As part of DIME’s commitment to a college education for students around the world, we are inviting you to give by donating to DIME via our online portal. Your donation enables DIME ONLINE students to become college educated and to prepare for long-term careers in music. The nearly $15.7 billion worldwide music industry offers vast opportunity for modern music college graduates. Through accredited course curricula, DIME enables a global musical community to access and excel in careers within the music industry. In 4 years, DIME has produced alumni who have successful careers and are working in today’s industry. DIME is a supportive, encouraging community of musicians and entrepreneurs who are focused on helping students achieve their musical and life ambitions.
WHO ARE DIME ONLINE STUDENTS?
DIME ONLINE works in partnership with Falmouth University in the UK to offer accredited Bachelors degrees in Creative Music Performance (Guitar and Drums), Creative Songwriting and Music Entrepreneurship. Students studying on DIME ONLINE degrees, standalone modules and short courses are people who are creative and passionate about music, and value the importance of music in culture. Music heals, music encourages community, music touches people everywhere, for many reasons.
DIME ONLINE students are located all over the world but study together using an innovative virtual learning environment called Canvas, to collaborate, discuss, and learn from each other and DIME ONLINE’s tutor team.
DIME ONLINE students are based across the world and are part of a global music community. Since DIME ONLINE began offering programmes, we have enrolled students from countries as diverse as Brazil, Cambodia, China, Finland, India, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, Korea, South Africa, and Turkey.
DID YOU KNOW?
- DIME ONLINE’s achievement rates are exceptional. Since starting our degrees in 2014, 55% of our students have been awarded First Class awards.
- A significant number of students are mature, juggling their studies with careers, professional responsibilities, parenting and other commitments.
- Many students choose DIME ONLINE because of the flexibility it offers them to study when and where they want, alongside their other responsibilities.
- However, some students are not able to access funding in their home country, making their hope of achieving their musical dreams and obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree, a challenge.
YOUR DONATION CAN HELP THESE STUDENTS!
If you are planning to give a donation of $5,000 or more, G1 Impact operates on a Model C fiscal sponsorship model and will provide governance, reporting and general oversight for your donation.
G1 Impact seeks funding for all levels of fiscal sponsorship and impact fund incubation. Typical impact fund incubation program costs are $30,000 per year.
For more information on G1 Impact at DIME Detroit, please contact Karl Middleton at DIME Detroit, 313-223-1600, firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also read more about DIME and G1 impact HERE.
DIME ONLINE GRADUATES
DALTON SITZLER (USA) started at DIME Detroit but transferred to DIME ONLINE mid-way through his studies after being offered a substantial touring opportunity. Dalton has since toured extensively across the US with acclaimed Detroit-based artist Flint Eastwood, as well as session and touring gigs for LaPeer and Natalie Lucassian.
Since graduating from DIME ONLINE in September 2016 GEOFF LEA (UK) has attained a Fellowship of the London College of Music in Music Performance (Level 7). He has a thriving teaching practice and is constantly gigging with a number of local bands. Read more about Geoff’s success HERE.
NUNO MONTERIO (PORTUGAL) is part of the teaching faculty at PG Guitar Studio in Oporto, Portugal, He also maintains a busy gigging schedule, performing with a variety of different bands and on shows. Visit Nuno’s website HERE.
Since graduating from DIME ONLINE, RICCARDO BELLUOMINI (ITALY) has continued to live in Italy where has thriving teaching practice that currently covers six local schools. In addition to maintaining a busy gigging schedule with several bands, he is currently working on a drum tuition book aimed at beginner level students. Read Riccardo’s student story HERE.
KOSTAS KOUKOURIGKOS (GREECE/GERMANY) now lives in Berlin and has been working in the live sector. He’s had roles as a production assistant at a promotions company before completing an 8-month internship with Greyzone Concerts. He has also been part of the production team at Desertfest Berlin. Kostas is currently interviewing for the position of Assistant project management at Semmel Concerts, one of the main promotion /booking agencies in Germany!
ANDY BASIOLA (ITALY) recently graduated and spoke to us about his experiences at DIME ONLINE. In the following video Andy tells us about how the programme gave him the flexibility to study for a degree alongside his extensive teaching practice and his various music projects, including the recording of his debut EP, ‘Beyond The Illusion’.
NEIL SCHOEMAN (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) also recently filmed a graduate story for DIME! In his story, Neil tells us about how the programme gave him the flexibility to study for a degree alongside his professional music career. After graduating from DIME ONLINE, Neil moved to London where he completed a full MMus qualification. He is currently balancing a busy gigging and teaching schedule in the UAE, which is where he lived and worked while he was a DIME ONLINE student. He has recently recorded a solo instrumental album which will be released by the end of 2018.
READ MORE OF DIME ONLINE’S CURRENT AND ALUMNI STUDENT STORIES HERE!