Department of Music and Media

Prizes and scholarships

Scholarships

Scholarship Awards for Masters Programmes in the School of Arts.

Prizes

Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister)

The Adrian James Acoustics Research Seminar Paper Prize

Award for the most outstanding Audio Research Seminar paper submitted by Level 6 students in Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister), as judged by the examiners.

The AMS-Neve Portfolio Prize

Award for the most outstanding Portfolio submitted by Level 6 students in Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister), as judged by the examiners.

The Dave Fisher Classical Recording Prize

Award for the most outstanding classical music recording on a Portfolio submitted by Level 6 students in Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister), as judged by the examiners.

The Dolby Audio Engineering Prize

Award for the most outstanding Recording Techniques Seminar paper submitted by Level 6 students in Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister), as judged by the examiners.

The Focusrite Prize for Technical Achievement

Award for the most outstanding Technical Project submitted by Level 6 students in Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister), as judged by the examiners.

The Jim Abbiss Pop Recording Prize

Award for the most outstanding pop music recording on a Portfolio submitted by Level 6 students in Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister), as judged by the examiners and Jim Abbiss.

Music

The Croser-Hughes Chamber Music Award

A prize of £100, open to all undergraduates on the BMus programmes, to be shared between the members of the best chamber music ensemble, as judged by an external adjudicator in a concert in the spring of each year.

The David Lovatt Music Composition Prize

A prize of £500 to be awarded to the winner of a competition between students on the BMus programmes to write a piece for a professional ensemble, the money being used to pay the costs for the ensemble rehearsing, performing and recording the piece.

The Graham Smith Memorial Prize

A prize of not less than £150 donated by the parents of Graham Smith, who graduated from the Music Department in 1993 having specialised in composition and who died suddenly in 1995. It is awarded to the student submitting the best final-year undergraduate composition folio (BMus programmes).

The Joyce Dixey Award

An award of £200 given by the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society in memory of the late Miss Joyce Dixey who was the Society's Secretary and General Manager, open to all students in Music and Sound Recording except those registered for PhD by Composition.  It is awarded to the composer of the most impressive musical composition as judged in performance.

The Richard Giles Prize

A prize, donated by a former student and to a minimum value of £100, to be awarded to the Level 5 student on the Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) programme whose aggregate mark shows the greatest improvement upon their Level 4 aggregate mark.

The Robert Naylor Memorial Prize

A prize of not less than £200 donated by the parents and friends of Robert Naylor, who died suddenly in April 1976 in his final year, awarded for the most meritorious BMus final performance assessment, the money being used for the purpose of professional development to be agreed with the Director of Performance.

The Shoana M Mackay Dissertation Prize

A prize of not less than £50 given by Mr Ranald Mackay, whose daughter graduated from the Music Department in 1988, awarded to the student on the BMus (Music) programme who submits the best final-year dissertation.

The Adriano Bush Memorial Prize

An annual prize of £100 established in memory of second-year student Adriano Bush, awarded to HE5 level student on BMus programmes for the best performance of a piece of Romantic piano music in a Music and Sound Recording concert. The prize is donated by Peter Croser, a distinguished pianist and long-standing piano teacher in the Department who retired in 2005. The prize is awarded annually at the discretion of the Director of Performance.

The Paul Stanway Brass Prize

A prize of £350, donated by the late Paul Stanway, a fine amateur trombone player, to be awarded to the best performance by a brass player studying performance at either undergraduate or postgraduate level within Music and Sound Recording.

The Penningtons Prize

A prize of £1000 for final-year students on BMus programmes will be awarded as a result of a performance competition at the beginning of Semester 1 to the most promising instrumentalist or singer in any musical style.

Niall Squire Prize for Guitar

A prize for the best performance on guitar (electric or bass) judged at a nominated concert that will take place during Semester 2. Prize will be judged by members of the School of Arts Academic Team.

Quattro mani: a piano duet competition

A first prize of £200, a second prize of £120 and a third prize of £80, donated by Maureen Galea, awarded to students on BMus programmes to encourage the study and performance of piano duet repertoire. This competition will be judged by an external adjudicator.

Vince Emery Prize: Rediscovering John Ireland’s Piano Music

A prize for an undergraduate music student who gives the best performance based on the criteria of “rediscovering John Ireland’s piano music” as judged by department academics during a lunchtime performance.