Fund is drummed up

The Music Sound Foundation (MSF), an independent charity dedicated to the improvement of music education and the biggest sponsor of specialist performing arts schools, has added Drumtech, the London-based percussion school, to its bursary scheme. The foundation, called "a charitable angel" by conductor Sir Simon Rattle, granted annual bursaries of pound;5,000 each to five colleges including the Birmingham Conservatoire and the Institute of Popular Music, Liverpool University, in 1999. MSF is a legacy of EMI Records' 1997 centenary celebrations and since its launch in 1998 it has made awards in excess of pound;1.5m. Donations also go to schools, music teachers and to help young musicians buy instruments.


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