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The Awards are open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students irrespective of their area of study.
Music awards are available to singers and instrumentalists.
What do Music Awards offer?
Award Holders have all or part of the cost of their individual music tuition covered throughout their period of study at Brunel.
There are many opportunities for performing during the academic year, both as an individual, and as a member of one of the many ensembles the Brunel Arts offers.
Although most concerts are on campus, students are often invited to take part in performances within Hillingdon, and many of the University's annual events (such as One World Week, RAG and the end-of-year student festival) feature Award student performers.
When are the auditions?
For the University year 2016/17, the auditions will be held on Tuesday 27 September and Wednesday 28 September 2016.
The auditions are organised by the Brunel Arts, and the deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 23 September 2016.
Please contact us with any questions you have +44 (0)1895 266074.
How to apply
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
1. Your full name.
2. Course of study at Brunel (and year).
3. Details of your instrument or voice and standard (including details of any grading or exams you have taken).
4. Home address.
5. Mobile phone number.
We will then send you an audition time and details of what you should prepare.
Please be prepared to perform two contrasting pieces as outlined below. There will be an opportuntiy to discuss your musical experience and what will be available to you musicaly at Brunel.
Sally Goodworth will be available to accompany all students - please remember to bring your own piano accompaniments if relevant (Singers: these will need to be in the right key for your voice).
What you need to play/sing:
Instrumentalists - perform two short pieces or movements of contrasting character, at least one of which should be with piano accompaniment
Pianists: perform two short pieces or movements of contrasting character
Singers :perform two contrasting songs, one of which must be performed with piano accompaniment,
Who will be there:
Michael Sanderson, and Sally Goodworth, Music Coordinators for Brunel Arts. Additionally, music tutors, Sam Cave (Tuesday auditions) and Eileen Pinkarchevski (Wednesday auditions) will be listening to the auditions.
Applications should be made to the Brunel Arts as soon as possible with full details of instrument/voice, standard, home address and mobile and home telephone numbers, and course of study at Brunel.
Awards from the Music Tuition Fund are made following auditions in the first university teaching week of Term 1.
Awards may be made to cover the full cost or part of the cost individual musical tuition.
Applicants are expected to be of a standard equivalent to Grade 7 of the Associated Board, though it is not necessary to have passed any particular examination.For instruments/voices not examined by ABRSM, an equivalent performance standard is expected.
Tuition is normally given by teachers already visiting the University but, in exceptional cases, other arrangements may be considered.
Music Award holders are expected to take a full part in the musical life of the University. and funds will be withdrawn should this commitment be lacking.