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Oldham Council Music Awards
Two awards for students to develop their musical skills, either within the borough of Oldham or at full time Music Conservatories or other full time higher education establishments.
You can only apply for the Tuition & Instrument Award or The Higher Education Award.

1.Tuition and Instruments Award
To meet the cost of musical instruments and/or tuition required for further or specialist study.
Criteria:
• Aged 11 to 21 years
• Living within Oldham borough
• Showing exceptional ability in music e.g. outstanding exam success, acceptance by a national youth music group

2. Higher Education Award
A monetary prize or prizes for students taking up places to study music at universities or other institutes of full-time higher education.
Criteria:
• Living within Oldham borough
• Acceptance by or full-time attendance at a recognised music department of a university for a specialised course of study
• Acceptance by or full-time attendance at a regional music conservatoire
• Acceptance by or full-time attendance at any other institute of further education











BBC Performing Arts Fund
The BBC Performing Arts Fund helps aspiring music-makers and performers looking for a way to get ahead.

Future Talent
Future Talent nurtures musically talented young people.
Future Talent can help with placing specialists in schools, and providing individual sponsorship.
Oldham Music Centre students should submit their applications via the Music Centre.

Gerald Pritchett Memorial Prize
Presented to Music Centre students who have shown loyalty to the Music Centre over a number of years and contributed to its musical life.
This prize is donated by Mrs Joan Pritchett in memory of her husband who was Director of Education for Oldham from 1967-77. It is presented each year in Showcase Week.

Lyceum Award
For students achieving the highest marks in either Grades VI, VII or VIII of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music examinations.
This award is presented annually by the Trustees of the Lyceum School of Music.

MUSIC SUPPLIERS
Instruments
Alan Gregory
• Phone: 0161 224 8915
Band Supplies
• Phone: 0113 245 3097
Forsyths
• Phone: 0161 834 3281
John Packer Ltd
• Phone: 0182 328 2386
Normans
• Phone: 0800 0281 415
Read, Franklin & Heywood
• Phone: 0161 764 4624

Music and booksForsyths
• Phone: 0161 834 3281
June Emerson
• Phone: 0143 978 8324

Insurance
Students who borrow Music Centre instruments must arrange insurance cover at the cost of the student, parent or carer.

Allianz Musical Insurance
• Phone: 0870 240 0303
Brass Band Insurance Services
• Phone: 0208 759 0825
E & L Insurance Services
Only for students aged 12 years and older.
• Phone: 0844 980 9565
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