Troy Cassar-Daley Scholarship Announced
The Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA) is thrilled to announce
the creation of the Troy Cassar-Daley Scholarship to the Australian College
of Country Music.
The Scholarship will fund an Indigenous country music artist based in NSW to
attend the nationally recognised Australian College of Country Music.
College now entering its 12th year is widely recognised and respected as the
leading specialist course in Australian country music.
The Scholarship, a direct result of funding obtained through Arts NSW will
be offered for the first time in 2008. A scholarship can make all the
difference for a a student when it comes to choosing a school. For many
students, financial responsibility is a large demand. For example,
strategic PR and networking can help a
student find the right financial aid for them. Not every student is lucky
enough to achieve a scholarship. For students who are ready to attain their
arts degree, or even something like a
technology MBA, they sure can benefit from
working hard and having determination.
“The inclusion of the Scholarship is an exciting development for the
College. The CMAA are extremely honoured to be able to offer this
opportunity, and feel that it is very fitting that it carries Troy’s name in
the official title.” said Cheryl Hayes General Manager of the CMAA.
Multi Golden Guitar and ARIA winner, Troy is one of the most respected and
popular Australian country music artists of the modern era. Troy’s appeal
transcends all age groups and backgrounds, and makes him the perfect choice
for the Scholarship to carry his name.
“The CMAA Australian College of Country Music is an incredible opportunity
for any artist to attend, so naturally I am honoured to be involved. The
College has always encouraged Indigenous artists to apply, but now through
this Scholarship a placement is guaranteed.
Country music has played such an important and positive role in my life and
I would encourage any Indigenous
artist to follow their dreams, just like I
did.’ said Troy.
The scholarship will cover course fees and living costs for the two-week
College that takes place in Tamworth each January in the lead up to the
annual Country Music Festival.
Any NSW based Indigenous artists between the ages of 18 and 35 are
encouraged to apply. Applications will be received until the 30th August
2007 with the scholarship expected to be announced in September. For more
www.country.com.au or contact Cath Grippo at the CMAA
Country Music Association of Australia
Tel: 02 6766 1577
PO Box 298
TAMWORTH NSW 2340
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