Funding is available towards the cost of instrumental or vocal tuition through the Margaret Irene Seymour Music Awards.

Please note that award holders will be expected to play a full part in music-making in the college. This will include participating in college concerts and organising, in collaboration with the Somerville Music Society, an annual concert for all music award holders.


Enrolled undergraduates, whether reading Music or not, can apply for this funding. Students who are on suspension and visiting students are not eligible.

Award levels

Awards are normally £250. Applicants who already receive substantial college funding for their instrument or voice may be eligible for a titular award.

Selection process

Auditions for these awards will take place on Tuesday 7th November in the Chapel. If you would like to book an audition, please complete the online form by 12 noon on Monday 23rd October.


If you have any queries, please email the Scholarships and Funding Officer.