Lochaber High School student Lucy Bloom has been offered a place at Manchester’s Chetham School of Music’s Summer School playing her bass clarinet. The course offers ‘instrument workshops and personalised guidance, singing, musicianship and ensemble music playing, with performance opportunities on a professional concert hall stage’
Lucy, from Achdalieu, said “There are not many opportunities to play in ensembles in the Highlands and I feel this is a great chance to improve my playing and meet new people from other musical backgrounds”
Karen Thomson, Principal Music Instructor with High Life Highland’s Music Tuition Service, said that Lucy is a talented and enthusiastic musician who plays a vital part in the well-established wind band programme run by High Life Highland music instructors. She added “I was delighted to hear that Lucy had applied for the Summer Course at Chethams, allowing her to build on and refine her technical skills as well as benefitting from the wonderful new experience of performing with a full orchestra. Many thanks to Lochaber Rotary for its very generous financial contribution towards this important and exciting opportunity in Lucy’s musical development”.
Rotary President Flora McKee said that the Club was delighted to contribute £500 from the ‘Kenneth J Macpherson Memorial Trust for Young Musicians of Lochaber’, now administered by Rotary, towards Lucy’s course in Manchester and added “This is an important course that will benefit Lucy and broaden her musical education. We are very pleased to support her”