Terry Holmes Composer and Performer Award

This will be awarded both to a postgraduate composer and performer to collaborate in the making of a new piece for both a soloist and ensemble.

  • Funding: £3,000
  • Academic year: 2024/25
  • Open to: International (including EU) and UK (home) students
  • Qualification level: Postgraduate research and Postgraduate taught
  • Number available: 1
Applications for 2024/25 are open until Monday 28 October 2024, 11.59pm GMT

While attention should be paid to practicalities, proposals will be welcomed which take an innovative approach to instrumentation. Instrumentation, in this case, may be understood to include voices and electronics as well as any available instrumental forces. The piece proposed may also make critical use of a pre-existing source should make use of at least one of our existing ensembles.

Applicants should outline their plan on a single side of A4 paper. The plan should be realistic and include relevant practical details. The successful applicants will be notified in late September. Successful applicants will be invited to enter into detailed discussion with representatives of the department ensembles, regarding a deadline for delivery of performance material and arrangements for rehearsal.


Open to International (including EU) and UK (home) students.

Open to students in the School of Arts and Creative Technologies.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a current postgraduate student at the University of York.

How to apply

Application deadline: Monday 28 October 2024, 11.59pm GMT

Plans should be submitted by email to Dr Martin Suckling at martin.suckling@york.ac.uk by Sunday 27 October 2023.

Contact details

Dr Martin Suckling