ALBERT COOPER MUSIC CHARITABLE TRUST
Registered Charity number 1094767
The Albert Cooper Music
Charitable Trust was founded in 2002.
Our founder member, Albert William Cooper (1913-2007) left a legacy
in his Will to the Charity to benefit young persons “who play an
instrument with the bow”, i.e. violin, viola, cello and double bass.
The Charity provides funds for tuition; help towards the purchase of
an instrument; some living expenses incurred whilst in full time or
postgraduate education/studies at college/university.
We support students up to about 30 years of age.
Audition - Tuesday 27th March 2018 [to be confirmed]
are now accepting applications for auditions in 2018, which
must be in by 30th November 2017. Please note
applications received after the deadline 30th November 2017
will not be considered for 2018 auditions.
Applications will only
be considered when we have received all your information as laid out
in “Applying for a grant”
Applying for a grant.
Applicants who have reached Grade 8 or above; college diploma
standard or higher are invited to apply at any time during the year.
requires the following information from all applicants who wish to
be considered for a grant:
Applications will only be considered when we have
received the following information either by post or email.
||Personal summary of why you should be
given a grant or if the applicant is a child a letter from
||CV if appropriate.
||Names and addresses of 2 referees or
a copy of a reference.
||Copies of any acceptance letters from
colleges/universities and any awards received.
||All successful applicants will be
required to attend an audition.
We hold auditions once
a year in the spring to coincide with the Easter school holidays.
The trustees would like all applicants to bring two contrasting
pieces of their own choice, with or without accompaniment. We would
like all applicants to feel free in their choice to show us why they
deserve support from the Trust, so it is important to choose music
that gives us a chance to evaluate your musical skills, both in
terms of technique but equally if not more important, musicianship.
So the word 'contrasting' is yours to interpret, we are not
expecting fast/slow; baroque/romantic; it is up to you. We try to
make the auditions as informal as possible, to give every applicant
a chance to perform to the best of their ability.
(Please Note: we do not have access to any accompanists)
We are looking for applicants with a high level of achievement but
also an equal degree of potential, in their future studies and
The auditions take about 20 minutes; 10 minutes playing followed
by an informal interview.
For further information please contact Celia Willitt (preferably by
or by post to the address
below [enclosing a SAE please if requesting information by post]
NOTE: 2019 AUDITIONS - deadline for application - 30th November 2018
The Laurels, Sunnybox Lane,
Slindon Common, Arundel, West
Sussex, BN18 0LX
Tel. 01243 814411