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 up to 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:
Rated No. 1 specialist institution in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2013 and 2014, the Guildhall School is one of the world's leading conservatoires and drama schools.Founded in 1880 and situated in the heart of the City of London, the School moved to its present premises in the Barbican in 1977 solidifying a unique link with both Europe's largest arts and conference centre, the Barbican Centre, and the world-class London Symphony Orchestra. Students experience working in a professional context to professional standards with an exemplary pool of outstanding artists who work with us as directors, conductors, coaches and tutors. The School's graduates consistently succeed at the highest levels of their chosen profession.
The School currently numbers almost 900 students on its roll call, approximately 700 of whom are undergraduate and postgraduate music students and 175 on the Acting and Technical Theatre programmes. In any given year, about 40% of the students are from outside the UK, typically representing over 50 nationalities.
The most significant investment in the Guildhall School for 36 years was recently unveiled: the £90 million redevelopment of the neighbouring Milton Court site. The new building houses three new performance spaces: a concert hall (608 seats), a theatre (223 seats) and a studio theatre (up to 128 seats) in addition to high quality drama teaching and administration spaces. Following the opening of Milton Court in September 2013, the Guildhall's facilities at long last match the outstanding quality of its training and the success of its graduates.
Some of the School's alumni include Dame Eileen Atkins, Neil Austin, 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 Pre, William Primrose, Patricia Rozario, Clive Rowe, Simon Russell Beale, Bryn Terfel, Marcia Warren, and Janice Watson.
For further information about the Guildhall School, please go to: www.gsmd.ac.uk
US University: Indiana University
Elizabeth Ogonek, a New York City native, holds a BM in composition from Indiana University and will receive her MM from the University of Southern California in May 2012. She currently studies with Stephen Hartke. She has been commissioned by the Brillaner Duo, the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, Alma Maria Liebrecht and the Deviant Septet. Her music has been performed by the IU Concert Orchestra, the Wellesley Sinfonietta, Dinosaur Annex, the Brillaner Duo, members of eighth blackbird and the Britten-Pears Ensemble. Her new chamber orchestra piece will be premiered in the 2012 Aldeburgh Festival. Elizabeth is a 2009 Beinecke Scholar.
US University: University of Pennsylvania
Jessica Wei Zhu
US University: University of Houston
Pianist 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 young students.
US University: Indiana University
Jenna 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.