After an hour of drinks the ceremony officially began with a welcome address from Abbey Road Australia’s CEO, Paul Ledingham. In his address he highlighted that this was the very first group of students to graduate from any campus in the world, adding to the significance of the occasion. Next to follow this welcome address was Paul Edwards, the Academic Coordinator who delivered an inspiring and motivational speech, encouraging the new graduates on taking their next steps along their music industry journey and to continue to learning at all stages of their career. After Paul concluded his speech, students were called up one by one to accept their testamurs and pose for photos.
After all the students had collected their certificates, Paul Edwards presented awards for students who had demonstrated outstanding work in the following categories;
These hardworking students were awarded prizes of Factory Sound gift vouchers valued between $200 and $400 to help kick start their production equipment collection.
Abbey Road Institute would like to thank the graduating student cohort of October, 2015 for their hard work and commitment to their studies as well as wish them luck in all future industry endeavours.