The Academy of Contemporary Music is extremely proud to announce the first ever recipient of the prestigious Freddie Mercury Scholarship. The winner, Arjelevez Maxwell, was chosen due to her outstanding talent for songwriting, her passion and potential. Arjelevez will study the Music Industry Practice degree, completely debt free and will be based at the iconic Metropolis Studios.
ACM and Metropolis announced the first ever Freddie Mercury Scholarship in May 2016. Both ACM and Queen felt that this scholarship would be an excellent celebration of Freddie’s 70th birthday which fell on September 5th.
As world leaders in music education, ACM works to ensure that it continues to bring fresh talent into the heart of the music industry. Having shaped the sector as innovators for over 20 years, it was clear to both ACM and Queen that this was the perfect opportunity to create a long lasting legacy for the next generation of gifted students.
Metropolis Studios CEO, Ian Brenchley, is looking forward to welcoming Arjelevez Maxwell to the powerhouse studio which is the world’s largest independent recording facility, where over 50% of the UK’s Top 40 is serviced.
“We are very excited to welcome Arjelevez on to our ACM degree programme here at Metropolis. Freddie wrote and recorded so much material at our studio and we really feel his legacy lives on whenever we hear his Fazioli grand piano played in Studio A. As a creative at the forefront of the industry and a pioneer of his time, I know Freddie too would be extremely pleased to offer this fantastic opportunity to such a talented young woman.”
Ian Brenchley CEO, Metropolis Studios
“I was already incredibly excited after my induction day at ACM and moving back into London, it’s quite nerve racking to drop everything you once had planned to fully immerse yourself into music so you can pursue your dream.
“I love making music more than anything and already felt so lucky to have an opportunity to do this at the Metropolis Studios, so I really am over the moon to have been picked for the scholarship and ready for what the future holds!”
Freddie Mercury Scholarship winner
To register your interest to study at ACM in 2017 please call the admissions team now: 01483 500 841