Confetti Music degree students win £600 worth of music equipment each with Focusrite Scholarship

Tuesday March 22, 2022

Four Music degree students have bagged their selves over £600 worth of professional music equipment following successful applications to a partnered scholarship with Focusrite.

Nathan Flynn, Ben Blackadder, Lucy Crisp and James Harris were all chosen by Sam Hayward from Focusrite for their phenomenal applications, and as a result took home a bundle of equipment including, a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Studio, Launchkey 37 MkIII and ADAM Audio T7Vs studio monitors. The new gear is perfect for home recording, song writing and music production.


The applications:  

To enter, each student was required to submit the following:

  • Create a short video, telling us who you are, why you are studying on the course, and why the scholarship would be great for your creative career progression.


  • Compose a track with no real boundaries.


  • Share a presentation (10 minutes max) of the project (why that song, how they made it etc.) in either a video format or via a recorded presentation.


Focusrite EMEA Sales and Education Channel Manager, Sam Hayward was responsible for assessing each application and had this to say about each of the winning submissions:

Nathan Flynn – Audio and Music Technology student:

“It was the first one I watched and I was so impressed by the amount of effort that had gone in his introduction video and his reasoning why he as one the course and why he would like to be involved in the scholarship. His track was clever and atmospheric and met the brief he set himself in the videos”.

Ben BlackadderAudio and Music Technology student

“Great run through and explanation that he’s gone from 0-100mph really quickly in his production. Great glitchy tune too”.

Lucy Crisp – Music Performance student

“Lucy is VERY passionate about what she’s doing. It’s clear she’s got a bit of a plan for herself and her enthusiasm for her learning shines through”.

James Harris – Audio and Music Technology student

“Great tune and his intro video and track explanation merged really well into his tune which built well throughout. Very passionate about where his roots are and what’s led him to doing the course he’s doing”.

Scholarship winner, Lucy Crisp said:

“I am over the moon to be one of the first ever acceptants of the Focusrite Scholarship at Confetti. I’ve always highly valued what the degree course provides and just being able to showcase my work to the judges was an amazing opportunity to demonstrate my capabilities as a female solo artist in the music industry. I cannot wait to develop my creativity even further and create some amazing music using the technology!”.


About Focusrite: 

Focusrite are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional audio equipment and are especially known for their audio recording interfaces. The company create a variety of products ranging from entry level all the way up to industry standard pre-amps for professional studios. Their iconic red 2i2 interfaces have played a huge role in providing new musicians, producers and engineers with affordable, quality equipment – encouraging a new generation creatives.

Focusrite are also the parent company to several well-respected audio equipment manufacturers including, Adam Audio and Novation. Collectively, the companies create a range of products perfect for a variety of creative situations and projects. One could quite easily create an entire studio from the products Focusrite offer.

As part of our partnership with Focusrite, Confetti students can enjoy up to 25% off all Focusrite products. If you’re currently studying with us and would like to find out more about this initiative, please contact your course leader.

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