Bursary Fund Appeal raises £10,000 for Summer School!

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We are very pleased to announce that the Susanna Eastburn Bursary Fund appeal for young composers has reached its target of £10,000!

This ambitious target will provide five fully-funded bursary places at the Sound and Music Summer School. Thank you so much to the generosity of all the individuals who contributed to the appeal and towards us surpassing our target – we’re incredibly grateful for your support!

The appeal was launched to commemorate the 15th year of Summer School and to honour the 10 years of service of our former Chief Executive, Susanna Eastburn. The bursaries will be awarded to one student a year who otherwise would not be able to attend the course, for the next five years.

Beatrice Hubble, Head of Education, says:

‘With the generous support of all our donors we’re able to provide an additional fully-funded place at the Sound and Music Composition School for the next five years. We truly believe that there should be no financial barriers in the way of young people’s creative potential as composers, and this bursary is going to be transformational for our students.’

Young people who’ve been to Summer School tell us about the friendship and support of others, the confidence that grows during the week, and the feeling of finding something that feels right. It helps young composers feel at home in the music world, and with your support we can now offer this amazing opportunity to even more students.

You can read more about Summer School and New Voices alumni Georgia Denham’s story – she calls Summer School ‘a beautiful introduction to sound’ – as well as other Summer School stories on our alumni page.

Here’s to another 15 years!

See what these young people can achieve in a week – watch the 2022 Summer School concerts

The experiences of these young people, all aged between 14-18, are made possible with the generous support of individuals like you. There are many ways to get involved and every donation really does make a difference. 

Visit our support page or contact Chris Lillywhite, Fundraising Co-ordinator, directly at fundraising@soundandmusic.org. We’d love to hear from you!

Summer School is very important to us – find out about some of the other ways we support new music by reading about the impact of Sound and Music’s work






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