In collaboration with Southern Cross University, Rolling Stone Australia is bringing the $15,000 Rolling Stone Music Scholarship back for its second year. A grant that will be awarded to hard-working individuals eager to study a Bachelor of Contemporary Music.
Whether you spend your time wistfully imagining you’re the frontperson of Paramore or if being a music producer juggernaut à la Jack Antonoff is your most secret, sacred desire; the Bachelor of Contemporary Music is the first step to making those pipe dreams a reality.
Rolling Stone Australia and Southern Cross University have partnered up to bring you the Rolling Stone Scholarship. A scholarship worth $15,000 that covers the 3-year Southern Cross University’s Bachelor of Contemporary Music degree at either their Lismore or Coomera campuses.
Southern Cross University’s Bachelor of Contemporary Music degree masters all facets of the industry; from production, performance and songwriting to navigating the nitty gritty business side of the business.
You’ll be privy to mentorship from the brightest, most passionate names in the Australian music. The state-of-the-art facilities offer recording studios, rehearsal studios, music production labs, keyboard lab, and professional-standard performance spaces. It’s also a foot in the door for major music events like Splendour in the Grass and the APRA AMCOS songwriters’ workshops.
Watch last year’s scholarship recipient Leon Holstegge talk about the scholarship
When one considers how expensive all the gadget and gizmos that comes with pursuing a career in music can be, this grant feels like a real lifeline.
There are a number of alumni from Southern Cross University that have carved out their legacy in the Australian music scene, including award-winning producer Matt Fell, singer-songwriter BUOY, composer and musician Yantra de Vilder, Matt Smith of Thirsty Merc, US country music number-one hit songwriter Phil Barton and more.
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It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we’re itching with anticipation over which one of you talented, inspired people are going to take it out.
Applications are open now and close December 13, 2021. Applicants need to include a short statement about their dedication to their music career. The auditions for the first round of successful applicants will then take place across January and early February, 2022.