Call to music-makers

Musicians aged five to 18 are invited to apply to Awards for Young Musicians (formerly the Musicas fund) to follow in the footsteps of 12-year-old Jennifer Pike, BBC Young Musician of the Year, and a previous award-winner. Awards from pound;100 to pound;2,000 can help a musically-gifted youngster with the cost of tuition, buying an instrument or attendance at special courses or summer schools. Performers need to demonstrate their intention for specialised study; be resident and studying in the UK; and show a need for external funding. Send a self-addressed envelope to PO Box 2097, Wickford, SS12 0ZQ, or apply online at: www.a-y-m.org.uk The closing date is January 31, 2003.

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