BURSARY AWARDS 2020

AFYM is pleased to offer the following bursaries which are made possible by the generosity of our sponsors to assist your progress in music.


JENN MILNE ‘MUSIC FOR ALL’ MEMORIAL BURSARY

This award is to enable primary schools to increase their music-making for all young people. Jenn Milne was a long-standing entries secretary of the AFYM committee who also organised the Festival’s Schools’ Day every year. As a teacher, and an arts lover, she cared passionately about providing access to opportunity for every child, and helped many children to reach for their individual potential. Her husband, Ian, has kindly donated this bursary in memory of Jenn, who is sadly missed by us all.

This bursary is to be awarded to enable primary schools to increase their music making for all young people

If you have taken part in the Festival in 2020 and think you would meet the criteria for this bursary please let us know:

  • What you would do with such a grant
  • Who would benefit and why
  • How would you be meeting the criteria for this bursary

The successful candidate will agree to report back on how the grant was spent with photographs where possible

Results will be announced at the Festival Concert 15/03/2020


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. In this respect we welcome applications for this bursary from individuals or schools of any age.

If you are an individual or a school who has performed in AFYM 2020 and have a project that would meet the criteria of the trust write and tell us about it

  • How would you plan to spend the grant
  • How would you benefit
  • Your musical experience and plans for the future
  • What are the musical and financial reasons for giving you the grant

The successful candidate will agree to report back on how the grant was spent with photographs where possible

Results will be announced at the concert 15/03/2020


PETER LYNN & PARTNERS MUSIC DEVELOPMENT BURSARY
This award is for a young musician aged 14—19 years to attend a summer school, orchestral course, county or national music course or for other music-related costs, or for purchase of music books, or for a period of music lessons.

If you performed at the AFYM 2020 and are between 14 and 19 years of age you can apply for this bursary.

What might we consider? Summer School fees / Orchestral Course fees / County and National Music Course fees / Purchase of music books / A period of music lessons / Other music related costs

Write to us, in your own words and tell us:

  • How you would plan to spend the grant
  • How you would benefit
  • Your musical experience and plans for the future
  • What musical and financial reasons there are for giving you the grant.

The successful candidate will agree to report back on how the grant was spent with photographs where possible

Results will be announced at the Festival Concert 15/03/2020


LINDY PHILLIPPS BURSARY AWARD
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. In her memory we are able to offer a bursary, generously donated by Mr Jim Phillipps, for a young musician aged 14-19 years to attend a summer school, orchestral course, county
or national music course or for other music-related costs.

We are inviting a participant in the 2020 Festival who is aged between 14 and 18 years of age to apply for this bursary to be used towards the cost of attending a music summer school or vocal/orchestral course

Write to us, in your own words and tell us

  • How you would plan to spend the grant
  • How you would benefit
  • Your musical experience and plans for the future
  • What musical and financial reasons there are for giving you the grant.

The successful candidate will agree to report back on how the grant was spent with photographs where possible

Results will be announced at the Festival Concert 15/03/2020


To apply for any of these bursaries please send an email with the applicable information to:  DianeWorkman@afym.org.uk

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 29 FEBRUARY 2020

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