In partnership with Mapex, Paiste and Drummer Magazine, the Londonís Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) announces the launch of its 2009 drum scholarship programme. The winner will receive a free place, worth £5,250, on the Instituteís renowned Higher Diploma course starting in October 2009, whilst the runner-up will receive a £2,600 award for study on the same programme.
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In addition to this fabulous prize the winner will also be a contributor to Drummer Magazine for a year. Applications are invited from students both from the UK and internationally.
The Higher Diploma is a specialist one-year full-time course, 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. Institute alumni can be found throughout todayís music industry, working with artists of the calibre of Babyshambles, Lemar, Radiohead, Eric Clapton, Keane and KT Tunstall.
This drum scholarship is part of the annual programme of Institute scholarship awards and represents an opportunity for deserving students to access world class training and tuition at ICMP.
Closing date for entries is Friday 6th March 2009. Considering the great demand, interested drummers should apply soon by downloading the application form at www.icmp.co.uk/scholarships.