Joe Strummer’s charity Strummerville establishes TMS scholarship

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Tech Music School London (TMS) is offering budding musicians a life changing opportunity to pursue their musical ambitions as the college, part of the award winning BIMM Group, partners with Strummerville to offer a fully funded place on its BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship course.

Each scholarship is worth £17,250, covering in full three years of tuition fees. One Strummerville Scholarship will be offered to one student, each academic year, for the next 6 years.

TMS London is an established market leader with 30 years experience in delivering popular music education and professional, real world training for performers, producers, songwriters and music business entrepreneurs.

The Strummerville Scholarship is the first in an exciting new scholarship programme offered by TMS London, for students who are in proven financial hardship, the opportunity to study a wide range of BA (Hons) 3 year degree courses at the college completely free of tuition charges.

Strummerville was set up by friends and family of rock legend and The Clash frontman Joe Strummer. It seeks to reflect Joe’s unique contribution to the music world by offering support, resources and performance opportunities to artists who would not normally have access to them in the UK and other countries around the world.

TMS London Principal Andrew Bates adds: "We are delighted to partner in such a worthwhile project and offer talented young musicians the chance to get qualified at a centre of excellence for music. We also recognise that the current financial climate is immensely challenging for many families and we have created this scholarship in order to support members of the next generation of music industry creatives who might otherwise not have been able to gain a BA (Hons)".

Lucinda Garland Trustee of Strummerville, says: "We are delighted about our partnership with Tech Music School London and thank them for giving this wonderful opportunity. We can't wait to see the first talented young person on The Strummerville Scholarship."

The Strummerville scholarship is announced as TMS London prepares to move into its new £3m home at Barclay House, Fulham, which will include a permanent Strummerville performance room. Due to the success of the college and demand for places this new building sees the school able to double its intake of students to 1,200.

BIMM boasts a wealth of success stories including BRITs Critics Choice Winner 2013 Tom Odell, hotly tipped folk artist Luke Sital-Singh and up and coming singer / songwriter James Bay, all of whom will be supporting The Rolling Stones at this summer’s Hyde Park gigs.

TMS London is open for applications and due to continued demand, is hosting its next Open Day on Saturday 18th May starting at 11am. More Open Days are planned for 8th June, 7th September and 23rd November.

For more information on Open Days and all the courses available at Tech Music School London please visit Tech Music School - Music School, College & University in London

· Information on BIMM Group

Tech Music School London, the UK’s longest established provider of contemporary music education, is moving from its current location in Acton, West London to Fulham, West London in September 2013, following a £3m investment from the BIMM Group.
Tech Music School London will be celebrating it’s 30th birthday in September 2013.
BIMM Group (Manchester, Bristol, Brighton, Dublin and Tech Music School London) is the UK and Ireland’s leading provider of contemporary music vocational and higher education courses.
In 2012 BIMM Bristol, BIMM Brighton, and TMS London were awarded ‘highly trusted status’ by the UK QAA Agency. BIMM Bristol, BIMM Brighton and TMS London became a member of UCAS in the same year.
BIMM Group offers its 2500 students a broad range of course levels, from diploma through to degree and postgraduate level. Courses include Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Songwriting, Live Sound and Tour management, Music Production, Music Business and Music Event Management.
Courses are delivered by over 190 trained professional tutors, all of whom have touring, performing and session experience and remain actively engaged in the professional music industry.
BIMM Group has strong music industry links, working closely with record labels, publishing companies, agents, promoters, managers and other industry organisations.
87% of BIMM Group students are successfully employed in all areas of the UK live performance and music business industry.
BIMM Group has outstanding retention and achievement rates, placing it in the top decile for UK and Ireland of HE provision. It has excellent student feedback and a strong track record of alumni success.
BIMM Group students have scored an unprecedented 30 UK Top 40 singles and have been involved in many successful UK Top 20 albums, including Bat for Lashes, Morning Parade, The Kooks, Kate Walsh, One Direction, George Michael, Lawson, Amy Winehouse, Rihanna, Radiohead, Cee Lo Green and Two Door Cinema Club.
In January 2013 BIMM Brighton alumni Tom Odell won the BRITs Critics Choice award.
In March 2013 BIMM Brighton announced that Roger Daltrey was to be the college’s first ever Patron.

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