Newsboys Foundation Awards

2017 Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award

The 2017 Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award, in partnership with the Melbourne Recital Centre, is part of the MRC annual Bach Competition.

The Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award seeks to address some of the issues affecting music students living in regional areas, including working in isolation and the added challenges associated with accessing learning opportunities. The award involves travel and one week’s accommodation for the student and a parent/guardian in Melbourne and a daily per diem; lessons with a top teacher on the relevant instrument; complimentary tickets to concerts at Melbourne Recital Centre during that week; mentoring/shadowing opportunities with Melbourne Recital Centre’s artistic and production staff; and the opportunity to go ‘behind-the-scenes’ with direct contact to industry professionals.

The prize is applicable to entrants who live, and attend a Victorian Government school, in rural or regional Victoria to enable such students to benefit from musical tuition opportunities that otherwise may not be open to them.

Further information on the 2017 Bach Competition can be found here.

The 2016 Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award was won by Lily McCann from Colbinabbin (near Bendigo). Lily McCann (age 16) grew up in Tasmania attending the Friends’ School in Hobart. She studied the violin with Christopher Kimber and played with the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra. In 2016, Lily’s family moved to rural Victoria and live on a farm in Colbinabbin.

Further information on the 2016 Bach Competition winners can be found here.


2016 Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award

The Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award, in partnership with VicSRC, recognises an exceptional student leader in Victoria. The 2016 Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award was won by Kelly Phan from Bendigo Senior Secondary College. Details of Kelly’s win can be found on the VicSRC website or the Yobendigo site here.

The finalists for the 2016 Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award were Thomas Velican from Nossal High School and Kristen Sellings from Yarram Secondary College.

Learn more about Kelly, Thomas and Kristen on the VicSRC YouTube channel.

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