Posted on 17 March 2006
The Music Department at the University of York is launching two major new scholarship schemes for postgraduate students.
A generous benefaction by the Sir Jack Lyons Trust has led to a range of new annual postgraduate scholarships, including one fully-funded PhD scholarship and four masters scholarships.
The Sir Jack Lyons Research Scholarship, a permanent endowed award offering support for future postgraduate students, will be awarded to a PhD applicant for research in any area of music supported by the Department. Full fees and maintenance for a full-time home, EU or overseas student are provided by the scholarship.
Applicants will have to demonstrate how their research contributes to harmony and understanding between nations. The award will be made by a selection panel, comprising University staff and a well known member of the musical profession.
These scholarships will further raise the profile of research in Music at York
Professor Roger Marsh
The four new Roslyn Lyons Masters Scholarships will provide full fees for two home and two overseas full-time students. These scholarships can be applied to any of the Music Department's MA courses (Composition, Jazz and Improvised Music, Performance, Vocal Studies, Conducting, Musicology, Contemporary Studies, Ethnomusicology, Musical Analysis, Community Music) or to the Masters by Research in Music Technology.
Professor Roger Marsh, Head of the Department of Music said: "These scholarships will further raise the profile of research in Music at York. We are especially pleased to be able to direct some of the scholarships towards overseas students, who find it particularly difficult to raise the necessary funding to allow them to take advantage of the specialised research facilities in the Music Department."
"These scholarships will help the Department to maintain and enhance its position as one of the leading centres of its kind in the world. We are very grateful to the Lyons family for their continued interest in the success of the University."