The Nigeria Philharmonics Company has instituted an annual award, The Kingsley Inuope Idegun Memorial Award. This grant is to provide, some financial assistance to Countertenors in Nigeria and subsequently West Africa, who are working to further their career and performance. The Kingsley Inuope Idegun Memorial award 2019/2020 will award three Countertenor a token grant, to help the recipients with expenses as it relates to career development.
This grant shall be awarded annually. The number of grants and their amount may vary from year to year.
PRIZES for 2019/2020
First prize: N35, 000
Second prize: N17, 500
Third prize: N10, 000
Handel prize: N5, 000
Audience Prize: N5, 000
The winners are also required to perform in at least one concert to be organized by the Nigerian Philharmonics Company in 2020.
Those wishing to apply for 2019/2020 grant are invited to email the Philharmonics Company/Nigerian Philharmonics Company
• A cover letter of not more than 500 words to introduce themselves, provide a clear and concise statement of goals of their career as a Countertenor and how the grant given to them would help them to achieve such goal(s).
• A musical bio of not more than 200 words.
• A clear video recording with a Piano/Organ/Keyboard of three arias in one file. (If using a Keyboard please use only piano sound. If you wish to be considered for the Handel prize, please do include one Handel aria. please make sure you use your full name as the file name.
• A headshot
• The first, second and third prize winners from the previous edition are not eligible to apply.
Application for 2019/2020 should be submitted no later than November 30, 2019. The result would be announced on December 15th, 2019. The winners would be displayed on our Facebook page.
Please send your applications or inquiries to email@example.com
NB: Please make sure you use your full name as the file name.