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Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award 2018

Trish Thompson, Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award Winner 2018

PHOTO by Meredith O’Shea. Patricia Thompson winner of the Newsboys foundation Regional Music Award at the Melbourne Recital Centre. 10 finalists will be performing today for the Bach Competition .THE AGE. 17TH JUNE 2018

The 2018 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.

The 2018 Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award was won by Trish Thompson from Portland (south east coast of Victoria).

Further information on the 2018 Bach Competition winners can be found at the MRC website.