The Southern Cross University Rolling Stone Music Scholarship

Calling all music lovers! Southern Cross University has teamed up with Rolling Stone Australia to create the Rolling Stone Music Scholarship, rewarding a hard-working and passionate student studying a Bachelor of Contemporary Music with the funds to get going.

For those looking to get into the bustling, ever-changing world of music, and needing a push in the right direction Southern Cross University has the degree future creatives need, and Rolling Stone Australia is linking up alongside SCU to make sure the financials are backed, and more creatives enter the scene.

With Rolling Stone Australia and Southern Cross University at the helm, young musos have the chance to apply for a the Rolling Stone Music Scholarship to cover a total value of $15,000 across three years to new students studying the Bachelor of Contemporary Music at SCU’s Lismore or Coomera campuses.

Whether the dream is to be at the front and centre of the stage, performing to thousands of punters across Australia, to be behind the scenes making the magic happen, or even to experiment with creating a fusion of sounds in a music studio or teaching young students the path of music, the Bachelor of Contemporary Music offered by Southern Cross University is the degree to get music lovers started on the right track.

Calling on creatives around the nation to study in heart of some of the most creative cities in Australia, this degree enables students to infuse themselves with all of the music knowledge they can get their hands on, and offers them critical experience that’s crucial to starting and excelling in the music world.

Among the talented and industry-connected music teachers you’ll learn from is ARIA-award winning musician Brad Hosking – musical director and musician in Amy Shark’s band.

Hosking teaches the specialist songwriting and production units at Southern Cross University, working with students on crafting their songs, and recording them in the state-of-the-art studios. 

“There are so many benefits students gain from studying this course,” Hosking said. “One of the biggest things is all of the staff they’re learning from are industry professionals including technical staff, who are going on tour, playing at and producing events such as Bluesfest, and the things they’re going to be learning are all immediately industry current which is a real positive thing.”.

Southern Cross University has state-of-the-art facilities on both their Lismore and Coomera campuses which offer recording studios, keyboard labs, music production labs, rehearsal studios, and even professional-standard performance spaces, so students can gain experience with the best equipment in the market which will equip them with the know-how for their future careers.

“Location is a huge benefit for students, with Lismore and Coomera campuses in the incredible corridor between Northern Rivers, Gold Coast and Brisbane, with exciting networking capability for students with industry,” said Hosking.

“We have strong links to industry events, and major festival connections such as Splendour in the Grass, Bluesfest, Groundwater, Blues on Broadbeach, and Cooly Rocks On festivals where many students gain placement experience during their degree. Students have access to numerous performance opportunities and partnerships, paid gig opportunities, we organise shows for students, and host APRA AMCOS songwriters’ workshops featuring visiting artists.”

With the addition of brilliant lecturers who have collective decades of experience as strong, music industry professionals, students embarking on their Bachelor of Contemporary Music with Southern Cross University will be in good company, and with Rolling Stone Australia helping to back the Rolling Stone Music Scholarship, students will be more equipped than ever.

Potential applicants for the Rolling Stone Music Scholarship need to be enrolled full time on SCU’s Lismore or Coomera campuses and be pursuing a Bachelor of Contemporary Music.

Applications close on 31 January, 2021, and are available to submit via filling out a brief questionnaire. The ten best answers will go through to a second round where participants will be asked to submit a long-form answer.

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