‚ÄčBursary funds

ESTA British Branch has set up two special funds in memory of gifted teachers who both contributed greatly to the formation and work of the British Branch of ESTA.

PLEASE NOTE only members of ESTA (UK) are eligible to apply for the Nannie Jamieson Nutshell Fund and the Joan Dickson Chamber Music Fund.

To find out more about ESTA (UK) membership go to: Benefits


JDCMF bursaree Conservatoire entry.
Several JDCMF bursarees have gone on to study at Conservatoires or to read music at University and have credited their acceptance partly to skills honed during the chamber music courses that JDCMF bursaries helped them to attend. 2017 was a bumper year with three students starting at Conservatoires and one gaining a Choral Scholarship to University. One student for each of the years 2014, 2015, 2016 gained places at Conservatoires. JDCMF bursaries are available to pupils of full members of ESTA (UK) to attend Chamber Music courses which they might not otherwise be able to attend. Pupils must be aged 17 or under. The Joan Dickson Chamber Music Fund would like to thank Thomastik-Infeld Vienna and Hidersine for their corporate sponsorship and also private individuals and trusts for their kind donations to the Fund.