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New Award Launched for Young Brass Players from Low-income Backgrounds

The teamArchie Future Talent Award for Young Brass Musicians

Music charity, Future Talent, have teamed up with charitable foundation, teamArchie to empower gifted young brass musicians from low-income backgrounds.

From now until April 17th, 2024, talented individuals aged 16 to 18 have a unique opportunity to apply for one of two annual teamArchie Awards. These awards not only offer a financial support of £2,000 per year to help with music-related expenses, but also a customised development programme. The successful applicants will also benefit from workshops, masterclasses, performance/recording opportunities, and personal mentoring from international trumpet soloist and teamArchie ambassador, Matilda Lloyd.

About the teamArchie Future Talent Award

The aim of this new award is to showcase the life-changing impact of music education. Future Talent are committed to nurturing the skills of talented musicians from under-privileged backgrounds. Together with teamArchie, they are striving to remove the obstacles young artists face through offering then a platform to flourish and, in turn, inspire others from similar backgrounds that are under-represented in the music world.

Speaking to It's Not a Trumpet, Future Talent CEO, Clare Cook said:

"The Future Talent team is honoured to work alongside teamArchie to create meaningful opportunities for talented young brass players. Through this new award, we aim to showcase the transformative power of music education and the lifelong benefits it brings.
We invite passionate young brass players to seize this opportunitity and apply for the teamArchie Future Talent Award for Brass, marking the beginning of a journey that could shape their musical future."


Full terms and conditions to apply for this award can be found on the Future Talent website (click here to visit). However, in a nutshell applicants must:

  • Be under the age of 18 on 1st September 2024

  • Have been a permanent resident of the UK for a minimum of 3 years

  • Provide evidence of a combined household income of under £35,000

This award is open to all brass instruments, including 'brass band' instruments - so, if you meet the criteria - make sure you submit your application before the 17th April deadline!

How to Apply

For any young brass musicians looking to take advantage of this opportunity, applications are now open. Interested candidates should apply via the Future Talent website (click here to visit) by 17th April 2024.

The inaugural award recipients will be announced in September 2024. This is more than an award - it is a doorway to a future of musical achievement and transformative personal development.

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