Engineering Physics student Joshua Ireland among music scholarship winners to perform in May showcase

Five students who received music scholarships from LU Arts this year will perform pieces of their choice in a lunchtime concert on 8 May at the Cope Auditorium at 12.30pm.

Engineering Physics student Joshua Ireland is one of five music scholarship recipients who will be performing at a special lunchtime concert on 8 May.

The concert is an opportunity for the scholars to share their talents with staff, students and the wider community and is part of their overall contribution to the creative life of the campus, helping to raise the profile of the arts within the student community.

The annual music scholars’ concert is free to attend and open to all. Places can be booked in advance via the LU Arts website or you can turn up on the day.

Scholarships are awarded to those with a high level of musicianship. The aim of the scholarship is to develop the student’s talent through tuition and mentoring in return for a contribution to the creative life at the University.

Joshua has been playing in local and national ensembles since the age of eight, including the National Youth Brass Band of Wales, and is also a member of Tuxedo Swing and the LSU Classical Society. He enjoys playing both the drum kit and general percussion and plans to continue playing in ensembles for the remainder of his time at Loughborough.

Applications for 2019/20 scholarships will open in the Summer term and you can find out more here.

In the meanwhile, we wish to congratulate Joshua on his success and encourage as many of you as possible to watch him and his fellow musicians perform at next month's showcase. The programme includes a mix of classical pieces and songs from shows such as Hamilton and Hairspray.