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What do Music Awards offer?

Music 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 that Brunel Arts offers.

Although most concerts are on campus, students are sometimes 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.

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Who can apply?

The Awards are open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students irrespective of their area of study. Music awards are available to singers and instrumentalists.

How to apply

Email with the following details:

1. Your full name.

2. Course of study at Brunel (and year).

3. Details of your instrument or voice and level or experience (including details of any grading or exams you have taken).

4. Mobile phone number.

We will then send you an audition time and details of what you should prepare.


When are the auditions?

For the University year 2024/25, the auditions will be held on Wednesday 25 September 2024. The auditions are organised by Brunel Arts; and the deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 20 September 2024.

Audition requirements

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:

Sally Goodworth, Music Coordinator for Brunel Arts and music tutor Sam Cave.




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.