Scholarship Fund for talented Palestinian students to study in the United Kingdom
Palmusic UK is committed to developing the talent and skills of Palestinian musicians and supporting them in their education and professional development. We believe that studying in the UK can have a great impact on the future development of Palestinian musicians as they get world-class tuition and they open their horizons by meeting people from all over the world.
To that end, Palmusic UK has founded the Palmusic UK Scholarship Fund (PSF) which provides bursaries to exceptional Palestinian music students to study for a University Degree at a leading UK Conservatoire or University. Students who benefit from these scholarships are committed to returning to Palestine to teach and contribute the skills and knowledge gained in the UK for the benefit of the local population.
Through the fund and thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we have funded the following students:
Lourdina Baboun (2017-9): Bachelor of Music in Music Performance (violin) at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Tibah Saad (2017-21): Bachelor of Music in Music Performance (cello) at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Omar Saad (2017-9): Master of Music in Music Performance (viola) at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Maya Khaldi (2015-7): Master in Music in Leadership Programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Maya Khaldi was born in Jerusalem in the late 1980s and graduated from Berklee College of Music, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Music. At Berklee, Maya focused on Vocal Performance and Music Education and was also performing with the University’s Middle Eastern ensemble. Following her BA, Maya returned to Palestine to teach at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Jerusalem and Ramallah. Apart from teaching Music Theory, she was also leading the outreach choirs in Jerusalem. Maya never stops developing her voice, composing new music and singing with multiple groups. Maya graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2017 and has now returned to Palestine to teach the younger generation.