A programme for exceptional musicians facing financial barriers, to support their postgraduate study at the world’s leading conservatoires.

The LSO Conservatoire Scholarships programme is a ground-breaking initiative that aims to ensure that musicians from all backgrounds have access to conservatoire training and reduce barriers to entering the profession.

Such barriers include high tuition and maintenance costs. These Scholarships of £15,000 per academic year will allow recipients to focus fully on their studies during a critical time in their education, whilst benefiting from additional support and mentoring from the LSO’s own renowned musicians.

Applications for 2023 entry will open from September 2022

Our Musical Theatre degree is designed to prepare performers for a sustainable career in the fast-paced Musical Theatre industry. Through studio practise and professional training, you will develop as an authentic, multi-faceted performing artists, undertaking high level acting, dance and singing training within the unique environment of a leading European music conservatoire.

Taught in small groups for your practical work and training, you will hone your skills through tuition in singing, acting, movement/mime/physical theatre and voice. Dance training will involve classes in ballet, tap and jazz, inclusive of the varying jazz styles (street, commercial, lyrical and contemporary) found in the modern industry.

You will work with practitioners from Leeds Playhouse, professional directors and expert Musical Theatre educators who will train you to the highest standard. In your third year, you will work toward full scale Musical Theatre performances, including an industry showcase where casting agents and industry insiders will be invited to watch you perform.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship will be awarded by the Conservatoire as part of the audition/selection process on the combined basis of merit and financial need. The Scholarship will cover course fees only and will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Please note that applications made directly to The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will not be considered.

The aim of our scholarship fund is to amplify diversity, equality and inclusion in the performance and production industries by helping young creatives from low socio-economic backgrounds access the training and the people they need to help them achieve their dreams. We believe people should be able to train regardless of their background and economic circumstance. Successful applicants will benefit from ALL of our membership perks.

ArtsEd provides the definitive triple threat musical theatre training, enabling students to become confident, creative and committed performers accomplished in each of the three core disciplines of dance, singing and acting. Students are trained in all three disciplines throughout their three years at ArtsEd.

DANCE

teaching features intensive training in the core dance disciplines required by today’s industry: jazz, ballet and tap (supported by weekly classes in pas de deux) and in the first year, contemporary.

SINGING

Students singing is developed in weekly one-to-one technique and repertoire tuition, whilst group sessions prepare them for ensemble work.

ACTING

Teaching encompasses a wide range of styles and techniques, developing students’ confidence in performance and an understanding of the practices behind a well-supported and expressive voice.

PERFORMANCE

Throughout the first and second year, students have the opportunity to apply two or more of the core disciplines in performance in regular ACTING, SINGING and DANCE Projects as well as Acting through Song, Lift Off and short song and dance presentations.

In their final year, each student performs in public productions of two FULL SCALE MUSICALS in either the studio theatre or our state-of-the-art Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre. The performance season culminates in a SHOWCASE production for an invited audience of industry figures including casting directors, agents, producers, directors and choreographers.

A final term of PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE WORKSHOPS provides the opportunity to work on new musicals with professional creative teams, and to gain a wide range of additional performance skills. During their graduating year, ArtsEd actively promotes each student to the industry, providing a range of opportunities for students to demonstrate the skills they have developed during their training. In addition to public productions, opportunities include ArtsEd exclusive AUDITIONS for major casting directors and creatives, which frequently lead to students’ first professional work immediately after graduating. ArtsEd graduates can be seen in musicals across the West End and UK in major producing houses and touring productions. Seven of our 2018 graduates are making their professional debut in the West End production of Les Miserables including Amara Okereke and Toby Miles, as Cosette and Marius.

Please note that applications made directly to The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will not be considered.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship will be awarded by the Conservatoire as part of the audition/selection process on the combined basis of merit and financial need. The Scholarship will cover course fees only and will be reviewed on an annual basis.

The BA Musical Theatre programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland offers practical, high level vocational education for exceptionally talented students who are dedicated to becoming highly skilled and employable professional artists. We are unique because we offer a quadruple-threat, conservatoire-level tuition in acting, singing, dance and music.

The Conservatoire offers an extraordinary combination of world class facilities, professional connections, and opportunities for collaboration, at a level and intensity that’s not available elsewhere. Class sizes are small so every student is nurtured and advanced through individual teaching and mentoring.

Students will spend time working with directors and writers on new musical theatre, as well as traditional and contemporary productions and are given as many opportunities as possible to

This is a very special opportunity to obtain an outstanding, relevant and practical Musical Theatre training for those who wish to make Musical Theatre their chosen career.

Please note that applications made directly to The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will not be considered.

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