Choral Scholarships and Bursaries

In recognition of the stature of the choir and its central place in the life of the college, Univ elects a number of Choral Scholars each year. There are two opportunities to apply: first applicants may apply for choral scholarships before they apply for a place at the College - further details of this process (which takes place in the September prior to the admissions process in December) are available here.

Second, all students at Univ have an opportunity to apply for choral scholarships once they have already taken up their place; this process takes place in Hilary (spring) Term each year.

Choral scholarships are awarded to Sopranos, Altos (male and female), Tenors and Basses, but there is no strict quota for any one part. Choral Scholars are able to read any subject offered by the College. They are each awarded an annual scholarship of £150 and are permitted to wear a Scholar's Gown. It is expected that Choral Scholars will take a central role in the life of the choir, and that they will also be active in the wider musical life of the college.

Choral Bursaries are awarded to non-members of Univ who are already volunteers in the choir. They are also worth £150 per annum and are intended to reward members of the choir from other colleges who have shown continuing commitment. Choral Bursars enjoy the same privileges as Choral Scholars.

Biographies

 

Rose Lynch

I am a third year Law student at Univ. Before coming to Oxford, I sang in St Anne’s Cathedral Choir, Belfast and was a member of the Ulster Youth Choir. As well as being a choral scholar, I am the Women’s Representative in the college JCR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Izzy Rose

I am currently a 3rd Year Music student at Univ. Alongside my vocal and academic studies, I am involved in a variety of musical activities both within College and as part of the wider University. I was the 2015/16 President of the University College Music Society and a member of Schola Cantorum of Oxford alongside my commitment to Univ Chapel Choir. I am currently the recipient of the 2016/17 Mendl Schrama Prize for Solo Singing.

 

 

 

 

Joseph Crossley

I am currently in my second year at Univ reading Ancient and Modern History, having come up from Pate's in Cheltenham in 2015. I enjoy politics and am on the International Relations Society committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Forte

My name is Michael and I am a 3rd year PPEist. Before coming up to Univ the extent of my choral experience was my school choir back home in France, so I jumped at the opportunity to sing with the chapel choir (I sing bass), becoming a choral scholar in Hilary Term of my second year. Outside of choir I have been active in other aspects of college’s cultural life, serving as treasurer of the Music Society and chair of the JCR’s Arts Committee, organising our annual Arts Week.