Second year of the BIMM Institute Dublin and Dermot Kennedy scholarship

24 June, 2022

BIMM Institute Dublin, home to Ireland’s most talented developing new artists, is proud to announce the second year of the Dermot Kennedy Foundation Diploma in Professional Musicianship Scholarship a practical and vocational, part-time course ideal for musicians looking to further their abilities.

Dermot Kennedy, one of Ireland’s most successful singer-songwriters is again offering his support to new artists as Dermot partners with BIMM Institute Dublin for a second year with this new scholarship aiding burgeoning musicians who are preparing to launch their music career.

The scholarship recipient will have their course fees paid in full .

The Scholarship will offer one lucky student a coveted place on our practical and vocational, part-time Foundation Diploma in Professional Musicianship course that’s perfect for musicians looking to further their abilities. It’s part of our continued commitment to support new Irish artists.

Dermot’s debut album “Without Fear”, released in 2019, is the longest running #1 album in the Irish Chart by an Irish Artist since records began. It is currently certified 7 times platinum and globally, has picked up over 2 billion streams across digital platforms. Dermot is currently  on a world tour with incorporates a number of large Irish dates.

Commenting on the announcement:

I’m so, so excited to have this scholarship awarded in my name, in the same town where I fell in love with music, played my first show and found my way through a life in music. I’m particularly excited about choosing the recipient and hopefully helping them on their own musical journey and in creating their own story, so thank you once again.

– Dermot Kennedy

BIMM Institute Dublin College Principal, Alan Cullivan added:

“It’s fantastic to see an artist like Dermot who not only speaks up for other artists and musicians but is also doing something in a practical sense to help. We are delighted to collaborate with him as part of the college’s commitment to helping Irelands future artists achieve their ambitions”

Dermot main press shot - Lola & Pani

Dermot Kennedy X BIMM Institute Dublin

Students on the one-year practical Foundation Diploma in Professional Musicianship receive expert guidance in their chosen field of Songwriting, Drums, Vocals or Guitar from highly skilled BIMM lecturers, all of whom have vast knowledge in the music industry and continue to be a part of it today. The course also provides upcoming musicians with performance opportunities, masterclasses, and individual tutorials.

Why Choose Foundation Diploma in Professional Musicianship?

Our one-year practical Foundation Diploma in Professional Musicianship is the perfect choice if you’re looking to receive expert guidance from highly skilled BIMM tutors in your chosen field of Songwriting, Bass, Drums, Vocals, or Guitar. All our tutors have a vast knowledge of the music industry and continue to be a part of it today. The course also provides upcoming musicians with performance opportunities, exclusive Masterclasses, and individual tutorials.

Many of our BIMM Dublin graduates have achieved their dream careers in music. These include Fontaines D.C., The Murder Capital, Erica Cody, Jafaris, and Craig Fitzgerald (The Academic). Many graduates have become entrepreneurs, setting up businesses in the creative arts, while others are successful session musicians, concert promoters, record labels, and music publishers. Some graduates have built upon their studies at BIMM, pursuing postgraduate study in areas such as Music Therapy, Composition, and Popular Music Research at Masters level.

How to Apply for The Dermot Kennedy Foundation Diploma in Professional Musicianship Scholarship

Applicants must first apply for the Foundation Diploma in Professional Musicianship and will then be sent the scholarship application form. Any existing applicants will receive the scholarship application form via email.

The winner will be chosen from a shortlist of suitable applicants, with Dermot deciding who the scholarship student will be. We will announce the winner in early September.

Applications for the Foundation Diploma in Professional Musicianship Scholarship are made directly to BIMM Institute Dublin by contacting [email protected] for further information.


Want to come and join us at BIMM Institute Dublin? Enquire now and start your life in music, or contact our friendly team at [email protected].

 

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