Scholarships & Bursaries

A limited number of bursaries are available for gifted British musicians and provide up to 75% of full costs (tuition, accommodation and food) for students staying in dormitory  accommodation. The number of awards is limited so we recommend that applicants also apply to other grant giving bodies in order not to be disappointed.


The Summer School wishes to make grateful acknowledgement to the following who have kindly donated student bursaries.

  •      British Association of Symphonic Wind Bands and Ensembles Education Trust
  •      The Broadwood Trust
  •      Sherborne Summer School of Music Stewards 2012
  •      The Cadbury Trust
  •      The Concord Partnership
  •      Maecenas Music Limited

Scholarships will be offered on each of the following courses.  

  • The George Hurst Conductors’ Course
  •      The George Hurst Memorial Scholarship for a gifted young British Conductor
    •  Masterclass for Singers – week 1
  •       The Doreen Wedgwood Memorial Scholarship for a Young Singer     
    •      Symphony Orchestra or Wind Ensemble
  •      The John Thorpe Memorial Scholarship for a Brass player
    •      Any of the courses that include string players
  •      The Ruth Maguire Memorial Scholarship for a String player
    •       Wind Ensemble
  •      BASBWE will make two part scholarships available to BASBWE members. Interested players
    •       should apply directly to: or via the BASBWE web site,


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