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June Emerson Wind Music Launchpad Prize

We're absolutely delighted to announce that the 2021 Launchpad Prize has been awarded to...

from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Jessica Taylor - Soprano A recent graduate of the new multi-instrument course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Jess is a well rounded musician on flute and clarinet as well as the saxophone.
Meg Glover - Alto Meg is a fourth year student at the Welsh college, on the classical saxophone course. She is both a confident soloist and a great team player.
Olivia Madaffari - Tenor Olivia is another graduate of the college from the Jazz department who also has a great background in classical playing, this gives her a great well rounded knowledge of playing styles.
Hannah Garnett - Baritone Also a recent graduate, Hannah came from the classical saxophone department and has learnt to master all four main saxophones, deciding to focus on the baritone.

About the Prize

The Launchpad Prize was an idea that began as a desire to help young musicians in some significant way. With our limited financial resources it was difficult to come up with something that would make enough of a difference to make it worthwhile. The idea of sponsoring a prize at one of the UK music colleges was something we just couldn't afford, and we also felt that we'd like to offer something to more that just one college and be a little more 'hands on'. We eventually decided that we would assist one young (predominantly) final year wind ensemble from each of the 7 major UK music colleges to launch themselves onto the professional circuit.

First awarded in 2009, the Launchpad Prize consists of practical help, including: a substantial JEWM music voucher, dedicated space on the JEWM website, publicity at any time through our online media channels (our blog, Twitter, Facebook etc.), editorial coverage wherever possible, unlimited free paper advertising inserted into music orders, exclusive access to the JEWM shop with use of all music and facilities, complimentary copies of all current and future Emerson Edition publications which fit their instrumental line-up and anything else we can think of!

For news, performances and updates, go to the Launchpad Prize Facebook Page


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