Association Of British Choral Directors

Third OUP Andrew Potter Bursary awarded

This year's abcd Annual Convention saw the award of the third Oxford University Press Andrew Potter Bursary. The bursary was set up in memory of founder member and former Chair Andrew Potter, who was Head of the Music Department at OUP from 1983 to 2004, as well as Chair of the Performing Rights Society, and Making Music. It offers support to an emerging young conductor to attend Convention and benefit from a variety of training opportunities surrounding it.

This year's recipient was Claire Hughes, who said: "I was incredibly grateful to receive the OUP Andrew Potter Bursary this year, as it really opened doors for me in terms of participating fully at the convention. Following two years of study in the USA and six months of charity work in India, it was the best welcome back into the UK choral community that I could possibly ask for. I was able to engage in both the pre-convention conducting course with Amy Bebbington and Susan Hollingworth, and the Young Conductor's course with Lucy Griffiths. On top of this, I met new friends as well as reconnecting with old ones, and I thoroughly enjoyed all of the performances, sessions and discussions. Thank you very much for this wonderful opportunity!"

Posted: Wed 28th November 2018

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