Eric Thompson Trust Annual Award

What does the award offer?

The Trustees will consider a wide range of projects including ones related to study, performance, recording, research and composition. It is intended to attract a high standard of applications from candidates such as organ students who aspire to study at a Conservatoire, academics, composers or performers.

Who is it open to?

Musicians who are passionate about taking on a major project relating to the organ, including candidates in full or part-time study, and those who have recently embarked on their professional career.

When is the next closing date?

30 April, annually.

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