Contemporary Music Award (Academy of Contemporary Music)

The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM)  Scholarship Prize of £1,000 recognises outstanding performance qualities in popular music performance. This award is open to all performance students through nomination and decision of the performance faculty committee. Candidates are nominated and scored on criteria including skill/virtuosity, uniqueness of approach, consistency of development, breadth of skill, outstanding achievement, technology and performance, and forward looking potential.

All students studying in their final year of the Music Performance degree at the ACM are eligible for the Scholarship Prize. Students submit a video to showcase their ability, together with a personal statement to articulate their plans for career development in the music industry and how the money would help them achieve their goals.

The 2023 winner is Molly Wilcox.

A list of winners may be found here