Having music lessons through CMST has given me confidence, lots of progression but most of all they have been so much fun. Without the support from CMST this life-changing experience would not have been available to me.
— Bursary recipient

Become a Friend...

...and provide a talented young musician the opportunity to access the high quality music education that they need to develop.

Every year over 100 musicians request help with their music tuition fees and other financial assistance in respect of their music making activities. This number increases year on year. 

Your donation through the Friends scheme will go toward providing life-changing bursaries for talented young musicians to hone their skills through CMST.

“When I play in my music lessons at school I feel sad for all those children that don’t learn a musical instrument. It is the best feeling ever when I make music both on my own and with my friends."  
-String musician from St Mewan School

Bronze Friend


Silver Friend

£120 / £10pcm

Gold Friend

£240 / £20pcm

Advance information and priority booking for CMST promoted concerts

Regular updates about CMST developments and activities

Acknowledgment of your support in concert programmes and on our website

All Bronze Friend benefits, plus:

Invitation to attend a pre-concert rehearsal at the venue

Advance information and reserved seating for CMST area ensemble performances

One complimentary programme for two CMST performances

All Silver Friend benefits, plus:

Exclusive invitations to visit County Level courses to observe rehearsals

Invitations to attend concert receptions and to meet with the special guests and CMST team

If you would like further information about the Friends scheme please contact: Verena Watkiss, Development Officer
Tel: 01872 246043 email: 

You can download a standing order form here to print at home and complete by hand - or download our interactive form here to complete online and return by email.