Guitar Higher Diploma Scholarship
Institute Higher Diploma Guitar Scholarship 2013
Every year the Institute awards one free place on the Guitar Higher Diploma course to one person of outstanding ability. The winner will be awarded a place on the one year Higher Diploma course commencing in October each year. We also offer a subsidised course fee for the runners up.
Supporting the Guitar Scholarships 2013 are Yamaha Guitars and Total Guitar Magazine:
Founded in 1887, Yamaha is the world's largest manufacturer of musical instruments. Music education is central to Yamaha's philosophy of supporting musicians at all stages in their career and the company supports students across the world in a wide range of educational schemes. Continuing the support of artists to the highest level, Yamaha Guitars are used live and in the studio by some of the biggest names in music including Brian May, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Billy Sheehan, Michael Anthony, Wes Borland, Joe Bonamassa and John Patittucci.
Total Guitar is Europe's best-selling and hardest rocking guitar magazine! Part of Future Publishing, Total Guitar now not only has presence on print but also online at www.totalguitar.co.uk, in affiliation with Music Radar.
2013 Winner: Luke Tarrant
The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, in partnership with their industry sponsors, held a series of scholarship live finals in April 2013 which places worth over £30,000 were awarded for the Institute’s renowned Higher Diploma course.
For the Guitar Scholarship, sponsored by Yamaha and Total Guitar magazine, each finalist had an interview with a panel of judges followed by a five minute live performance with their fellow finalists and guests in the audience. The winner of the 2013 Guitar Scholarship was awarded to Luke Tarrant.
Luke recieved full scholarship onto the Institute’s Higher Diploma guitar course, worth £5,650, with runner-up Andy Hunt receiving a partial scholarship worth £2,825