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Music performance major honoured with bursary

By Janet Harron | May 8, 2009

Philip Holloway, a fourth-year performance major at Memorial University’s School of Music continues to add to his considerable list of accolades.

He was recently awarded the second annual Lady Cove Bursary sponsored by the popular Lady Cove Women’s Choir.  The award is given annually to a developing musician of Newfoundland and Labrador in support of his/her musical education or performance activity. 

Twenty-year-old Holloway has long been impressing local and national audiences in solo and group performances. He performs with the St. John’s Salvation Army band, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, the St. John’s trombone quartet, Paddywagon, the MUN Concert and Jazz Bands and Chamber Orchestra, as well as the Band of the Ceremonial Guard in Ottawa.

“It  certainly is a great honour to be awarded the Lady Cove Bursary this year,” said award-winner Holloway. “Having recently purchased a new trombone to help me continue my musical studies, I greatly appreciate the support.”

Mr. Holloway was also recently honoured as the first recipient of the Carl Morrissey Bursary in Music. Carl Morrissey, who passed away suddenly in 2005, was an art gallery technician at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador who had a particular interest in music. The bursary was awarded for the first time at a luncheon on March 15 with the friends of Carl Morrissey who raised the endowment for the award through a wide range of fundraising activities.

“Philip’s numerous honours and awards recognize his superior academic achievements, his skilled and compelling performance abilities and his full engagement in the musical community of Memorial University and the province,” said Dr. Tom Gordon, director of the School of Music.