In 2009 we launched our Fresher Scholarship scheme. This offers one fresher each year the opportunity to have music lessons throughout their first three years at medical school. All we ask in return is for dedication to the society! This is funded by our Friends of Music Society scheme.

Key points on the scholarship

  • The scholarship is open only to first year medical students, both from the undergraduate and graduate entry scheme, and is awarded for musical excellence and dedication to the society.
  • It covers the cost of music lessons for three years (up to £250 per year), that you can break up any way you like. We can help you with contacts for teachers if needed.
  • To be eligible, you must be a member of the society (i.e. paid your subs) and be a regular member of an ensemble of the society (any of choir, chamber choir, orchestra, jazz band or bands).
  • You can audition on any instrument or voice.
  • You cannot already hold another Imperial College music scholarship e.g. Ash or Exhibition scholarship.

Auditions take place in the Spring term of the academic year and involve playing a 10 minute programme, consisting of two contrasting pieces, and a short interview. They take place during one afternoon in the Blyth Centre in South Kensington.

Applications for this year’s scholarship close on the 2nd May. Auditions will be held on the 26th May. If you have any questions, or would like to sign up to audition, please get in touch with our Chair, Hafsa.

Previous scholarship winners

2009 – Ed Jones (violin)

2010 – Geraint Herbert (piano)

2011 – Elaine Wong (piano)

2012 – Greshan Rasiah (voice)

2013 – Wakana Yasuda (voice)

2014 – Joseph Derry (saxophone)

2015 – Emily Ching (piano)

2016 – Matilda Woodhill (cello)

2017 – Akash Srinivasan (violin)

2018 – Michael Fu (violin)

2019 – Kian Parsapour Moghadam (French Horn)

2020 – Joshua Han (voice)



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