At the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London the focus is on accessibility to all, no matter what their circumstances. The modern music school, which is well known for its successful alumni including Daughter, Denai Moore and Arni Arnasson of The Vaccines, has once again launched the scholarship awards for its renowned Higher Diploma. The award offers the successful entrants fully funded places (worth £5950 for UK based students and £7200 for international students) on the one-year intensive course for musicians, which is specially designed to fast-track students’ development and encourage them to discover their creative potential.
And this year the Institute is delighted to announce that legendary cymbal company Zildjian is joining its roster of outstanding sponsors who support the Institute’s Higher Diploma scholarships. For the first time there will be two scholarships in each discipline; one for UK applications and another for international candidates. The scholarship categories are as follows:
- BASS: Supported by Ernie Ball Musicman Bass and Bass Guitar Magazine
- DRUMS: Supported by Zildjian and Drummer Magazine
- GUITAR: Supported by Total Guitar Magazine and manufacturer (to be announced)
- VOCALS: Supported by Shure
In order to apply for this great opportunity, entrants must complete an application form and submit a video of them performing. The finalists will be chosen by judges at the Institute who will then attend an interview and the live final before the winners are announced.
Closing date for entries is 10th March 2014. The scholarships are open to anyone from the UK or internationally. All entry criteria and the application form are available from www.icmp.co.uk/scholarships