Students Win with 2016 Jack Richardson London Music Awards

January 21, 2016

For Immediate Release

Students Win with 2016 Jack Richardson London Music Awards

LONDON (Ontario) London and area students pursuing music at the post-secondary level in either the production or performance side could win a $1000.00 scholarship from the not-for-profit Jack Richardson London Music Awards.

This is the first year for the Jack Richardson London Music Awards Ken Palmer Bursary. Palmer was an integral part of the London music scene for over 40 years as a performer with the Dixie Flyers, Artistic Director of the Home County Folk Festival and a music teacher. Richardson was a world-famous music producer, based in London.

This year, two $1,000 bursaries will be awarded to graduating high school students going on to music education at either the Faculty of Music at Western University, the Music Industry Arts (MIA) Program; the Music Recording Arts (MRA) Program at Fanshawe College or the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology (OIART).

“The LDCSB is very appreciative of this generous award from the JRLMA. It will help students and demonstrates their commitment to music education” says Bill Hall Chair, London District Catholic School Board

Award winners will be announced at the 2016 Jack Richardson London Music Awards – Sunday, April 17 at The London Music Hall – 185 Queens Ave. – doors open at 6:00 p.m. – the free show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Deadline for bursary application is midnight March 3, 2016.

Praise for the Bursary:

“London is the best city in Canada to study music and music technology. OIART is excited and grateful that the JRLMA has created this Bursary to recognize and support the development of local talent right here in London.”

Robert Breen, Career Development and Industry RelationsOntario Institute of Audio Recording Technology (OIART).

“The JRLMA has created an excellent initiative for young music students to study and practice what they love, here in London. The Music Industry Arts program in Fanshawe College applauds and supports the JRLMA for creating this bursary. Thank you JRLMA!”

Steve Malison, Program Coordinator Music Industry Arts, Fanshawe College

“The Don Wright Faculty of Music supports this award from the JRLMA, which in turn provides students the opportunity to study that which inspires them.”

Betty Anne Younker, Ph.D. Dean, Professor of Music Education Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University

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Mario Circelli – Chair – Jack Richardson London Music Awards

Linda Wharton – Jack Richardson London Music Awards Ken Palmer Bursary


Mario Circelli

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