The University of Sussex is delighted to honour its much-loved former music lecturer and organist, Dr John Birch (1929-2012), with this named scholarships. The aim of the scholarship is to support talented musicians to continue to develop and perform while studying at Sussex. This scholarship is open to all current undergraduate and postgraduate students at Sussex, whether or not they are studying Music. Scholars should apply as early as possible, as participation in the musical life of the Sussex campus is an essential component of the scholarship.
Type of award
The scholarship is worth £800, paid in two instalments of £400. In addition, scholars will receive access to the Media Film and Music (MFM) practice rooms. All applicants who reach the audition stage, regardless of the success of their application, will be offered the opportunity to be part of a list of performers who are willing to perform at events around campus or are interested in collaboration with other musicians.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:
Have obtained Grade 8 or equivalent in the Organ.
Be a current student at the University of Sussex (open to applicants for 2020 entry)
Number of scholarships available
14 October 2020 23:59 (GMT)
How to apply
To apply, please complete an application form. The exact date of auditions are to be confirmed but are likely to be at the end of October 2020.