last year i was lucky enough to go out to berlin for a few days to observe various modules of the akg scholarship of sound. it was a fantastic experience for me, let alone the ten students who had an unhindered insight into various aspects of the music world from production to licencing, mastering to recording as well as seminars with people like dixon, pole and kompakt label manager jon berry. akg today announced the second edition will run 30th july to 6th august of this year and that applications are now being taken via akg.com/scholarshipofsound. i really can’t recommended it enough for people from any musical background…
here’s the blurb in full:
akg announced today that it will be offering ten talented electronic music producers and sound students from across europe the unique chance to take part in the second edition of the akg scholarship of sound.
this year, akg, the manufacturer of high performance studio, broadcast and live sound equipment, is expanding the programme, opening it to talented individuals from even more countries (including spain, italy, turkey and russia), offering them the opportunity to spend seven days in berlin, learning about music and sound.
building on the success of last year, the scholarship which takes place from 30th july – 6th august, will again provide a life-changing opportunity for participants. during the week, the students will be advised on how best to develop a career based around their passion for sound and music, with a series of audio workshops and mentoring sessions led by some of electronic music’s leading artists and professionals. creative development sessions, designed to enhance participants understanding of production and mastering, will be interlinked with in-depth industry insight tutorials to highlight the skills necessary to succeed in the music industry.
stay tuned for detailed information on the leading artist, contributors and content of the workshops on the scholarship of sound 2011, which will be announced at the beginning of march 2011. those who participated in the scholarship in its first year (last year) include dixon the hugely popular house dj, music producer and founder of innervisions record label, jon berry, manager of the prestigious kompakt label and stefan betke (aka pole) label manager, producer and mastering engineer of ~scape.