Music Scholarships


LU Arts is delighted to announce that in 2018/19 we will be offering nine arts scholarships that are open to students across our two campuses. These will be awarded to students who have a passion and commitment to a particular art form and who would benefit from a package of support that would enable them to develop their skill and knowledge in their field of interest. In return we expect recipients to actively contribute to the creative life of the University through delivering and participating in events that showcase the best of our student talent.

Music has always been a key aspect of the student experience at Loughborough. The University is committed to supporting students' musical activities through tuition, societies, ensembles and scholarships; as well as providing opportunities for staff, students and the local community to hear students perform. There are notable examples of students who have graduated in a non-related discipline, but who gained University music scholarships going on to pursue a career in music. These include the opera singer Ian Storey (Furniture Design) and the folk musician Tom Kitching (Politics and Social Policy). We want to encourage students to participate in and enjoy music while they are here and enable students at different levels to gain acces to a wide range of music opportunities.

The music scholarships are aimed at supporting high level musicians and singers in further developing their abilities. There are seven music scholarships open to students which are outlined below. We also have scholarships in creative writing/spoken word and performing arts - more information.

Music scholarships available:

·          3 x instrumental scholarships

·          2 x choral scholarships

·          1 x singer songwriter/contemporary solo artist scholarship

·          1 x open scholarship

Each scholarship package includes a cash prize and a package of mentoring/music tuition.

For full details of the packages available for each scholarship and details of what the scholarship winners are expected to contribute during the year please download the LU Arts Music Scholarship details 2018/19 pdf (this document will automatically download when you click this link).

Students can only apply for one scholarship per year. If you feel you would be eligible for more than one and are uncertain as to which to apply for then please email David Bell: 

To apply, download the application form (the Word document will automatically download when you click this link) or request a copy by emailing  Email your completed application form to by midday on MONDAY 15 OCTOBER 2018.

The winners of our previous music scholarship in 2017/18 were Ben Abbott (euphonium) and Daniel Moss (voice).

To find out about some of our previous winners, watch this video:


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