Music Grants

Music Grants for Students in Ipswich

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The promotion of musical appreciation was from the start of an important Foundation objective, and this has continued to be the case. Support for performance has been reflected in help given to local orchestral groups eg. the Suffolk Youth Orchestra, the Suffolk Youth Jazz Orchestra, the Ipswich Caribbean Association for a youth steel band. Support has also been given over the years to the annual series of Ipswich Civic Concerts and to a ‘Music for Youth’ project run annually by and from Ipswich School, aimed at introducing younger Ipswich children to music by way of illustrated performances and talks by professional musicians. A major contribution, as the budget above suggests, has always been the funding of the purchase of musical instruments to be available to the children and young people in the schools of the town. Additional to this is the help given to the purchase of instruments for individuals.

Help granted

  • for tuition – French horn, tuba, saxophone, piano, organ, violin, viola, and for composition
  • for purchase of instruments by individuals – table, baritone saxophone, violin, cello
  • for expenses of going on tours – to Venice with the Suffolk Youth Strings, on a summer tour with the Suffolk Youth Orchestra, with Suffolk Youth Windband tours to Germany and to Italy; also attendance at Windband workshops, and a visit by a student composer to Munich
  • for attendance at a composition course given by the Britten-Pears School at Snape Maltings

(the Governors must have been greatly pleased when the gifted young composer so helped had works performed at a number of prestigious venues, and was reported in 1995 as having been named the BBC Young Composer of the Year)