Guildhall School Of Music & Drama
GUILDHALL MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS
This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and will be for two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a Guildhall Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
The following Information has been provided by the Guildhall School of Music & Drama:
The Guildhall School of Music first opened its doors on September 27 1880, housed in a disused warehouse in the City of London. Supported by the City of London from the start, with 62 part-time students, it was the first municipal music college in Great Britain. Initially all tuition was on a part-time basis, but full-time courses were introduced by public request in 1920 and Departments of Speech, Voice and Acting were added by 1935. At that time, '& Drama' was added to the School's title. The School moved to its present premises in the heart of the City of London's Barbican estate in 1977 and continues to be owned, funded and administered by the Corporation of London.
Today, the Guildhall School currently numbers over 900 students, approximately 750 of whom are undergraduate and postgraduate music students, and 150 are studying on the acting, stage management and technical theatre courses. Also In any year approximately 40% of the students are from outside the UK and typically represent over 40 nationalities.
Some of the School's alumni include Dame Eileen Aitkins, Neil Austen, Max Beesley, Honor Blackman, Claire Bloom, Orlando Bloom, Susan Chilcott, Daniel Craig, Judy Craymer, Dido, Joseph Fiennes, Sir James Galway, Dave Holland, Sarah Lancashire, Paul Lewis, Tasmin Little, Sir George Martin, Alistair McGowan, Ewan McGregor, Julia McKenzie, Marian McPartland, Omar, Anne Sofie von Otter, Rachel Podger, Rebecca de Pont Davies, Jacqueline du Pré, William Primrose, Patricia Rozario, Clive Rowe, Simon Russell Beale, Bryn Terfel, Marcia Warren, and Janice Watson.
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Winners of the Guildhall Marshall Scholarship
US University: Indiana University
E. Sherry, from New Orleans, Louisiana, studies violin with Mark Kaplan
at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. A Wells Scholar and a
member of IU's 2007-08 Kuttner String Quartet, she recently produced a
Hurricane Katrina anniversary benefit concert for New Orleans' arts
organizations and is active in planning extracurricular programs for
the Hutton Honors College. She has performed as a soloist with
orchestras in Louisiana and Texas and participated in music festivals
around the world. As a Marshall Scholar, she will study at the
Guildhall School of Music & Drama with violinist David Takeno.
Jessica Wei Zhu
US University: University of Houston
Jessica Zhu, from Houston, Texas, studies at the University of Houston
as an undergraduate student of Nancy Weems. Jessica made her debut with
the Houston Symphony at age 19 and soloed with many orchestras
throughout Texas. In addition to her recital debut at Houston's Hobby
Center for the Performing Arts, she has given guest recitals for many
organizations, including Missouri State University and Wichita Falls
Symphony League. As the national winner of the Steinway Young Artist
Piano Competition of the 2008 Music Teachers National Association
competitions, Jessica received a Steinway & Sons grand piano.
Committed to fostering a stronger arts community, she performs for a
terminally ill patient and educates young students. As a Marshall
Scholar, Jessica will pursue her graduate studies at the Guildhall
School of Music and Drama.
Jessica Zhu, pianist, studies at the University of Houston with Nancy
Weems and will work with Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music
and Drama. Jessica made her debut with the Houston Symphony at age 19
and soloed with many orchestras throughout Texas. A frequent
recitalist, she made her recital debut at Houston's Hobby Center for
the Performing Arts in 2006. As the national winner of 2008 Music
Teachers National Association Young Artist Piano Competition, Jessica
received a Steinway & Sons grand piano. Committed to fostering a
stronger arts community, she performs for ill patients and educates