How To Apply

Application Fee £50 (payable upon application, this will be refunded if application is unsuccessful).
Application Deadline 30 April 2010
Audition Date Thursday 10 June 2010
Application Form Download here (PDF)

Application Requirements

Candidates should already have successfully completed formal studies at a level at least equivalent to a postgraduate diploma or degree, or be completing these studies in the academic year in which the application is made.  The average age of applicant ensemble members will normally be under 30 and ensembles will have been performing together for at least one year.

The award is open to any established instrumental classical chamber ensemble, normally between 3 - 6 musicians, including (but not limited to) string, piano, wind or brass trios, quartets, quintets, etc. Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate substantial successful experience as an ensemble, the motivation and determination to continue intensive study, and the desire to develop their skills by working regularly with other musicians both within and outside the Conservatoire.

Application procedure

On application, candidates should supply:

  • a completed application form
  • a covering letter, highlighting significant background information in support of their application
  • a recent photograph
  • a 200-word biography
  • a detailed CV and repertoire list
  • a CD/DVD/video of a recent performance
  • details of 3 recent public performances given by the ensemble
  • a proposal for their personal programme of study which should include plans for study inside and outside of the Conservatoire, as well as their contribution to Conservatoire life and a budget outline which should cover both tuition and living expenses, and their own financial contribution to their costs for the year
  • details of any future confirmed and provisional recitals, competitions, residencies, awards and tours which fall during the period of the programme
  • two references (may arrive with application or under separate cover directly from the referees)
  • cheque for £50 made payable to Trinity Laban (to be refunded if not shortlisted)

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview/audition during which they will be required to:

  • prepare a programme for a typical lunchtime recital of approximately 60 minutes, from which the panel will select items to be played in the audition, the chosen repertoire to best represent the ensemble's strengths and interests
  • meet and talk with a panel about their achievements to date
  • discuss their application materials, in particular their proposal and budget
  • expand on the information supplied, discuss their experience and career plans, and suggest ways in which they might be interested in contributing to the work of the Conservatoire as Junior Fellows

Please note that Junior Fellowship schemes are not eligible for Tier 4 student visas. All members of the chamber ensemble need to have valid work permits/visas for the United Kingdom covering the full period of the scholarship.

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