Thursday, October 13, 2016

Previous recipients of the Music Generation Mayo – Bursary Scheme. Clockwise from top left: Donal Boyle, Tony Crowley, Maria Ruddy and Megan Shaughnessy.

by David Dwane

If you are a young musician living in Mayo who has already achieved a
high standard in an instrument, or in singing, then you may be eligible to
apply for a bursary.
Bursaries will be made available in two categories: to defray the costs of
accessing progressive expert music tuition and to upgrade a musical
instrument, where an existing instrument is no longer adequate to the
proficiency of the candidate.
The overall value of the scheme, administered by Music Generation Mayo, is \15,000, and bursaries will be awarded on a competition basis to students aged between 13-18 years who have already acquired an excellent standard in instrumental/vocal music performance in any genre.
This is the fourth year of the award.
“We are delighted to be able to offer this assistance to young musicians in Mayo, who, with the backing of their parents and teachers, have been
steadily honing their craft and developing their skills from a young age,”
said co-ordinator for the programme, Kate McKeon.
“They are the musicians and teachers of the future and it’s important that
they are encouraged and supported as their musical futures unfold.”
The online application process can be completed at where you’ll also find full terms, conditions
and guidelines.
The deadline for applications is 12p.m. on Friday, 4th November 2016.

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By David Dwane
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