Tegan Kirkpatrick, of Buderim, has been awarded The Events Centre – 2014 Scholarship for the Performing Arts in recognition of her outstanding dedication to music, performance and production.
The scholarship is awarded on an annual basis, and is designed to foster the development of young local talent by contributing to the cost of studying in a full-time accredited tertiary level course in the performing arts field. 2014 is the seventh year the scholarship has been awarded.
Tegan was awarded with a cheque of $2,500.00 and she indicated that this scholarship will help immensely in completing her studies and achieve her goals as a recording artist.
Tegan is in her third and final year at Queensland University of Technology studying a Bachelor of Music. Her main instrument is piano and she would love to pursue a career in the performing arts.
Cr Tim Dwyer, Chairman of The Events Centre, said “It was a pleasure to meet Tegan on Wednesday and to present her with the 2014 Events Centre Caloundra Performing Arts Scholarship in recognition of her achievements and passion to pursue a career as a performer”.
He said; “The Events Centre, Caloundra is the Sunshine Coast’s premier performing arts organisation, and takes a lead role in supporting aspiring local performers to achieve their goals, and hopefully one day appear on our stage as paid professionals.
Gary Mears, General Manager of The Events Centre, said “Tegan has performed on The Events Centre stage many times as a young performer and has been involved in the arts for most of her life. Her passion for performance began when she started taking dance classes at the age of three, learning ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop and spent many years performing at concerts and eisteddfods.”
She also has a passion for music and can fluently play the piano, violin, clarinet, bass clarinet and saxophone and has gone on to be involved in high school performances which lead her to choreograph her entire senior year musical. She also plays in and manages the band ‘Plan Your Attack.’
The Centre is honoured to be able to present this scholarship to Tegan and looks forward to helping her on her journey in the performance and production industry.