MusiCounts Accelerate Scholarship Awarded to Seven Aspiring Music Professionals Nationwide
Canadian music education charity MusiCounts has unveiled seven MusiCounts Accelerate Scholarship recipients from across Canada. The annual scholarship aims to advance the careers of aspiring music professionals who are nearing the completion of their post-secondary studies in music and music business.
"MusiCounts is thrilled to award Amplify Scholarships to some exciting members of the next generation of music industry leaders,” says Kristy Fletcher, president of MusiCounts. “This scholarship helps launch young people's careers, opens doors, and gets them industry-ready thanks to the generosity of our funding partners, and the amazing mentors who offer their time and expertise. Congratulations to this year's recipients!"
Scholarship recipients, who are nominated by their post-secondary institution, each receive a $5,000 financial award and an intensive mentorship experience to develop their skills and help them kickstart a career in the music industry. The 2022 MusiCounts Accelerate Scholarship virtual workshops and networking experiences will cover areas such as entertainment law, PR and marketing, the role of record labels, music publishing, touring, and more. The workshop mentors include Alysha Brilla (Juno Award-nominated artist, songwriter and producer, session presented by Believe Music), Kathleen Reid (Agent & Managing Director, The Feldman Agency), Keziah Myers (Executive Director, ADVANCE, Canada’s Black Music Business Collective), and Matt Webb (guitarist from the Juno Award-winning band Marianas Trench), with more to be announced soon.
The 2022 MusiCounts Accelerate Scholarship Recipients Are:
Katherine Ahlf, University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)
Darius Crump, Nimbus School of Recording & Media (Vancouver, BC)
Emily Daikin, MacEwan University (Edmonton, AB)
Brianna Lizotte, MacEwan University (Edmonton, AB)
Spencer Mackenzie, Mohawk College (Hamilton, ON)
Mathew Magneson, Humber College (Toronto, ON)
Alexandr Zelenskiy, Metalworks (Mississauga, ON)
To learned more about each recipient, read their bios HERE.
For more information, or to donate to support music education, go to www.musicounts.ca.