McDowell Family Award

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Mary (Minnie) McDowell

The McDowell Family Award is a prize generously donated by Elizabeth McDowell in memory of her grandmother, father and uncle; celebrated musicians who performed and recorded across Northern Ireland, Cardiff and the Westcountry and who so inspired her and her twin brother in their own musical endeavours.

The substantial award will cover full fees and travel for a young singer and/or pianist, educated in a UK state school, to attend the course each year.

Please send a bursary letter with your application form, explaining your circumstances and why you would be a suitable candidate for this award, by the advanced application deadline of Fri 12th May 2023.

Previous recipients of the prize:

2022 Oliver Joseph

2021 Theo Perry (attended in 2022 due to pandemic cancellation)

2020 Leah Redmond (attended in 2022 due to pandemic cancellation)

2019 Edward Jowle

Left to right; Oliver Joseph, Theo Perry & Leah Redmond

Elizabeth McDowell & Edward Jowle