WELLAND (Special) – The Welland-Port Colborne branch of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ORMTA) is hosting a student scholarship fund-raising concert Sunday, April 10 at 2 pm at Central United Church, 12 Young Street, Welland. It Features a variety of skilled local musicians playing selections from diverse genres of music including classical, opera, jazz, and musical theatre.
Featured performers include John Sherwood, jazz pianist; Barbara Mantini, of the Mantini Sisters; the Lakeshore CSS Jazz Ensemble; Cynthia Vermeer, flute; Holy Cross Samba Band; Ryan Baxter, piano; Breanne Rourke, soprano; Ashley Kennedy, flute; Lakeshore CSS Pulse; RLA Vocal Trio; Sarah Egert, piano; Lindsey Cook, French horn; and Linda Bruch, piano.
Admission is $15 per person, $30 for families. Tickets are available at the door, or from your local ORMTA member teacher.
All proceeds go to the Student Scholarship Fund of the Welland-Port Colborne ORMTA, which awards scholarships in order to encourage and assist those pursuing musical studies. The branch currently sponsors several scholarships annually which are awarded to performers in select classes of the Port Colborne Festival of the Arts each spring. As well, scholarships are awarded to musicians studying with ORMTA members who earn marks of 80% or more on instrumental, vocal and theory examinations through Royal Conservatory of Music, Conservatory Canada, or Canadian National Conservatory of Music.
The Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ORMTA) is a not-for-profit provincial organization which aims to encourage and provide the highest calibre of music education possible and to promote exceptional standards of music in each community. The Welland-Port Colborne branch, in addition to awarding scholarships, hosts student recitals several times a year, as well as occasional workshops.