Calling young Island musicians!

By IW Feb 20, 2022

Talented young musicians are being given the chance to take a step towards excellence, thanks to the West Wight Arts Association (WWAA) bursary scheme.

The WWAA is seeking applicants aged between 11 and 18 who are resident on the Island, and who would like some financial help to further their musical studies, such as the cost of lessons, exams fees, books or transport. The WWAA has a long tradition of encouraging outstanding young musicians who perform at its monthly recitals.

Judith Hunt, of the WWAA, said: “We are keen to encourage talented local music students, who aspire to the excellence of the young concert artists who perform for us, but who need financial support to further their studies.”

Application forms for the bursary are available from the website and must be returned by March 25. All applicants will be considered and shortlisted by WWAA trustees, and candidates will be informed by March 31 if they have been invited for audition.

Auditions for those candidates who have been selected will be held in Freshwater on Sunday April 24.