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The Institute launches 2008 guitar scholarships

Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate a range of styles and improvisational skills
Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate a range of styles and improvisational skills

The Guitar Institute, part of London´s Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance has announced, in partnership with Yamaha and, the launch of its 2008 guitar scholarship programme.

The lucky winner will receive a free place, worth £4,950, on the Institute´s famous Higher Diploma course commencing in October 2008, whilst the runner-up will receive a £2,500 award for study on the same programme. Applications are invited from both UK and international students.

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 in the UK and 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.

This guitar scholarship is part of the annual programme of Institute scholarship awards and represents a fantastic opportunity for deserving students to access world class training and tuition at one of the world´s leading schools of contemporary music.

The closing date for entries, which take the form of a three-minute video performance accompanied by a 300-word essay, is Friday 18 July. There is always a great demand, so any interested guitarists should apply now by downloading the application form from the Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance´s official website.

Remember, if you don´t apply, you definitely can´t win!