BURSARY RULES

ANNUAL SOUTHWELL CHORAL SOCIETY MUSIC BURSARY & PEGGY OLDHAM FUND AWARD In line with its charitable status Southwell Choral Society awards annually one or two bursaries to help further the musical careers of young people living within the environs of Southwell. These are known as:

a)  The Southwell Choral Bursary  b)  The Peggy Oldham Fund Award

1.  Applications are invited from individuals under the age of 25 on 1 September 2021 and whose permanent address is within a ten mile radius of Southwell Minster.

2. Application forms are available from 1st March 2021 and must be returned by 12th April 2021 (see invitation page for closing date). For an application form please contact Mrs Thelma Clark, 6 Beaumont Avenue, Southwell, Notts NG25 0BB. (Tel: 01636 813964 email:thelma@g-and-t.me.uk) or contact@southwellchoralsociety.co.uk

3.  Applications will be considered by the adjudicating panel whose decision is final.  In the event of a tie the Chair shall have the casting vote.  The winner will be announced by the end of April 2021

4.  Applications will only be accepted from individuals as the bursary and the award is intended to support the development of that person’s career in music. The definition of musical career includes vocalists, instrumentalists, composers and arrangers of all genres of music.  In accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 applications from disabled persons will be given equal treatment and rights. The Trustees of Southwell Choral Society (The Trustees) will maintain full confidentiality of all information received through the application process but retain the right to publish the names of the successful applicant(s).

5.  The Bursary and award may be used for any purpose clearly associated with the demands of the development of the individual’s career (travel, purchase of books, instruments, scores, audition fees tuition etc.)

7.  The completed application form will form the basis of the applicant’s submission for the Bursary. Applicants may also submit a PDF score, CD, DVD, MP3, WMA or other commonly used audio file, not exceeding ten minutes in length, in support of their application.  All material submitted will be returned after judging.  The Trustees cannot accept liability for the material, but every care will be taken over it.  The Trustees undertake not to breach individual or corporate copyright. Applicants may be invited to attend a meeting to support their application.

8.  The Trustees will not accept an application from any previous winner of the Bursary award.

9.  Anyone related to any applicant may not take part in the selection process for the bursary or the award.

11.  The Award Certificate(s) will be presented at the Autumn concert of Southwell Choral Society. Where practicable winners may be invited to take part in this or a subsequent concert.

12.  The timetable for the year is as follows:

March:  Application forms available 

Mid-April: Closing date for applications

End April: Adjudicating panel announces its decision.

November:  Public presentation of the award

13. The decision of the Trustees will be final and confidential. They will not enter into any correspondence or other form of communication with the applicants, their families or representatives other than as described above.

 

NICHOLAS THORPE COMPOSITION AWARD RULES

Scores must be accompanied by full contact details and proof of age of the composer.

The work will remain the property of the composer.

A panel selected and chaired by the conductor of Southwell Choral Society will judge the entries.

All entrants will be contacted on 1st February 2022 the closing date, and the winner announced.

The judges’ decision will be final.

The organisers reserve the right not to award the prize.

The  winning composer will be invited to attend the performance and be presented with the prize.

Southwell Choral Society will discuss with the prize-winner arrangements for the production of performance materials and be responsible for all aspects of the performance.

The winning composer will be invited to attend rehearsals and assist in the preparation of the Performance.