The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London, England recently announced the winner of a full time scholarship to their Higher Diploma worth £4,950. The specialist one year full-time course was developed by the Institute to train and develop students of guitar, bass, drums and vocals for a career in the music industry. It was the first full-time course of its kind ever developed in the UK and achieving a place on the course continues to be an aspirational goal for young musicians. Institute alumni can be found throughout today's music industry, working with artists of the calibre of Babyshambles, Lemar, Radiohead, Eric Clapton, Keane and KT Tunstall.
“Each finalist underwent a short interview before taking to the stage to give a performance in front of a panel of specially invited judges, including Yamaha's Mark Kirkland, and senior ICMP tutors. The standard of all of the finalists was extremely high, so after some very difficult deliberations the panel awarded the full guitar scholarship, sponsored by Yamaha and musicradar.com, to Nick Andrews, and the partial scholarship to Kyle Lake.”
Congratulations Nick and Kyle, I hope I will be posting about you in the future on Guitar Noize!