Making Music awards, bursaries and prizes
Making Music presents a number of awards, bursaries and prizes to individual musicians, groups and organisations in both the voluntary and professional sector.
Last modified on: 13/03/2014
Supporting outstanding talent and contribution
Some of these, such as the Award for Young Concert Artists or the Music for Alice bursary, are awarded to young musicians at the beginning of their careers. Others, such as the Groves Prizes, recognise lifelong contributions to the musical life of the UK whilst the British Composer Awards acknowledge a composer’s work within the amateur music sector.
We also partner with the Musicians Benevolent Fund and the St Martin's Chamber Music Competition to help promote a wide range of young, award winning artists to complement our discounted artist booking schemes.
Making Music does not offer any funding for students in full time education. However, there is a useful new resource called Student Cashpoint, which helps to signpost students to sources of funding.
We recognise volunteers who have given exceptional service to Making Music. Nominations are considered each May and announced annually at Making Music's Annual General Meeting.
British Composer Awards
The Making Music category of the annual British Composer Awards is presented to a composer of a new work for a voluntary, amateur or youth music group.
Here are answers to the most frequently posed questions by our members.