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Japjisingh Valecha pulse college film scoring scholarship

Garry Schyman 2017/18 Scholarship for the MA in Scoring for Film & Visual Media Awarded

Pulse College is delighted to announce the recipient of the Garry Schyman Scholarship Award for 2017/18 as Japjisingh Valecha.

Japjisingh Valecha comes from India and has had training in both Hindustani and Western classical music. He studied at the University of Leeds, graduating with a Bachelor of Music (Hons) specialising in performance and experimental composition. His research interests encompass the origins and utilisation of notation within both Western and Indian musical traditions. Japji enjoys playing in pit bands and has been involved in various musical theatre productions as a rehearsal pianist. He has also composed music for various short films, documentaries and musical theatre productions.

“The Garry Schyman scholarship award comes as a huge recognition and I am extremely grateful to Pulse College for giving me the opportunity to better hone my skills under the guidance of very well respected professionals and scholars. Being accepted onto this course is very exciting as it prepares me holistically to become developed as a professional able to deal with the legal, professional and creative sides of the film scoring industry. The hands-on method of teaching at Pulse is very exciting and I can’t wait to get started and meet like-minded individuals in Dublin.” – Japjisingh Valecha.

Listen to more of Japjisingh’s work via his Soundcloud profile.

MA in Film Scoring Scholarship Opportunities

The Conrad Pope Scholarship, the Christopher Young Scholarship and the Garry Schyman Scholarship are three €3000 scholarship awards offered by Pulse College, in conjunction with these major international artists, exclusively for the Scoring for Film and Visual Media MA Program. All accepted applicants to the Masters program will be automatically considered for either of these scholarship awards. Christopher Young, Conrad Pope and Garry Schyman teach on the Scoring for Film and Visual Media master’s program, and there will be opportunities for professional mentoring with some of the tutors.

Find out more about our Film Scoring Masters and Scholarship Opportunities by clicking here

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