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tuckwell2The Barry Tuckwell Award was established in 1997 to honor the IHS Founding President and is designed to encourage and support worthy horn students as they pursue education and performance opportunities by attending and participating in masterclasses and workshops throughout the world. Application deadline January 26, 2024.

Award: One award of up to $500 will be used to help pay the registration, room and board, and travel costs to attend any master class, workshop or symposium in which the applicant will study with master hornists and perform. The winner will also receive a one-year IHS membership.

Age Requirements: Applicants must be age 18-24 on January 26, 2024.

Application Requirements: Applications must be submitted to the IHS Executive Director. A complete application must include:

  1. A completed Tuckwell Award application form (you must be logged in to submit the online application), including an essay describing your musical training and background and why you want to attend and/or participate in your specific workshop of interest.
  2. A recording of the applicant playing one etude, and one movement of a concerto or sonata (accompaniment optional) or an unaccompanied piece.
  3. One letter of recommendation, which includes an assessment of your financial need.

Judging: Applications will be judged on a combination of ability, character, motivation, goals, financial need, and opportunities available at the selected venue.

Deadlines: Completed applications must be received by the IHS Executive Secretary no later than January 26, 2024.

This award is payable directly to the symposium or master class artist, or to the winner upon submission of receipts for expenses.