The 2015 Annual Young Musician Award applications process is now open.

If you are aged between five and seventeen you can apply for the chance to receive awards of between £200 and £2,000, in total up to £100,000 per year. in 2014 Awards were given to 125 young musicians, some of whom have been helped over several years, assisting with all the major costs of a young musician’s training, such as extra tuition, buying an instrument, travel and specialist courses.

Key Criteria:

The AYM supports instrumentalists making music in any genre. Their key criteria:

  • Financial need (all applications are means-tested)
  • Exceptional musical talent and potential

Awards can help with costs including:

  • Buying or hiring a musical instrument
  • Music lessons
  • Weekend music schools
  • Music courses
  • Orchestra fees
  • Travel

Applicants will need to:

  • Show evidence of financial need
  • Have ideally achieved a distinction in your last music exam – or, if you haven’t taken exams, show evidence of this level of ability
  • Be recommended by your music teacher and an organisation, orchestra or group where you play or practise.

Submission Guidelines:

Do read the 2015 guidance notes which can be downloaded from the website along with a guide to the Awards process. This year the Application Form is in a different ‘format’ and can be downloaded from the AYM website also.

  • In order to complete the form you will need the Adobe PDF Reader which is a free computer program that can be downloaded from Adobe.
  • You will also need to send: Three references from your: Music Teacher / Head Teacher / Recommending organisation.

For further information / To apply go to: http://www.a-y-m.org/how-we-help/awards/