Isle of Man News - POSTED Tue 13-03-2018

New bursary scheme for Manx musicians

by TH

New bursary scheme for Manx musicians

Young Manx musicians are being urged to apply for funding which would allow them to attend music school.

A new bursary has been established thanks to a bequest from Roz Kelly – a Manx musician who sang with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and the Liverpool Chamber Choir.

She was keen for other people to have the opportunity to participate in music as she had.

The bursary will see each student receive £1,000 to fund a place at a summer school of their choice in the UK.

Maggie Richardson is the head of the Island’s Music Service: "I was very humbled to talk to Roz shortly before she died. 

"She wanted to share with me some of the very fond musical memories she had, especially of playing with the Manx Youth Orchestra.

"She took part in some tours and her favourite experience was sleeping under the stars during their tour to Israel.

"Roz was so passionate about giving back and her bequest will ensure many years of young people benefiting from her generosity."

Applications for the scheme are now open to Island residents aged between 16 and 21 – for more information contact the Music Service on 686558.

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