Each year, The Clarsach Society offers a Scholarship Award to encourage promising players at any level who have limited resources, financial or otherwise.
The award will be a fixed sum (up to £300) for use towards the cost of tuition and accommodation at an approved course with a Scottish content, (e.g. Edinburgh International Harp Festival), for a course of private lessons, or instrument hire.
The deadline for entries is November 1st in the year of application.
How to Apply
1. Any member of The Clarsach Society, with the exception of Trustees, can apply:
- Unsuccessful applicants may re-apply in future years.
- Successful applicants may not re-apply.
2. The Scholarship is intended to benefit and encourage promising players at any level who have limited resources, financial or otherwise.
3. The award will be a sum fixed by The Society’s Music Committee (up to £300) for use towards the cost of tuition and accommodation at an approved course with a Scottish content (e.g. Edinburgh International Harp Festival), for a course of private lessons, or for instrument hire.
4. Applicants will be given consideration by The Society’s Music Committee and the Scholarship awarded to the candidate(s) considered most deserving. The Committee’s decision shall be final.
5. The applicant must upload an audio recording (MP3 or similar) of music played by the applicant on clarsach. This may be one piece or set of pieces relevant to the applicant’s ability, up to max of 5 minutes in length, and should include some Scottish content.
6. All entries must be submitted with:
- A completed application form (download below)
- An audio recording (MP3 or similar) of music played by the applicant on clarsach (see 5).
- A confidential recommendation written by a sponsor: being a recognised music teacher, who need not be a clarsach teacher but should be a teacher of music or performing musician able to comment on the applicant’s general musical ability.
7. Applications must be submitted by November 1st each year. The award may then be used during the following calendar year.
8. The successful applicant is required to submit a photograph and a short report on how the award was applied, to be published in The Society’s Annual Report and on its website.
9. Completed application forms, sponsor recommendations and audio files should be emailed privately to email@example.com by the 1st of November of the year of application.
10. If you have any queries or special requirements, contact the National Office via email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)131 554 0212.