VIDLA Student of the Year 2010 – 2011

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that the inaugural recipient of our Student of the Year Award is James Gregory (Associate Diploma in Contemporary Vocals) of the West Midlands, UK.

James is a simply outstanding vocal coach and pedagogue who has trained at the highest levels in a wide range of vocal disciplines. Having completed his Associate Diploma, and ever hungry for more knowledge, he is currently studying with Hilary Canto on her Toning for Singing course.

To read more about James, or to train with him, please visit his website:

Making a decision as to who was to receive the award in this inaugural year (the award has been launched in celebration of our 10th anniversary) was difficult, as the standard of students in the last academic year has been higher than ever, and many were considered potential worthy winners. Eventually we whittled it down to three names, and after much deliberation, settled on James as the very best of a very fine field! The other two students who made it to our top three were Britt Packer (Worcester, UK) and Celeste Khanna (Dubai) who both did exemplary work in the Diploma in Contemporary Vocal Teaching.

Many congratulations to James!



One thought on “VIDLA Student of the Year 2010 – 2011

  1. That’s so wonderful to be named as one of the three top students.I am very grateful and even more inspired to achieve my goals.
    Thank you so much- it means a great deal to me!

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