Norfolk Centre of Young Musicians is a division of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London

Bursaries & Scholarships

No child who is a resident in Norfolk will be denied access to NCYM on financial grounds, as bursaries are available for partial or full fees and to support travel costs.

Guildhall Young Artists Scheme

As NCYM is a division of the Guildhall School, the centre is supported by the Guildhall Young Artists (GYA) Scheme. Guildhall Young Artist bursaries are awarded by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama via the Norfolk Centre for Young Musicians. Fee bursaries are awarded on a means-tested basis.

These awards will be reviewed annually and subject to commitment and satisfactory progress. NCYM will also need to provide updates about Guildhall Young Artists to GSMD for tracking purposes.

The bursaries awarded may be either a full fee waiver (for households with a declared residual household income of less than £30,000) or a partial fee waiver (for households with a declared residual income of between £30,000 and £46,000).

The deadline for applications is 12 June 2020 for current students & 26 September 2020 for new studentsDownload the application form here.

Stanley is benefitting a great deal from NCYM, he continues to look forward to going every Saturday and he has rarely failed to attend. The GYA award is very important to him and to us. It is also good news that you expect awards are likely to continue into the future, let’s hope so, thanks again.- Parent

Leverhulme Arts Scholarships

Up to 5 Leverhulme Scholarships each year are presented to students who demonstrate exceptional ability. These are awarded by recommendation to Guildhall from the Head of Centre.

being part of NCYM has enabled me to develop my musicianship and technique, play in high standard chamber groups with like-minded musicians and overall, have fun! I have had many fantastic performance opportunities and NCYM has played a vital part in helping me get to music college – Eleanor Kershaw, Leverhulme Scholar 2018-19 now studying at the Welsh College of Music and Drama

City of Norwich School Bursaries

A limited number of discounted places are available for CNS students – information available by request.

For further enquiries please contact Juliet Rickard, NCYM Manager or click here to download the bursary criteria.


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