BERMAGUI girl Sharlee Cantrill, 10, loves to sing and it has been part of her life for many years now.
Sharlee was selected to attend the National Choral School – Junior Gondwana for her dedication and commitment to music.
The scholarship which was part funded by Four Winds is seen as fantastic opportunity to open the doors for the young and talented to progress into a music career.
The Junior Gondwana program held in January is an inspirational choral workshop for 10-13 year olds, led by national and international musicians, held at Macquarie University, Sydney.
This once in a lifetime opportunity for Sharlee was made possible by a number of supporters including the Four Winds Inspiring program, together with Bermagui Public School, Sharlee's music teacher, Dan Scollay and Conductor/Composer, Dan Walker, who were also part of the Four Winds Inspiring program in 2011, when the Sydney Children's Choir visited the region.
Sharlee not only had the opportunity to participate in this fabulous musical experience, she also had the excitement of being in Sydney. She was not only very impressed with the whole program and the opportunity she was given, she was thrilled with the day excursion to The Rocks.
When asked what was the most exciting part of the scholarship, Sharlee responded: “Everything was the best” and the smile said it all.
This young and talented girl was truly amazed by the experience and Sharlee hopes to be able to attend further workshops in the future.
Sharlee’s mum Lynda Cantrill said, “We were delighted to receive the support from Four Winds and the local community to give Sharlee this special opportunity.”
“Sharlee had been singing ever since she was very young and only in the last 18 months has she taken her talents more seriously.”
Four Winds recognises that music has the power to transform lives by providing positive life enhancing experiences.
Studies show that listening, moving to and emotionally responding to music in one of the key factors in developing mind and emotional cognitive functions.
Four Winds congratulates Sharlee on her achievements!
For more information, please contact Penny Amberg on 0448 129 420 or check our website at www.fourwinds.com.au