Mayor of Hackney announces schools music prize

Budding musicians can get a helping hand courtesy of the Mayor of Hackney’s Music Award.

Working with Hackney Learning Trust’s Music Service, Mayor of Hackney Jules Pipe has established a fund to help local young musicians, and is now welcoming applications for the first set of awards in the autumn school term.  

The awards are open to local schools' music departments. The three award categories are: 

  •  Pupil Award of up to £1,000 – for achievement in instrumental learning (nominated by their school; one award for a primary school pupil, one for secondary)
  •  Instrumental Ensemble Award of up to £5,000 - to support instrumental ensemble development in schools (one award for a primary school, one for secondary)
  • Excellence in Music Education Award of up to £3,000 – to recognise excellence in primary and secondary music practice (awarded to a school)
Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney
I’m delighted to announce the inaugural Mayor’s Music Award, which will provide financial assistance and recognition to some of Hackney’s brightest musical talent. As the concerts and performances arranged by our music service repeatedly show, Hackney is home to some incredible young musicians, so it’s exciting to be able to formally acknowledge them and help them to further develop their talents.
Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney

For more information or an application form email musicservice@learningtrust.co.uk. Applications must be received by 20 September.

Winners will be announced at the Hackney Music Gala at the Hackney Empire on 7 November.