LA music production school Icon Collective launches new women’s scholarship
Since its 2005 inception, Los Angeles-based music production school ICON Collective has been helping develop the core technical skills of musicians and aiding in their ultimate unlocking of the innate creative process. In an effort to offer opportunities to those whose talents have been historically excluded, not to mention being absolutely vital to the collective consciousness, Icon Collective has announced its first ever women’s scholarship.
The program’s implementation means one chosen recipient will receive a $19,000 scholarship to ICON’s flagship Los Angeles Music Production program and a $1,000 gear grant from the LA-based collective, Nap Girls — to supplement all their music equipment needs.
Icon Collective’s Branding and Events Director Sarah Bhorntus also went on to explain that the school has thought about starting a women’s scholarship for quite some time.
“There is the issue of the gender gap in music production, of course, but it goes way beyond that,” she said. “We are witnessing a cosmic shift back to the feminine, to mother nature, creativity, the arts, and even in terms of men embracing and tapping into their feminine energy instead of rejecting or denying it. You don’t have to look far to see the results of that kind of suppression. But the pendulum is swinging back and we’re here for it.”
“ICON’s Los Angeles program is an intense and fully-immersive year,” Bhorntus said. “We’re looking for a committed artist whose music serves as a form of self-expression rather than an attempt to replicate what’s hot right now. In addition to that, we hope to award the scholarship to a someone who demonstrates financial need.”
Icon Collective is accepting submissions for the next session until Aug. 17.
Apply for the scholarship here.
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