Local churches and cathedrals offer scholarships to our students who sing in their choirs. The amounts available and commitment required vary with each institution but full details and contact information is available on their websites. An interview or audition is required.
Many of our students (particularly from the Department of Music) have been successful members of the choirs over the years. These are tremendous opportunities to develop high-level experience as well as great ways to maintain and deepen the university's links with the local community.
It is not necessary to be awarded a scholarship to sing with the choirs and the scholarships are open to all students.
Barber organ scholarship
The Barber organ scholarship combines financial assistance with a programme of coaching on all aspects of accompaniment with both the Director of Music at St Mary’s and with Jeoffrey Makinson on the magnificent Willis organ in Lincoln Minster.
The Scholarship is awarded annually, following auditions. Details of the application process for the next award will be posted when they become available.
The Schola Cantorum, St Barnabas Cathedral perform 'Advent Responsory: I look from afar' composed by Alex Patterson.
Alex wrote the piece when he was a student at University of Nottingham. He is now director of music at Salford Cathedral.