The Staf Gebruers Memorial Prize In Music

At a glance

  • Value: €3,000
  • You must be a current UCC Student to be eligible for this prize
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The annual prize, sponsored by Tom and Ann Jago, is in honour of Staf Gebruers (1902-70). From 1924, Staf Gebruers was carillonneur, organist and choirmaster of St Colman's Cathedral in Cobh and for almost fifty years played a major role in the musical life of his adoptive town and country.


Eligibility to apply 

The prize is open to applications from final-year undergraduate students at UCC who are taking Music as a major subject: i.e. applicants must currently be registered in Fourth Music, or Third Arts-Music (Joint, Major or Single Hons), or Third Arts Drama and Theatre Studies where Music is a Joint Hons subject.

  • The value of the award is €3,000.
  • The purpose of the award is to support financially the awardee's musical studies at postgraduate level in the next academic year. There is no restriction on the field of studies: this award is open to those wishing to pursue postgraduate studies, whether at UCC or elsewhere, in music scholarship or music composition or music performance.
  • Applicants are therefore expected to describe in detail their plans for postgraduate study in the coming year, and to describe how the receipt of this award will be beneficial to those plans. Applicants who have not yet achieved a place on a postgraduate programme in Music for the coming year, should instead describe their aspirations for postgraduate study and the applications that they are in the process of making.
  • The deadline for applications is 20th June.
  • Application Forms are available via the Music Department and must be submitted to the office of the Department of Music or sent by email direct to the Head of the Department of Music.
  • The award will be made on a competitive basis, taking into account (a) the quality and viability of the application (which may include an interview too); and (b) the applicant's UCC degree result in the current year (as determined in the Summer Examinations). The winner of the award will be announced in early July when those results are ratified.



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