Category Archive: Scholars Spotlight

Meeting some of the Music Scholars at Kent

Jun 20

Final-year Music Scholar exhibiting in We Are Human-ish next week

Final-year Music Performance Scholar, Megan Boyle, is one of seven graduating BA Fine Art students from the School of Music and Fine Art exhibiting in next week’s show in Studio 3 Gallery, We Are Human-ish. Megan has just completed her Fine Art degree, and will be familiar to those who have attended concerts given by the Symphony …

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Mar 06

Scholars’ Spotlight: Melody Brooks

Continuing the series profiling Music Scholarship students at the University of Kent. This week, first-year violinist reading Psychology with Forensic Psychology, Melody Brooks. Being part of a musical family and having such a musical name, it seems only natural that would be drawn to music. My parents have fostered in me a love of all …

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Feb 22

Scholars’ Spotlight: Zaneta Balsevic

Continuing the series profiling Music Scholarship students at the University of Kent. This week, first-year studying Music, Zaneta Balsevic. My interest in music was well established from the age of 11. This interest came during a local school concert where I saw a group of string players perform. This had an immediate impact on me …

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Feb 13

Scholars’ Spotlight: Fleur Sumption

Continuing the series profiling Music Scholarship students at the University of Kent. This week, first year Art History student, Fleur Sumption. Ever since I can remember, it seems that constantly being surrounded by music of some kind has had a massive impact on my life. Whether it was my Grandad taking me to various symphonies or …

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Jan 16

Scholars’ Spotlight: Tom Wust

Continuing the series profiling some of our University Music Performance Scholarship students here at Kent. This week, reeds specialist studying Business and Management, Tom Wust. As a kid growing up in a family of musicians and wannabe footballers, my ambitions in life were simple: become Manchester United’s record goal scorer (cue the booing from Manchester City …

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Nov 28

Actor power: alumna Livy Potter treads the boards this weekend

Former Music Performance Scholar and singer, Livy Potter, has truly caught the Acting Bug since graduating from Kent in 2015 studying History, and next week appears in a production of CS Lewis’ classic The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at Ilkley Playhouse. I asked her to reflect on the rehearsal process and the challenges …

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Sep 13

6,774 miles away: second-year Music Scholar on a year abroad

Studying at the University of Kent offers multitudinous opportunities to enrich your life, and this year one of our Music Scholars has taken it to a whole new level. Second-year Music Scholar and Biosciences student, Ruth Webster, (pictured above, second from left) will be familiar to those of you who have come to choral events …

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Feb 11

Scholars’ Spotlight: Robert Loveless

Continuing the series profiling Music Performance Scholars at the University. This week, first-year flautist and bass reading Computer Science, Robert Loveless. I first started flute back in primary school, where if you wanted music lessons in school, flute was the only option. I gave it a shot and have never looked back since! After a …

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Feb 08

Scholars’ Spotlight: Jasper Rose

Continuing the series profiling Music Scholars at the University. This week, former BBC Young Jazz Musician semi-finalist , first-year trombonist reading Criminology, Jasper Rose. I started playing the trombone ten years ago with the Richmond Music Trust, playing in their brass ensembles, concert band and jazz bands.  After a few years, I went to the Royal …

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Jan 26

Scholars’ Spotlight: Natanya Freedman

Continuing the series profiling some of the University Music Scholars. This week, first-year flautist reading History, Natanya Freedman. I have been very lucky in terms of my musical experiences before I arrived at the University of Kent. I have been playing the flute now for 12 years and during these years I have been playing …

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