ALBERT COOPER MUSIC CHARITABLE TRUST
Registered Charity number 109476
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 a young person playing
the violin, viola, or cello
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 a recognised music
college/university in the U.K. We support students from 18-21
years of age. The charity can only accept applications from those in
full time study and holding a UK bank account. We pay all successful
applications their grant/award by bank transfer.
Applying for a grant.
Applicants should be aged
between 18 – 21 and studying full time with a recognised
The Trust requires the following information from all
applicants who wish to be considered for a grant:
||Personal summary of why you should be
given a grant.
||Names and addresses of 2 referees
or a copy of references.
[The referee can email direct using the email address
below if they wish]
||Copies of any acceptance letters from
colleges/universities and any awards received.
||A YouTube video should be at least
20 minutes in duration, showcasing 2 or more pieces.
||All successful applicants will be
required to attend an audition.
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. 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 are unable to supply
We are looking for applicants with a high level of achievement but
also an equal degree of potential, in their future studies and
Auditions will be about 30 minutes in duration followed by a
10 minute informal interview.
For further information
please contact Celia by email at
The Laurels, Sunnybox Lane,
Sussex, BN18 0LX
Tel. 01243 814411