|The Agar Trust supports young people
(8-21) resident in rural Scotland who demonstrate exceptional musical
ability and potential and wish to further their musical education beyond
their local area.
While 90% of Scotland’s land mass is rural, a fifth of Scotland’s population lives there. There has, not surprisingly, been a concentration of services in the urban areas, but this brings challenges for young rurally-based people who wish to further their education or develop a career in music. Our award holders have to travel considerable distances to play with national orchestras, bands or choirs; or attend short courses, private tuition or auditions.
|Your help … has enabled me attend the following:
NYOS courses; National Youth Wind Ensemble of Scotland course; RCS
summer course for brass players; work experience with the RSNO. I
auditioned at the RCS and was delighted to be offered an unconditional
place for the next academic year. I am certain that without your
support I would not have been able to achieve this.
Antony, Fort William|
To see the award holders for the last year, and a map of where they
Dr Janet Macdonald reports: