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Hub Scholars & Other Awards

An exciting new initiative to support young Hampshire musicians who show potential to develop their instrumental, vocal or compositional skills through individual tuition. Lessons will be provided by an HMS teacher and are intended to give pupils the opportunity for specialist tuition which they wouldn’t otherwise have access to.

Successful hub scholars will be entitled to 15 hours of specialist tuition with an HMS teacher and will have the opportunity to take part in additional musical events and performances. Small groups and chamber ensembles are actively encouraged.

Please do have a look below for more details and how to apply...

Instrumental & Vocal

The scheme is intended for pupils in year 11 or below who have already demonstrated a high level of musical ability.
It provides opportunities for students who wish to excel in their chosen musical field as instrumentalists, singers or composers. Hampshire Hub Scholars will be able to access music tuition which would otherwise be unavailable to them, either through individual specialist  lessons or chamber ensemble coaching.

Successful applicants will be expected to provide feedback on their experiences on an annual basis, and to represent the Hampshire Music Education Hub in both formal and informal performances throughout the academic year.

Deadline for applications: usually at the end of April

Last updated 17 March 2017



The scheme is intended for pupils in year 13 or below who have already demonstrated a high level of musical ability.

For further information please download:

Application will opened: early 2018

Closing date: TBA

Last updated 17 March 2017


Hampshire County Council Leaders Awards

- to support excellence in performance of music and dance

This grant, accessible by residents of the administrative County of Hampshire, is open to young people currently performing at a high standard who can demonstrate the aptitude to improve significantly from an award. An award is for a maximum of £500 for a specific, identified practical purpose, e.g. to take part in a particular performance event or attend an intensive course.

Applicants will be prepared to attend an audition and discussion with an audition panel to demonstrate their level of attainment and to discuss the benefits of the proposed programme. Applications will be considered three times annually, and the deadline dates are: 1 February; 1 May; 1 October.

Please view this document for the detailed criteria and application forms.

If you have any queries please contact the Hampshire Music Service on 023 8065 2037 or e-mail:


Dayas Fund

This is an annual grants scheme administered by Hampshire County Council - set up from a sum of money left by Mrs Hayton (nëe Dayas), a former Hampshire teacher, in her will.  

These music scholarships give the chance for people, over 18 years of age,  to seek support to have lessons either for new musical interests or to help them refresh previously learned musical skills in singing or playing an instrument. Applications are also welcomed from those wanting to further develop skills in areas such as composition, conducting and performance.

Application form Microsoft Word 26kB

Regulations Microsoft Word 26kB

Closing date: 31 January 2017

Application forms and further details are available from Hampshire County Council’s Music Service on 023 8065 2037 or by e-mail to

Last updated 11 January 2017


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