The deadline for applications for The John Owen Jones Award and The Steve Balsamo Scholarship came and went this weekend, so now we have the giant task of selecting the lucky recipients! The standard of applicants was really high and we know it's going to be a tough job to whittle them down. I'm thinking … Continue reading VIDLA Scholarships 2012 – Selection Begins
The Master Himself, otherwise known as John Owen Jones, musical theatre star, VIDLA Patron and all round one-man talent-fest, has a new album out and we recommend that you do your ears a favour and get yourself a copy! John's performances as The Phantom in Phantom of the Opera and Jean Valjean in Les Miserables have been … Continue reading John Owen Jones Unmasked – New Album!
Patron John Owen Jones is about to start his run as The Phantom in the all-new Phantom of the Opera UK Tour this month, with the first dates being in Plymouth (Theatre Royal) from 27th Feb - 31st March. John will stay in the role until 29th September, when Earl Carpenter will take over from him. For … Continue reading VIDLA folks on tour!
2012 sees us launch our first annual scholarships, The Steve Balsamo Scholarship and The John Owen Jones Award The scholarships, which are available for any of our accredited distance-learning courses for vocalists and vocal coaches, will be awarded to deserving applicants who would not otherwise be able to afford to study with us, and who … Continue reading VIDLA Scholarships: The Steve Balsamo Scholarship & The John Owen Jones Award
We are delighted to announce that John Owen Jones has joined VIDLA as our second UK Patron. He joins Steve Balsamo (UK) and Dena Murray (USA) in the role. John says: "It is a great pleasure to be involved with a programme committed to helping people be the best that they can be. That's a … Continue reading John Owen Jones joins VIDLA as UK Patron