Immanuel Lutheran College today (31st October) acknowledged two outstanding musicians when the annual Kerry-Anne McDavitt Music Award and Rick Farbach Jazz Scholarship were presented at an awards ceremony.
Year 11 student Dale Auricht received the 2012 Kerry-Anne McDavitt Music Award and Year 12 student Emily Jonas received the 2012 Rick Farbach Jazz Scholarship.
The Kerry-Anne McDavitt Music Award is presented each year to a Year 11 Immanuel student who has displayed outstanding qualities in the areas of leadership, commitment and dedication to music.
The Rick Farbach Jazz Scholarship is sponsored by the Noosa Federation of the Arts and is presented each year to a Year 12 Immanuel student who has displayed excellence, leadership and commitment to music and intends to pursue music beyond their time at Immanuel. This year’s winner, flautist, pianist and vocalist Emily Jonas, hopes to pursue tertiary studies in Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology.
“Immanuel’s music program nurtures each of our students’ unique musical abilities. We are privileged to have many outstanding student performers as well as a dedicated group of superb music teachers and tutors,” said Principal David Bliss.
Rick Farbach was a renowned Sunshine Coast jazz musician who passed away in 2005. The Rick Farbach Jazz Scholarship was created in 2001 by the Noosa Federation of the Arts to honour Mr Farbach’s deep love and lifelong service to music.
The Noosa Federation of the Arts makes an annual donation to the winner on behalf of the Farbach family.
Miss Kerry-Anne McDavitt is an Old Scholar who graduated in 2005. The McDavitt family provides ongoing funding for the award to acknowledge the College’s role in instilling a lifelong love of music and performance in many young Sunshine Coast musicians.