, based on financial hardship, may also be considered in consultation with the specified institutions.

4. The selection of JBT scholars will be carried out by each of the above institutions in accordance with its normal auditioning procedures and criteria.

5. The Trustees must be satisfied that the selected scholars have provided clear evidence of the level of musical ability and commitment likely to result in a major international career.

6. Applicants may be of any nationality, but must be under 20 years old for Undergraduate and under 26 years old for Postgraduate programmes.

7. JBTS awards are tenable for up to 4 years at undergraduate level and up to 2 years at postgraduate level. Each award will be subject to annual review by the respective institution in consultation with the JBT, and the recipient will be expected to achieve an overall classification at annual examination in the highest category, i.e. Class I for undergraduates and Distinction for postgraduates.

8. It is envisaged that no more than 3 scholarships will be made available by the JBT in any one year. Should one of the above institutions not receive an applicant of the standard required (cf. para. 5), the JBT will defer the award of its scholarship for that year.

9. Funds will be transferred from the JBT to the specified institution after the latter has:

a) provided timely and extensive advertisement of the availability of the JBTS,
b) carried out the due processes of audition, selection and nomination of applicants for the JBTS,
c) supplied the JBT with necessary information about such applicants and the date on which their studies are due to commence for each year of their course,
d) received confirmation from the applicant of acceptance of the offer of both the place at that institution and the terms of the JBTS, and
e) confirmed that the applicant has duly enrolled.

10. In response to the requirements under para.9a)b)c) and d), the JBT will send the specified institution a written pledge of its commitment to funding the scholarship(s) for the forthcoming academic year. In the event of a reduction or cessation of funds being made available by the JBT, however, the Trustees will provide adequate notice to each of the specified institutions prior to the actions described in para. 9a).


Junior Awards

1. These scholarships will be known as ‘The Julian Bream Trust Junior Scholarships’.

2. The scholarships will only be available to exceptionally gifted students of either the classical guitar or the lute at the junior departments of the following institutions:
The Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music.

3. Each JBTJS will be awarded on the basis of musical merit and will cover the full cost of tuition fees. Applications for additional bursary money, based on financial hardship, may also be considered in consultation with the specified institutions.

4. The selection of JBTJ scholars will be carried out by each of the above institutions in accordance with its normal auditioning procedures and criteria.

5. The Trustees must satisfied that the selected scholars have provided clear evidence of the level of musical ability and commitment that could result in a scholarship award to the senior department of the RAM or RCM. In the assessment of younger applicants more weight should be given to the exceptional quality of their potential.

6. Applicants may be of any nationality, but must be of school age, and resident in the United Kingdom.

7. Each award will be subject to annual review by the respective institution in consultation with the JBT and the recipient will be expected to show consistent progress.

8. It is envisaged that no more than 2 junior scholarships will be made available by the JBT in any one year. Should one of the above institutions not receive an applicant of the standard required (cf.para.5), the JBT will defer the award of its scholarship for that year.

9. Funds will be transferred from the JBT to the specified institution after the latter has:
a) provided timely and extensive advertisement of the availability of the JBTJS,
b) carried out the due processes of audition, selection and nomination of applicants for the JBTJS,
c) supplied the JBT with necessary information about such applicants and the date on which their studies are due to commence for each year of their course,
d) received confirmation from the applicant and the applicant’s parents or guardians of acceptance of both the offer of a place and the terms of the JBTJS.

10. In response to the requirements under para.9 the JBT will send the specified institution a written pledge of its commitment to funding the scholarship(s) for the forthcoming year. In the even of a reduction or cessation of the funds being made available by the JBT, however, the Trustees will provide adequate notice to each of the specified institutions prior to the actions described in para.9a).

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