The Brit Awards 2022

Please be prepared to perform two contrasting pieces as outlined below. There will be an opportuntiy to discuss your musical experience and what will be available to you musicaly at Brunel. As part of the ABO’s long history of rewarding best practice in the orchestral sector, we are delighted to be partnered with Classical Music in championing colleagues who have gone the extra mile. These awards are presented at the ABO’s annual conference – read on to find out more.

We present annual awards for best music creator and best music arranger, who are nominated by Making Music member groups they have worked with. Some of the music creators and arrangers have agreed to share their work for performance with other leisure-time music groups. The remote panel, who are involved in the selection process include renowned instrumentalists, Alison Balsom OBE; Dame Evelyn Glennie; as well as Catrin Finch and Miloš. With the inception of its fellowship scheme in 1993 the Arts Foundation has awarded over £1,900,000 to nominated artists from the fields of Performing and Visual Arts, Design, Crafts, New Media, Literature and Film. Awards of £10,000 are made to assist the artists with living and working expenses and are made on the basis of both talent and need to artists living and working in the UK. The Arts Foundation has supported creatives who are actively involved in sustainable change particularly through their design awards.

Successful students are Award-holders for a year, and receive a small financial award (an ‘exhibition’), professional coaching of their ensemble, masterclasses, recital opportunities and a subsidy for instrumental lessons.Find out more. Oriel1Intended to provide financial assistance with the cost of music lessons and is renewable in each case up to three years. In return, instrumental-award holders are required to give at least one recital per year in the Music Society’s concert series and to participate generally in the Music Society’s work. Some of these, such as the Groves Prizes, recognise lifelong contributions to the musical life of the UK, while the celebrate the music creators, arrangers and innovative new music projects that leisure-time music groups are involved with.

Pembroke1The college offers an annual Instrumental Scholarship of £300, open to all first and second-year undergraduates reading for any subject. The scholarship will be effective from Michaelmas term and available for one year and will be made on the basis of one twenty-minute recital or two pieces not exceeding 20 minutes in total. For an outstanding music video by an artist or group involved in a Youth Music-funded project. For an individual, collective or project that has made an outstanding commitment to local community and/or social justice issues. Music Award holders are expected to take a full part in the musical life of the University. Awards may be made to cover the full cost or part of the cost individual musical tuition.

St Hilda’s1+2The award is open to singers and instrumentalists but the latter may perform on only one instrument. In addition, the Scholar and two further Award holders will be able to reclaim up to £300 against the cost of music lessons. All levels of Arts Award include elements that support live performance. Arts Award helps to document children and young people’s journey to performance, while encouraging critique of others. The higher levels of Arts Award provide opportunities for young people to manage and promote their own performance events, or create their own music groups and ensembles. These performers demonstrated the duality of creating music and promoting social change.

These awards focussed on the impact of musical projects in their communities. The audience were invited to vote on the Live Performance Award, sponsored by Allianz Musical Insurance. Sarah Angel, Lavz and TEE all performed original songs created in the last year. Sarah Angel kicked off the performances with her song ‘You Do You’.

Youth Music is a national charity funded thanks to the National Lottery via Arts Council England, players of People’s Postcode Lottery and support from partners, fundraisers and donors. It’s often difficult to grasp what the future will look like, but we know it must be led and shaped by young people, with equity, diversity and inclusion at the forefront. Meet the winner’s of our Social Action Award sponsored by Hal Leonard Europe, a project we’ve invested in since 2011, thanks to funding from Arts Council via National Lottery. Sign up for exclusive newsletters, comment on stories, enter competitions and attend events.