West Malling Scholars 2022-2023

The Choral and Organ Scholarship programme

Although St Mary’s has been able to make a number of new appointments for Organ and Choral Scholars for the academic year 2023 – 2024, we are still hoping to find new Tenor for the current academic year.

In addition to the competitive remuneration of £1,352 for the year, each scholarship is awarded alongside a generous individual tuition fund which provides each scholar with an outstanding scheme of twelve vocal lessons delivered across the year by Dr James Meaders of Vox Anima London.

Testimonials from current or former scholars

“Singing as a choral scholar at St Mary’s Church in West Malling has been absolutely terrific. I genuinely feel encouraged to develop and excel in my singing and the choral direction has perfectly acclimatised to the ability levels of choir members and constructively challenged us to develop our musicality and performance.”

“I strongly believe that the Scholarship Programme at St Mary’s can benefit other young people in the future as it’s an encouraging learning environment that cherishes everyone’s talents, rewards and pushes your musical skills. They encourage you to be confident in your musical abilities and this subsequently brings out confidence within you and the choir. The Scholarship Programme has brought a new light on to the St Mary’s choir, gaining new members and a newfound tenacity. Us scholars have been made comfortable by the community and it has assisted us in helping to put St Mary’s church and choir on the map. I think that the Scholarship Programme is helping to encourage others in West Malling to come along to church and see what it’s about.”

Information for Tenor Scholar candidates

Candidates should apply by email to our Director of Music, Nicholas Castell. All the details are in the downloadable pack.

Please click here to download the Information Packs and find out how to apply.

Thank you for taking the time to read about this initiative. We hope you will consider making an application and look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, please direct them to Nicholas Castell. His details are all in the information pack.