Plus one lucky winner will get a free place, worth £5,250, on the Institute´s famous Higher Diploma course starting October 2009, and a runner-up gets a £2,600 award for study on the same programme. Applications are invited from students both from the UK and internationally.
The Higher Diploma is a specialist one-year full-time course, originally 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.
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.
The closing date for entries is Friday 6th March 2009 and there is always a great demand, so any interested guitarists should apply now by downloading the application form HERE.