Check out the great man here! http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/walesmusic/2012/07/interview-steve-balsamo-rosalie-deighton.shtml We'll be launching our search for the 2012 / 13 recipients of The Steve Balsamo Scholarship and The John Owen Jones Award soon - stay tuned! You can check out the scholarship pages here.
All of our students work extremely hard, not just to pass their courses, but also to produce resources for their own students. Samantha Laurilla, the 2012 recipient of The John Owen Jones Award, has recently produced a great guide to looking after your voice on a day-to-day basis. It's packed with easy-to-follow, common sense advice, … Continue reading Looking after your voice
We are absolutely delighted to announce that the recipients of the inaugural John Owen Jones Award and the Steve Balsamo Scholarship have now been selected by a panel of VIDLA's finest! The standard of entrants was very high and that made the panel's job tricky - who to choose? How to separate one excellent candidate from another? … Continue reading John Owen Jones Award & Steve Balsamo Scholarship 2012 recipients chosen
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!
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 announced last month that ace vocal coach and researcher James Gregory had won the VIDLA Student of the Year 2010-2011 Award. We've just had this picture in, of James actually with his award, so we thought we'd share! James came to VIDLA already hugely qualified and experienced in his field, with a list of … Continue reading VIDLA Student of the Year Award 2010-2011, James Gregory