ACM at Home July Roundup – DigiFest, New Songwriting Challenge and More!

29 Jul 2020

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The ACM Community continues to stay connected, creative and informed. July saw ACM launch DigiFest, supporting our amazing FE, Foundation and HE students, in an online festival jam-packed full of performances and online panels with industry experts.

We initiated our NEW monthly Songwriting Challenge – with two fantastic prizes from global audio brand, Shure, continued to deliver daily Instagram Live sessions, and saw students and alumni produce some fantastic music. Finally, we held two more Digital Open Days this month – be sure to join us for our next one on Wednesday 5th August to learn more about what ACM has to offer!

ACM Collaborations

We were excited to see ACM students Alex Vanderkelen (guitar), Alex Hancox (bass), Jordon Tonkmor (keys) and Frazer Stanford (drums) perform an inspiring cover of Lido’s “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers.Watch the full video here.

Well done to The ACM at Home Choir who once again collaborated online and performed an amazing cover of S.E.L’s (Tutor Emma-Louise) “Elevation”:

Songwriting Challenge

Calling on the ACM community – get involved in our latest monthly #ACMSongChallenge. With two fantastic prizes up for grabs from global audio brand, Shure, make sure you don’t miss out! Deadline is Sunday 9th August. Learn more about the competition and T&Cs here.

🤩 NEW ACM Songwriting Challenge with Two Fantastic Prizes!

🎤🎧🌟 Win* a Shure SM58 Mic + SRH440 Headphones! 🤩 ACM community – get involved in our latest monthly #ACMSongChallenge. With two fantastic prizes up for grabs from global audio brand, Shure, make sure you don't miss out! 👇 #ACMatHome🎵 Word of inspo: "Live"👉 Deadline: Sunday 9th August📽️ Film yourself performing the song or make a graphic video with the track included🏷️ Tag us: #ACMSongChallenge⭐ Prizes: Shure SRH440 Headphones + Shure SM58 Mic (and will feature on ACM's social channels).➡️ Learn more / *T&Cs apply:

Posted by ACM Guildford on Wednesday, July 22, 2020


ACM launched ‘DigiFest’, an online festival of student music, video games/music industry panels, celebrating all of our student’s work across all campuses, disciplines and levels. We are extremely proud of all of our students and wish to reward them for the outstanding work they produced for DigiFest. We will be hosting an awards ceremony to champion the very best work submitted, with fantastic prizes from our industry partners.

Sign up to our awards ceremony on 7th August!

Student and Alumni Success

A touching original song called “Mind” from ACM student Tabi in support of #MentalHealthAwareness:

We caught up with ACM alumnus Arthur Bean, who has partnered up with Grammy-nominated producer, Che Pope (previously working with Kanye West, Eminem and The Weeknd)! We learnt about Arthur’s new release with Che, his music inspirations, upcoming projects and more! Read our article here.


ACM alumna Tilly Valentine featured on BBC Radio 1 with the amazing Nick Grimshaw and Yungblud:

If you dream of achieving success in the creative industries, join us for our new Digital Open Day Experience. We can’t wait to see what our alumni do next – and we’d love to welcome you into the ACM community.

Digital Open Days