St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL
Music Scholarship Programme 2022-23
Rooted in God’s earth, we envision a just society and a creative, open-hearted church
Singing & Instrumental Scholarships
St James’s Church is offering places for 4 singing scholars (2 Sopranos, 1 Alto, 1 Tenor) and 2 instrumental scholars for the academic year October 2022-July 2023. These scholarships may be of particular interest to students.
Singing Scholars: 4 scholarships each worth £2500 pa
Specifically we require 2 Sopranos, 1 Alto and 1 Tenor.
Candidates should show ease and competence in singing traditional liturgical choral music and leading the singing of hymns and psalms.
Should be good sight-readers and be able to hold a vocal line alone.
Commitment will include rehearsing for and singing at services throughout the year with opportunities for singing solos and concerts.
Instrumental Scholars: 2 scholarships each worth £1250 pa
All instruments will be considered, including organ.
Candidates should be open to and experienced in playing a wide range of music.
Should be good sight-readers.
Commitment will include rehearsing for and playing at services throughout the year with opportunities for playing solos and concerts.
It is important that we are representative of people and communities across society. We actively welcome applications from people who are currently underrepresented in our community including people with global majority heritage, people with lived experience of poverty and people who identify as LGBTQ+.
Candidates do not have to identify as Christian or belong to a religious faith, however we are looking for candidates who connect with St James’s ethos and values.
For application process and further details regarding the scholarships refer to www.sjp.org.uk/music-scholarships
Closing date for applications 9am on Friday 2nd September 2022 with auditions being held in person at St James’s Church, Piccadilly in the mornings of Thursday 8th September and Saturday 10th September 2022.