The Guitar Institute, part of London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, is excited to announce the new Steve Vai scholarship, awarding one deserving student a fully funded place on the Institute’s one-year Higher Diploma in guitar starting October 2011.
While many musicians fit easily into a single category, Steve Vai's unique musical vision remains unclassifiable. After more than 30 years, Vai continues to use unbridled guitar virtuosity and soulful artistry to explore the spectrum of human emotion. For more information on Steve, please visit his website: www.vai.com
The Higher Diploma is a specialist one-year full-time course, developed by the Guitar Institute to train and develop students of guitar for a career in the music industry. It was the first full-time course of its kind ever developed in the UK and achieving a place on the course continues to be an aspirational goal for young musicians. The newly-formed partnership between the Institute and Steve Vai highlights the relationship between music education and the industry, building on a fundamental aim for the school to provide the support for students to build their skills and create careers in the music industry.
All you have to do is upload a three minute video performance to the Steve Vai scholarship website, www.stevevaischolarship.com before January 7th 2011. A combination of an expert panel of judges plus public voting will select a top 10 and then Steve will be making his selection for this year’s winner!