The Los Angeles Music Academy in Pasadena, Calif., which is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, has announced scholarships are available for its vocal, drum, bass and guitar departments, according to the school's president, Tom Aylesbury. 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, L.A. Music Academy awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships.
"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," says Aylesbury. "L.A. 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."
L.A. Music 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. The Academy is known for the personal attention that students receive from instructors, and students who use these connections wisely 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.
For more information, contact Iris Alba at L.A. Music Academy by calling 626/568-8850, or visit www.lamusicacademy.edu.