For the third year running, Adrian James Acoustics is proud to announce its music scholarship scheme.
The AJA Scholarship initiative was launched in 2022 to encourage excellence and commitment. Promising instrumentalists from across Norfolk can apply for financial support. An advisory panel from Norfolk County Youth Orchestra chooses the award winners alongside Guildhall Young Artists Norwich, which provides coaching from outstanding tutors.
The first four young musicians to be honoured were presented with their awards at a concert in St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich on 7 April 2022.
One of the award winners was 15-year-old percussionist Lewis Meehan.
Lewis said: “I was thrilled to receive the scholarship. As I play drums and percussion, there is quite a lot of expensive equipment to buy, so the award means that I can get some cymbals and new drum heads. I am very grateful for this and I enjoy playing with NCYO”.
Along with Lewis, the other 2022 music scholarship award-winners were Catherine McCardel (violin), Fredi Davies (oboe) and Madison Lambert (viola).
To be in the running for a scholarship in 2024, instrumentalists need to make a recording and fill out the application from at this link.
Image credits: Chrissie Owens / NCYO