If you’re applying to study ICMP’s BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance (Vocals) course in 2022, you could have your entire three years of undergraduate tuition fees paid for thanks to The Vula Malinga  Scholarship. 

The programme is one of four BMus scholarships aimed at supporting one student from each BMus discipline to achieve their best, knowing their tuition fee payments are taken care of during their ICMP performance studies. Both UK-based and international vocalists will be considered, so why not apply now?

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Applications close at midnight on Sunday 31 July 2022. 


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The Vula Malinga Scholarship

Find out more about Vula

Vula Malinga is a London-based vocalist with one of the most powerful and well known voices in the business.

Perhaps best known for her collaborations with Basement Jaxx, including on their hit single ‘Oh My Gosh’, Vula has enjoyed huge success over the last 15 years as a solo artist, collaborator and live performer.

Her list of collaborators is an impressive one - she has performed with the likes of Clean Bandit, Sam Smith and Sam Sparro as a session musician while regularly joining the Heritage Orchestra on stage as a live vocalist.

Singing with the ensemble has seen her perform in some of the world’s most iconic venues including the Royal Albert Hall where she sang as part of Quincy Jones’ prom performance. Her work with the orchestra has led to her performing at the Hollywood Bowl in LA and touring the major stadiums of Australia. She also received rave reviews for her show stopping performance at Jazz Voice, the opening gala concert of the London Jazz Festival at a sold out Barbican Hall.

Vula’s other projects include performing as one third of LaSharVu, a trio who have opened the main stage of the Love Supreme Festival, supported the Average White Band at the Festival Hall and played sold out gigs all over the UK.

She has also begun releasing her own solo material, including latest track ‘Dreaming’ co-written with Sam Crowe and Ben Muralt.

Am I eligible? 

To be eligible, you must:

Hold an offer of a place on ICMP's BMus Popular Music Performance programme - if not, you can apply here.

Meet all scholarship conditions

I’m very excited and honoured to have been named as one of ICMP’s new ambassadors. I believe in the potential of music education to help inspire the next generation of top artists and performers. By taking on this role, I hope I can do my bit to influence those who might not think music education is right for them. I cannot wait to hear the new music talent who are going to make submissions. Bring it on.” 

- Vula Malinga

How do I apply? 

 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 vocalist and explaining what being awarded the scholarship would mean to you.
  • Submit a performance video of up to five minutes in length, showcasing your vocal talents. 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’re the main focus of the video.

Your submission video can be one combined piece of up to seven minutes in length, if you’d prefer.

How will applications be judged?

Your application will be 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.

Your submission will be 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.

Application Form