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The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, Mapex, Paiste and Drummer Magazine, are proud to announce the launch of the 2012 drum scholarships programme. These sought after awards are for study on the Institute’s world-renowned one year Higher Diploma drum course. There will be one fully-funded place for the winner (worth over £5,000) plus a partially funded place for the runner-up (worth over £2,500).

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 and achieving a place on the course continues to be an aspirational goal for young musicians. The Institute, widely recognised as one of Europe’s leading schools of modern music, counts on an unrivalled teaching and visiting faculty, many of whom regularly work and tour with some of the music industry’s greatest artists. This faculty includes such names as Thomas Lang, Chuck Sabo and Dom Famularo.

Previous Institute students can be found throughout today’s music industry, working with high profile artists such as Radiohead, Eric Clapton, The Noisettes, Kylie Minogue, and Babyshambles. Previous drum scholarship winners have gone on to great success, for example Nathan Williams is currently playing with new RCA signing Bluey Robinson and touring with Mclean.

Closing date for entries is 24th February 2012 and there is always a great demand. The scholarships are open to anyone from the UK or internationally and the application form is available to download from www.icmp.co.uk.

This is a fantastic opportunity to win a free place on one of the most prestigious drum courses in Europe and the winner of the scholarship will also have the support of Mapex/Paiste (www.mapex.co.uk) and the opportunity to write a regular column in one of the UK’s biggest drum magazines, Drummer (www.drummermagazine.co.uk).