For many years the Royal Hospital has encouraged the talent of young musicians.
To formalise this policy and to mark the new Millennium, an Organ Scholarship was established in 1999. This has since proved a successful way of developing students' practical skills in church music and allowing access to professional standards at an early stage in their career. It is a unique opportunity to work for a year as an assistant to the organist and director of music and to be accommodated on-site in central London.
Past Organ Scholars, many of whom are all now pursuing successful musical careers are:
The Royal Hospital Chelsea Organ Scholarship is designed to be a year of training and apprenticeship for young organists (aged 18-27), preferably students in Higher Education, who will be expected to be available on Sunday mornings, some weekdays and the major Feasts. There is a large number of Special Services and extra events, many of which attract further payment. Benefits include:
The Scholarship will be tenable from September 2018 to July 2019.
Auditions and interviews will take place in February/March 2018.
Closing date for applications is 31 January 2018.
For further details or to apply (with CV, covering letter, passport photograph and two references from professional musicians) please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at:
Organist and Director of Music
The Royal Hospital Chelsea
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