SSR London launches the Ian Brown Scholarship

News: 17th January 2011 by Louise Dodgson under Music Training & Careers, Recording & Production

SSR, the UK’s award winning audio engineering and music production school, is celebrating its opening in London with the launch of the ‘Ian Brown Scholarship’.

The scholarship is worth £10,000 which will pay the fees for SSR’s flagship ‘Audio Engineering Techniques and Technology’ course at the London campus in Camden, starting March or September 2011.

Ian Brown has enjoyed an incredible career in music as lead singer with seminal Manchester band The Stone Roses and as a solo artist releasing 7 solo albums. Ian’s links with SSR stretch back to the early days when it operated as Spirit Studios.
The Ian Brown Scholarship will support one talented, creative and ambitious individual who has the potential to offer something special to the industry.

“It is an honour for me to be supporting SSR London and the next generation of talented producers and engineers being taught there. I have a long history with SSR from the early days recording with the Stone Roses and I hope the scholarship inspires the next generation of talented producers and artists.”
Ian Brown

“Ian Brown is an iconic figure in the industry. He has written and produced inspirational music with powerful lyrics. It is an honour and a privilege that he is offering his support to SSR and we are so excited at the unique opportunities that this scholarship can offer.”
SSR London Head of Audio Jonathan Espinosa

SSR Information
SSR has been delivering award winning, industry standard training since 1984. They are an AVID Pro School, Apple Authorised Training Centre for Education and a BBC Preferred Training Supplier.

SSR began life as Spirit studios in 1980. Over the following years, rising bands of the time came through it’s doors including The Stone Roses; The Smiths; Happy Mondays and 808 State.

In 2009 SSR was awarded the title of ‘Business of the Year’ by the Manchester Evening News.

Recent success stories include SSR graduates that have gone on to work with some of the biggest names in the industry including Oasis, Amy Winehouse, Take That, George Martin and Bjork.

Application process and requirements:
Applicants must be 16+ years of age, be able to demonstrate their creativity and passion for music production/sound engineering and have the potential to offer something special to the industry.

There are two scholarship places available: March 2011 and September 2011. Both scholarships apply for SSR’s Audio Engineering Techniques & Technology course in London.

For further information on SSR London, the Ian Brown Scholarship, or to download an application form please visit the website below.

Completed application forms must be received by the following dates for consideration:

March 2011 intake:               Monday 28th February
September 2011 intake:     Friday 29th July 2011

If you require any further information about the Ian Brown Scholarship please call SSR on 020 7482 7067 or email [email protected] using the subject heading 'Ian Brown Scholarship'.

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