Muskoka Men Of Song Announce Bursary Winners

Posted: 2019-05-13 11:02:12 By: hbr

The Muskoka Men of Song announced the Sean Kelly Memorial Bursary 2019 bursary awards for ten students of music across Muskoka on Friday.

2019 is the 35th anniversary of The Muskoka Men of Song and the Sean Kelly Memorial Bursary Program, named after the late Sean Kelly, a founding member of the choir, was created in the early 1990s.

The 2019 student winners represent a wide variety of instruments and talent, including violin, piano, trumpet, flute, vocal and drums.  Some of the students will be performing at The Muskoka Men of Song annual spring concert on June 7, 2019, others at the choir’s Christmas Concert in December and others at other venues in the area.

Kara McClung and Selah Tate, both from Huntsville are vocalists, and students of Jillian McDougal; Bridgette Johnson and Simon Johnson of Bracebridge provide a delightful combination of piano and violin are students of the Suzuki School of Music.

Alex Cull of Huntsville and also a student of violin with Suzuki School of Music; Beniah Good (piano), Ethan Pinto (piano), are both from Bracebridge and students of Mary Ruth Woodhouse; Corbin Walsh, Port Sydney is a drummer under the instruction of Dave Hudson of the Bracebridge Legion Pipe and Drums Band;  Gabrielle White of Huntsville studies saxophone and other instruments with Kim Barlow; and Matthew Lacroix of Bala studies flute with Lianne Edwards and piano with Dan McCoy.

All the students have proven their efficiency in their chosen musical studies and will be a welcome addition to The Muskoka Men of Song concert presentations.