You Can Study For Freddy Mercury Scholarship
London's Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) and Metropolis Studios have announced the introduction of a Freddie Mercury Scholarship, backed by Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May.
The Director of ACM presented this new venture and said : “The Freddie Mercury Scholarship offers a fantastic opportunity for one talented student. We always seek out musicians with the most potential and commitment to study, regardless of background and qualifications, and this award will allow us to fully support one student’s journey into the music industry. With original music at the core and the combination of songwriting, performance, production and business on the course, it is very fitting that this scholarship is being awarded in Freddie’s name.”
The award will be presented later this year, in honour of the singer’s 70th birthday on September 5. It will be awarded to one student studying on the Creative Artist route of the BA (Hons) Music Industry Practice programme, the BA (Hons) Commercial Songwriting programme or the BA (Hons) Professional Music Performance degree programme at ACM, as delivered from the academy’s London campuses. The scholarship is set to cover a students entire study path, worth up to £27,000.
Queen band member Roger Taylor, who is also a patron of ACM and has a drum studio named after him at the academy’s Guildford campus, said, “Freddie’s name endures in so many ways so it’s therefore great to have this scholarship celebrating his musical genius!”
Applications for the ACM’s study programmes beginning September 2016 are now open. What do you expect?