Monday, June 11, 2012

Calling Applicants for the Esk Community Choir's $1000 Bursary

Esk Community Choir is calling for nominations from talented music students to apply for the 2012  
$1000 Bursary.
Since the formation of the Esk Community Choir 34 years ago, the choir has seen its role within the local community as one of real significance and potential. This is particularly directed towards the musical potential in the youth of the district and, in addition to giving regular concerts and encouragement sessions in local schools as well as providing the children of the area a platform from which to showcase their talents,  the Esk Community Choir has, since 2009, initiated an award of a $1000 bursary to assist students from the Esk/ Toogoolawah Region, 17 years and under, who exhibit outstanding musical talent.  This money awarded is to assist the successful student with expenses involved in their musical education.
To date, two young instrumentalists have been recipients of the $1000 bursary.   Trumpet player, Courtney Oxenford, who in 2009,  a student at Toogoolawah High School,  was enabled to attend musical workshops overseas and has since been selected to play trumpet with the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra.  Courtney’s musical career continues to soar.  Clarinetist, Holly Smith,  at the time of her receiving the bursary also a student at Toogoolawah High School,  has gone on to become a vital member of the Queensland Youth Orchestra.
Application Forms are available on the Esk Community Choir website: or by contacting the Choir's Musical Director, Alexis FitzGerald on 0408 195 758   email: 

Applications for this $1000 bursary will close on 10th August, 2012.  No late entries will be accepted.

Sue Walker

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