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September 20, 2018Kingston Academy of Music invites applications for new scholarship

The Kingston Academy of Music announced today (8th September) that it is launching a new scholarship that will provide free tuition for one academic year in any of the music or vocal classes available at the Dalkey based Academy.

The new scholarship is open to applications from students aged between five and 18-yares-of-age who live in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area.

The Academy which has been located in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area since its foundation, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this academic year and the provision of the scholarship is one of the activities planned to mark the milestone.

Announcing the scholarship in Dalkey Library, the Academy’s founder and director Audrey McKenna said, “We are aware that there are talented students in our local community who may be interested in music as a subject but cannot afford to pay for lessons. We hope this scholarship will encourage one student to take their interest in music to the next level.

“As an independent music school that does not receive any support from local or national organizations or government, we have always been aware of the lack of access for gifted students to quality music educations and have previously provided scholarships and subsidized lessons to deserving students,” Ms McKenna continued. “This is the first time we have publicly invited applications for a scholarship from our local community and we hope there will be a big response.”

Applications in the form of a letter stating what instrument or vocal course the applicant is interested in plus up to 100 words saying why he or she should receive the scholarship should be sent to by the closing date of 30th September 2018. Applications will be assessed by the Academy’s advisory panel and the recipient will be announced by 15th October. No correspondence will be entered into about applications.