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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Saint Cecilia Youth Music Scholarships Return For 2023

At the recent AGM of the St Cecilia Youth Music Scholarship's Committee a new President, Jessica Farrell, was unanimously elected, as was a new Vice-President Zoe Gallagher-Avery. Both ladies were finalists and award winners at the St Cecilia Awards Concert from 2001 to 2009, Jessica playing the piano and flute and Zoe , the piano. The committee was very excited that they have now returned to lead us in running the Scholarships.

"I have many fond memories of my time with the Scholarships and am now very happy and enthusiastic to return and give back to the organisation that helped me so much", said Jessica.

The Eurobodalla St Cecilia Youth Music Scholarship Association was formed back in 1995 by local resident Maria de Rocco to provide support, encouragement and financial support to local young musicians. Every year auditions are held, with an independent adjudicator, for students from 8 to 18 years of age. There are two age divisions in both classical and contemporary music and twelve scholarships are awarded ranging from $200 to $1000.

This year's auditions will be held on 7/8 October. The Awards Concert will be held at St Bernards Church on Sunday 19 event not to be missed.

The committee is very pleased to thank Batemans Bay Rotary for offering to assist our committee this year.

Further information will soon be provided on our website

Above: St Cecilia Youth Scholarship's 2023 Committee, from left, John Haslem, Deborah Buchanan, Lindy Connolly, Jessica Farrell, Wendy Black, Julie Murray, Richard Edwards. Absent: Lyndall Lassau, Zoe Gallagher-Avery, Frances Harney, Chris Heazlewood


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