The Institute, Ernie Ball and Bass Guitar Magazine unveil 2013 Bass Guitar Scholarships

Published 10 years ago on December 3, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

The Institute, Ernie Ball and Bass Guitar Magazineunveil 2013 Bass Guitar Scholarships -

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, Ernie BallMusicman and Bass Guitar Magazine are proud to announce the launchof the 2013 bass guitar scholarships programme. These sought afterscholarships are for study on the Institute's world-renowned oneyear Higher Diploma bass course starting in September 2013. Therewill be one fully-funded place for the winner (worth £5,650) with apartially funded place for the runner-up (worth over £2,800).

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 wasthe first full-time course of its kind ever developed in the UK andachieving a place on the course continues to be an aspirationalgoal for young musicians. The Institute, widely recognised as oneof Europe's leading schools of modern music, counts on anunrivalled teaching and visiting faculty, many of whom regularlywork and tour with some of the music industry's greatest artists.This faculty includes such names as Janek Gwizdala, Laurence Cottleand Dave Marks.

Previous Institute students can be found throughout today'smusic industry, working with high profile artists such asRadiohead, The Vaccines, Jessie J, Kylie Minogue, Reef, The Scriptand Paolo Nutini.  Previous bass scholarship winners have goneon to great success, for example Beni Giles who played in Gary Go'sband as the support act for Lady Gaga, playing regularly in frontof crowds of more than 10,000 people.

Closing date for entries is 22nd February 2013 and there isalways a great demand. The scholarships are open to anyone from theUK or internationally and the application form is available todownload from

This is a fantastic opportunity to win a free place on one ofthe most prestigious bass courses in Europe and the winner of thescholarship will also have the support of Ernie Ball Music Man ( and anopportunity to write a regular column in the UK's biggest bassmagazine, Bass Guitar Magazine (


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