AKG announces the second year of its industry renowned European Scholarship of Sound Programme - Monday, 14th February, 2011
Ten highly sought after places available to budding electronic music producers and students hoping to develop a career in music and sound
For more information: www.akg.com/scholarshipofsound
LONDON, UK – AKG announced today that it will be offering ten talented electronic music producers and sound students from across Europe the unique chance to take part in the second edition of the AKG Scholarship of Sound.
This year, AKG, the manufacturer of high performance studio, broadcast and live sound equipment, is expanding the programme, opening it to talented individuals from even more countries (including Spain, Italy, Turkey and Russia), offering them the opportunity to spend seven days in Berlin, learning about music and sound.
Building on the success of last year, the
Scholarship which takes place from 30th July – 6th August, will again provide a
life-changing opportunity for participants. During the week, the students will
be advised on how best to develop a career based around their passion for sound
and music, with a series of audio workshops and mentoring sessions led by some
of electronic music’s leading artists and professionals. Creative development
sessions, designed to enhance participants understanding of production and
mastering, will be interlinked with in-depth industry insight tutorials to
highlight the skills necessary to succeed in the music industry.
Stay tuned for detailed information on
the leading artist, contributors and content of the workshops on the Scholarship of Sound 2011, which will be
announced at the beginning of March 2011. Those who
participated in the Scholarship in its first year (last year) include Dixon the
hugely popular house DJ, music producer and founder of Innervisions record label, Jon Berry, manager of the
prestigious Kompakt label and Stefan Betke (aka Pole) label manager, producer
and mastering engineer of ~scape.
Providing a platform for the next generation
Rowan Perkins, a student who participated in last
of Sound, was one of many who benefited hugely from
the initiative; “the Scholarship has helped me to network with some
fantastic musicians and label owners, and this, in turn, has helped me to feel
confident about pushing my career forwards. It's definitely something
that has helped with the progression of my career.”
“Now in its second year, the AKG Scholarship of Sound provides a unique opportunity for young and aspiring sound engineers and electronic music producers who dream of a career in sound and music“, said Juergen Bopst, General Manager, AKG Global. “The Scholarship of Sound offers passionate people from across Europe the chance to learn from highly respected experts and to discover tools and methods developed by those experts over the years in their personal careers. AKG has created the Scholarship of Sound to support the most talented students and music producers from across Europe and help them to break into the highly competitive music industry.”
The deadline for applications is the 30th April 2011
after which the applicants will be judged by an industry panel. The ten winning
scholars will be announced on 16th May with the Scholarship, flights,
accommodation and living expenses covered entirely by AKG.
The 10 lucky winners, selected from the European regions, will take part in the scholarship from 30th July – 6th August at the Berlin AKG Studio.
For more information please visit www.akg.com/scholarshipofsound
Or contact Sally Plant, HarmanConsumerUK@bitecommunications.com Tel: 44 (0)20 8741 1123
Official partners of the Scholarship of Sound: Ableton, SAE, Sound on Sound, RA.
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The Scholarship Of Sound includes:
- Flights to Berlin
- AKG Sound experts learning sessions
- Tutoring sessions with acclaimed audio engineers
- Mentoring sessions with successful DJs and producers
- Sessions hosted in partnership with highly-respected music technology companies
- Record Label spotlight
- Discovery of Berlin’s most famous musical spaces
How to apply: www.akg.com/scholarshipofsound.com
- Be currently enrolled in an audio based degree at university or student at an established sound college OR an electronic music producer
- Be born before July 30, 1993
- Speak fluent English
- Live in the EU, Turkey or Russia
EXPERTS WHO TOOK PART IN THE 1ST EDITION IN 2010 INCLUDE
Adam Marshall / Ableton / DJ, music producer
Andreas Schneider / Schneiders Buero / Founder and general manager
Dixon / Innervisions / Co-founder, DJ, music producer
Dominik Biba / AKG / Product developer
Jon Berry / Kompakt / Marketing and development manager
Reimar Fochler / AKG Acoustics / Application Engineer for wireless products
Stefan Betke (aka Pole) / ~scape / Label manager, music producer and mastering engineer
Uli Wombache / Manager / Watergate
QUOTES FROM LAST YEAR’S EXPERTS AND STUDENTS:
" I cannot thank you enough for the opportunity to sit with the students. They were a lovely group of people and it was an amazing start to what I am certain shall be an extraordinary platform for the music community in the future."
Jon Berry, label manager - KOMPAKT
"I'm sure I speak in behalf of everyone when I say we all had the most amazing time in Berlin”.
Sam Huisman, student taking participant in the Scholarship of Sound
“Thank you SO much for organising such an amazing week. Everything ran smoothly, the workshops were fantastic, the group got on amazingly and the welcoming from you and the other organisers was really great. Thank you! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought everything over the week was thought out and planned really nicely. Thank you again.”
Rowan Perkins, student participant in the Scholarship of Sound
"Be prepared for a lack of sleep and make the most of your time there, it's an incredible opportunity!”
Jon Alexander, student participant in the Scholarship of Sound
"I definitely think that the Scholarship of Sound has helped progress my career since I now have contact with other sound-loving engineers around Europe and I learnt a lot during that week.”
Jill Zimmermann, student participant in the Scholarship of Sound
"Since the Scholarship I have worked a lot on music, experimenting with sound and continued my studies in information of science and my DJ'ing. Recently I moved to Berlin, to focus more on music, and I've just applied for an internship at Innervisions which I hope to get."
Matias Bruhn, student participant in the Scholarship of Sound
“Especially in the first few weeks I found myself looking at acoustic problems differently. I've also participated in a lot of side projects for various people”
Sam Huisman, student participant in the Scholarship of Sound
“The networking and socialising was something unlike any other event as the Scholarship brought together a group of such dedicated and passionate audio engineers. The Scholarship has given me the confidence to believe that I am talented at what I do and companies will want me to work for them.“
Josh Ward, student participant in the Scholarship of Sound