Scholarship for Aspiring Producers and Engineers

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music creators from across the country are invited to apply for a fully-paid scholarship to complete the one-year Abbey Road Advanced Diploma of Music Industry course, offered in partnership by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Office (NATSIMO), Abbey Road Institute Australia and Studios 301.

Designed by industry for industry, the Advanced Diploma of Music aims to build a music professional’s capability in music production. This allows them to take their career to the next level.

This package valued at $30,000 includes a $25,000 scholarship from Abbey Road Institute and a $5,000 study bursary from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Office and APRA AMCOS.

The program is an introduction to the recording industry’s global network, with the participant learning from experts, including guest lecturers and multi-award-winning professionals. They get hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment and studios. The participant will gain insights into the breadth of the recording industry and use this to develop their career path. They will have access to a professional network consisting of sound engineers, producers and artists.

The participant will have access to regular recording sessions in Studios 301. This ensures the participant has access to some of the best recording facilities in the world.

“We are excited to announce this wonderful partnership with Abbey Road and Studios 301, and to facilitate and encourage more opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and engineers to engage in studies that can benefit their creative practice and further career pathways,” said Leah Flanagan, Director, NATSIMO.

“This scholarship can completely change someone’s career trajectory and benefit so many others.”

“After previously working with the NATSIMO team, Studios 301 and Abbey Road Institute Sydney are very excited to be partnering on this initiative to provide an opportunity to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander creatives the chance to immerse themselves in our community of creatives and further their career in the music industry,” said Ron Haryanto, General Manager, Studios 301 and CEO, Abbey Road Institute Australia.

“We look at this as the beginning of the journey for the scholarship, which we hope will have a longer lasting and meaningful impact on upcoming engineering, production and musical talent.”

The scholarship activity will take place in NSW, but applicants from across Australia are welcome to apply. The successful applicant will be responsible for any travel, relocation and accommodation costs.

Applications are open now and will close on Friday 10 December, 11:59PM AEDT.