Grant from The Leverhulme Trust gives more students chance to study at Chetham’s School of Music

A grant from The Leverhulme Trust – totalling almost a quarter of a million pounds – will create remarkable opportunities for talented young musicians, aged 8-18, to study with us at Chetham’s School of Music, in Manchester.  

Chetham’s is the UK’s leading specialist music school and educates around 300 musically gifted students from around the UK and overseas every year. 

Chetham’s mission is to nurture young musicians regardless of background or financial situation. The school supports 90% of all students through its bursary scheme thanks to funding from the Government’s Music & Dance Scheme and the generous support of donors.  

The new Leverhulme Arts Scholarships at Chetham’s School of Music will run from 2022-2025.  

Hanaa Skalli, Director of Development at Chetham’s School of Music, said: “This grant will enable even more students to study with us from 2022, many of whom might not otherwise have been able to. We’re so grateful to the Leverhulme Trust for their support. 

“A place at Chetham’s School of Music is a truly life-changing experience for students. Thanks to the Leverhulme Trust we can break down the barriers that prevent gifted young musicians from accessing a world-class education and reaching their full potential.” 

Students at Chetham’s enjoy a well-rounded music and academic education with one-to-one tuition from renowned musicians and incredible performance opportunities at world-class concert venues including The Stoller Hall. The school offers boarding accommodation as well as welcoming day students who live in the local area.  

Earlier this month more than 300 students performed at Bridgewater Hall in four concerts given as part of Chetham’s end of year celebrations. The massed choir and three orchestras were the first youth music ensembles in the UK to perform to a live audience for more than a year.  

To find out more about bursary funded places at Chetham’s, visit our admissions page. 



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