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ACM unveils first Music Production scholarship recipient

Laura  Barnes
ACM unveils first Music Production scholarship recipient

After announcing the inaugural Music Production Music Gateway scholarship earlier this summer, the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) has revealed the scholarship’s first ever recipient.

Madison Claridge, previously a pupil at the Royal Hospital School, Suffolk, has been chosen for his “talent, dedication and passion for the music industry”.

Claridge will have his Music Production Degree fully funded and will graduate from ACM's Guildford campus free from tuition fee debt.

“I applied for the Music Gateway Music Production Scholarship at ACM because I loved the potential opportunities that it held,” said Claridge. “I am so pleased to have won and am really looking forward to the next two years studying at ACM and working with Music Gateway!”
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Jon Skinner, CEO of Music Gateway, commented: “It was extremely tough to come up with a winner as we had so many outstanding applications. It's really inspiring to see such a high level of dedication and creativity from a broad range of young candidates. Congratulations to our winner Madison and everyone who entered."

This year, ACM revealed it would be offering five scholarships, collectively worth more than £130,000. This means that five students will graduate from ACM free from tuition fee debt every single year.

Mark Smithers, Pathway Leader for Music Production at ACM said: “It’s fantastic to work with our long-term partners Music Gateway to offer this scholarship to Madison. His application was incredibly strong and I’m really looking forward to teaching him at ACM and seeing him progress with his bright future in the music industry.”

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