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Dr John Birch Music Scholarship (Organ) (2023), UK

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    The University of Sussex is delighted to honour its much-loved former music lecturer and organist, Dr John Birch (1929-2012), with this scholarship. The aim of this scholarship is to support one selected organ player 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.

    What you get

    £800 cash award. In addition, the selected recipient will receive access to the music practice rooms in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities (MAH). 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.


    Type of award

    Cash award and use of Music facilities


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • Have obtained Grade 8 or equivalent in organ playing.
    • Be an applicant or current student at the University of Sussex (open to applicants for 2023 entry)

    Number of scholarships available



    1 October 2023 23:59

    How to apply

    To apply, please complete a scholarship application form. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview

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