We've been overwhelmed with the standard of applicants for this year's scholarships, which we are able to offer courtesy of two of our Patrons, the brilliant, awesome and all-round lovely John Owen Jones and Steve Balsamo. Whittling down the applicants is never an easy job but we're delighted to announce this year's recipients - both guys, … Continue reading John Owen Jones Award & Steve Balsamo Scholarship 2014
The Academy re-opens today and we're firing on all cylinders! As is usual in January, we've come back to a lot of applications from eager new students - especially those who want to train to teach singing - and we're lining up some fab new training opportunities, workshops and courses. It's also the time of … Continue reading Singing Teacher Scholarships 2013
We've just finished our annual review. We do this because we're always keen to make sure that we're delivering the best possible courses for the best possible prices. VIDLA's continued growth and success over the last twelve months means that in the coming year, we're going to be able to pass on some of the … Continue reading New Courses, Lower Fees, 2013 Scholarships… and we’re going global!
For those who haven't caught the posts on Facebook or Twitter: there have been a couple of recent changes for two of our sites - The VIDLA Network is now at: http://www.vidla-network.com And the blog, which you are currently reading (!) has moved to http://www.vidla.info I guess while we're here we may as well complete … Continue reading New VIDLA URLs
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
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