BURSARY AWARDS 2022

AFYM is once again pleased to offer a range of bursaries, made possible by the generosity of our sponsors.

Congratulations to the successful applicants below:

Bursaries Available for 2022


Peter Lynn & Partners Music Development Bursary 

This award is for a young musician aged 14-19 years to support attendance at a summer school or orchestral course or to fund purchase of music, a series of music lessons or other music related costs. 


Jenn Milne Music for All Bursary 

Jenn Milne was a longstanding entries secretary for AFYM who also organised the festival’s Schools’ Day every year. As a teacher and arts lover she cared passionately about providing access to opportunity for every child and helped many children to reach their potential. Jenn’s husband Ian kindly donates this bursary in her memory. This year the bursary will be awarded to a young musician aged 9-13 years to support attendance at a summer school or orchestral course or to fund purchase of music, a series of music lessons or other music related costs. (Parents/guardians may assist young applicants for this bursary!) 


Lindy Phillipps Bursary 

Lindy Phillipps was a founder member of the AFYM committee and the festival’s first secretary. As a pianist, piano teacher and flute player she derived enormous pleasure and inspiration from attending summer schools. Jim Phillipps generously donates this bursary in Lindy’s memory for a young musician aged 14-19 years to attend a summer school or orchestral course or for other music related costs. 


Dorothy Watkins Foundation Bursary 

Dorothy Watkins was a Quaker who, although originally from Coventry, lived in Swansea all her life. The Trust she established supports projects connected with the advancement of education and religion and applications are welcomed from persons who have a project which fits those criteria. 


Testimonials

Thank you so much for the Bursary Award. I used it for the National Youth Orchestra of Wales summer course, and had an amazing time. I had a great opportunity working with an incredible conductor and being made co-leader of the cello section. The experience will help my musical career and will help me perform better in my Music College Auditions

Luke Millard, Winner of the Lindy Phillipps Bursary

Through the grant of the Lindy Phillipps Bursary Award I was given a brand new opportunity to develop and enhance my piano playing and musicianship skills in a way that was highly beneficial to me. I was extremely fortunate to attend the Summer School for Pianists in Hereford. It elevated my playing, and contributed immensely to my development as a pianist. I am very grateful to the AFYM and to Mr Phillipps for giving me this brilliant opportunity

Ify Iwobe, Winner of the Lindy Phillipps Bursary