At ICMP, we pride ourselves on being directly connected to the music industry. Our students immerse themselves in the London music scene from day one and take part in a vibrant programme of music business activities and events, such as gigs, jam nights, songwriting circles, industry excursions and masterclasses hosted by esteemed music industry special guests.

In 2022, four of our favourite music industry associates banded together to become ICMP ambassadors, each sponsoring a brand-new ICMP BMus scholarship programme – one for each BMus discipline. Our ambassadors are all highly successful artists and groundbreaking performers on their instrument. We’re so grateful for their support and excited to have them as key members of the ICMP family.

Please note, applications are now closed.


If you have any questions around our BMus Scholarships or anything else, please don't hesitate to contact our Admissions Team who will be happy to help.

You can call us on +44 (0)20 7328 0222 or alternatively:



Ace Scholarship
The Ace

Courtesy of Ace, a founding member of rock legends, Skunk Anansie.



The Cherisse Osei Scholarship

Courtesy of ICMP ambassador and world-renowned drummer Cherisse Osei.



The Yolanda Charles Scholarship

Courtesy of legendary session bassist Yolanda Charles.



Vula Malinga
The Vula Malinga Scholarship

Courtesy of Vula Malinga, an established vocalist in the music business.



The Ace Scholarship
The Ace Scholarship
The Cherisse Osei Scholarship
The Cherisse Osei Scholarship
The Yolanda Charles Scholarship
The Yolanda Charles Scholarship
The Vula Malinga Scholarship
The Vula Malinga Scholarship

How do I apply?

Please note, applications are now closed.

To apply, you must:

  • Have been offered and accepted a place on our BMus Popular Music Performance programme - if not, you can request an audition here.
  • Submit a two-minute video introducing yourself as a musician in your chosen discipline and explaining what being awarded the scholarship would mean to you.
  • Submit a performance video of up to five minutes in length, showcasing your talent in your chosen discipline. You can perform an original song, a cover version or play to a backing track. You can perform solo or accompanied, as long as you are the main focus of the video.

If you prefer, your submission video can be one combined piece of up to seven minutes in length.



How were applications judged?

Application were judged by a panel of experts, including the scholarship ambassador, ICMP tutors and academic staff, and industry professionals. The decision of our panel is final.

Submissions were assessed on the musical quality of your performance and not the quality of your video. That said, your film’s audio and visual quality must be of a standard that allows our assessment panel to properly assess your application.

Videos recorded on your smartphone are fine, as long as the sound quality is clear and not distorted, and the picture quality is presentable. Videos can be placed on third-party hosting sites, such as YouTube and Vimeo, etc., or uploaded to Google Drive, and the appropriate link provided with your submission.