LA Music Academy provides scholarships to musicians


MUMBAI: LA Music Academy, fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, is providing scholarships for its vocal, drum, bass and guitar departments. Interested domestic and international students demonstrating exceptional musical talent, ability and enthusiasm can apply now for the 2009-2010 school year.

Applicants are evaluated based on their essays, academic history, playing skills and letters of recommendation. Last year, LA Music Academy awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships.

LA Music Academy president Tom Aylesbury said, "What an opportunity for talented musicians all over the world, especially during these tough economic times. Depending on the grant, students will benefit from a minimum of $1,000 in support to full tuition at $23,805 per year. LA Music Academy is based in the heart of the music industry. Students here get the real world training needed to succeed in this competitive industry."

The Academy gives students big responsibilities from day one; whether playing in ensembles with some of Los Angeles’ finest professional studio musicians and performers or having to make their way through one of the world’s most intense lesson plans. Students have gone on to perform with artists such as Chick Corea, Jeff Beck, Lifehouse, Ricky Martin, Hilary Duff, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, The Calling, Sepultura and Airto.