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Ableton and BMG to mentor Women in Music Technology Scholarship winners

Ableton and BMG Production Music will be providing mentoring support for the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Women in Music Technology scholarship winners.

The Women in Music Technology Scholarship is aimed at reducing the industry’s gender gap by supporting women at the start of their music careers. It is open to three women enrolling on the BA/BSc (Hons) Music Composition and Technology course in 2019. The scholarship is part of an initiative that will encompass talks, workshops and mentoring that not only celebrates pioneers in electronic music technology such as Ada Lovelace, Björk and Daphne Oram but also seeks to inspire a new generation of music makers.

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The newly announced mentors will be Mel Uye Parker, an Ableton Certified Trainer, producer, performer and educator, Yoly Cush of BMG Production Music, and Anna Lakatos, an Ableton Certified Trainer, electronic musician, singer, audio engineer, educator.

The Music Composition and Technology degree embraces the true plurality of music in terms of the tools, styles and people involved in the invention of new music. The course encourages students to follow their individual passions while also learning the skills required to become creative practitioners today. As Ableton Mentor, Melissa Uye Parker writes: “It’s really exciting to join a project that makes such a positive contribution toward the future careers of its students and increasing the visibility of women in music technology. I’m delighted to join the initiative as a mentor and look forward to offering my knowledge, support and guidance!”

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The three x £5,000 Scholarships and mentorship programs form part of a wider ambition for the music industry and music education to reflect all voices in our society, As mentor Anna Lakatos states: “It’s very important to provide support and create opportunities that make the whole process more accessible and less scary. I believe this scholarship is doing that perfectly”.

Apply online for the BA/BSc (Hons) Music Composition and Technology course.

To apply for the Women in Music Technology Scholarship visit the UCA Creative Scholarships page.

For learn more about BA/BSc (Hons) Music Composition and Technology, visit the UCA course pages.