This year, four former graduates of the Barbados Community College (BCC) from the Division of Fine Arts received National Development Scholarships to pursue further studies overseas. The awards which are for the academic period 2012-13 are awarded by the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development. Three students graduated from the Associate Degree programme in Music and the fourth student graduated with an Associate Degree in Dance.
Brian, who was one of the first part-time music students in the Division, graduated in 2002. He currently teaches music at the Christ Church Foundation School and is the Bandmaster of the Barbados Defence Force Band. Brian, who plays the saxophone, will be pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Music at Boston University in the United States.
Dwight, who is also a saxophonist, graduated from BCC in 2009. He plans to pursue a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education and Performance at York University in Canada.
Brian graduated in 2009 with an Associate Degree in Music. He is a trumpeter. Brian is the composer and arranger of 'My Advice', the calypso sung by music student, Aisha 'Mandisa' Butcher winner of the 2012 Junior Monarch competition (13 to 18 category). Brian is planning to pursue a Bachelor of Science programme in Music at Lehman College in the United States.
Pearl-Ann graduated with an Associate Degree in Dance in 2011. She will be pursuing a 2 ½ year programme in Dance at Belhaven University in Mississippi.
Congratulations to these students as well as to all staff, past and present, who contributed to their development and success.