Bursaries & Scholarships
As part of our charitable remit we offer a number of different scholarships and bursaries, giving those who struggle to meet our course fees the opportunity to join us.
Event bursaries for primary teachers and young people
We provide a number of bursaries towards the cost of our conducting courses for UK nationals, courtesy of the John Lewis Partnership. These bursaries are available to teachers and vocal leaders working with primary school children and also to those aged 16-26 considering a career in this area.
These bursaries cover roughly half the cost of a course, and are available to those financially unsupported by their school or LEA, and applicants must request funding from these sources before applying for a bursary. If you meet these criteria and want to attend an upcoming course, apply for a bursary now. You can find details and links to apply on the relevant event page. If successful, we will send you a coupon code to use when buying your course ticket.
Young Conductors Scholarships
In 2013 we launched a scholarship scheme in the shape of our Young Conductors Programme – a specially designed year-long programme for promising young musicians aged 18–25. The beneficiaries are offered fully funded attendance on a number of our courses, plus one to one mentoring and support to further develop their skills.
The application process for our 2021 programme has now closed. Please visit this page in early Autumn 2021 for more details of our 2021-22 programme and information on how to apply. Please contact us if you have any questions at all, and please do consider supporting us.
Young Conducting Scholar Alumni
Click on an image below to find out more about some of the previous Sing for Pleasure Young Conducting Scholars.