Ableton and BMG join UCA mentorship network.

Scholarship mentors, Mel Uye Parker (Ableton), Yoly Cush (BMG) and Anna Lakatos (Ableton)

Scholarship mentors, Mel Uye Parker (Ableton), Yoly Cush (BMG) and Anna Lakatos (Ableton)

“Today we proudly announce that Ableton and BMG Production music shall be providing mentoring support for scholarship winners.”  

Music Recording Facilities at UCA Farnham, based around the Audient ASP8024

Music Recording Facilities at UCA Farnham, based around the Audient ASP8024

Pioneers in electronic music and technology such as Ada Lovelace and Daphne Oram saw a vision of how technology could be used creatively in their time. Today, the torch is carried by artists like Bjork, Imogen Heap and many others, includinga new generation of Ableton users and BMG artists. The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) scholarship in Music Composition and Technologyis a part of an initiative that will encompass talks, workshops and mentoring that not only celebrates innovators such as these but also seeks toinspire a new generation of music makers. 

Today we proudly announce that Ableton and BMG Production music shall be providing mentoring support for scholarship winners. The Mentors are:

  • Mel Uye Parker (Ableton Certified Trainer, producer, performer and educator)

  • Yoly Cush (BMG Production Music)

  • Anna Lakatos (Ableton Certified Trainer, electronic musician, singer, audio engineer, educator)

The BA/BSc in Music Composition and Technology embraces the true plurality of music in terms of the tools, styles and people involved in the invention of new music. We want students to follow their individual passions while also learning the skills required to become creative practitioners today.  As Ableton Mentor, Melissa Uye Parker writes, 

 “It’s really exciting to join a project that makes such a positive contribution toward the future careers of its students and increasing the visibility of women in music technology. I’m delighted to join the initiative as a mentor and look forward to offering my knowledge, support and guidance!

The 3 x £5,000 Scholarships and mentorship program form part of a wider ambition for the music industry and music education to reflect all voices in our society, As mentor Anna Lakatos states: “It’s very important to provide support and create opportunities that make the whole process more accessible and less scary. I believe this scholarship is doing that perfectly”. Application for students wishing to start in October 2019 are still open.


BMG is one of the world’s largest music groups covering both commercial & production music.  Through London based BMG Production Music and Deep East music they are providing valuable mentorship for the scholars, and talks and advice for all students on the course. An invaluable insight into the inner workings of the music industry.

Ableton is famous for their pioneering software Ableton Live and Max for Live and the hardware instrument, Push. As such, the roster of artists using their products at the forefront of new music across all genres is outstanding. We are delighted that they are providing mentors for our scholars and further talks and demonstrations for all students.


Other Press information:

For more information about our scholarships, please email : scholarships@uca.ac.uk

or contact Dr Harry Whalley: hwhalley@uca.ac.uk