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
As part of the recent appointment of singing star Steve Balsamo to the position of UK Patron for VIDLA, we are pleased to announce that we will be launching The Steve Balsamo Scholarship in the Spring of 2012. The scholarship will be awarded to ONE applicant only, and on this inaugural year will be available … Continue reading VIDLA: Steve Balsamo Scholarship to be launched Spring 2012
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 … Continue reading VIDLA Student of the Year 2010 – 2011