Thursday, February 19, 2015

Three Zanzibar Musicians Recieve Scholarships

Three Young Musicians from Zanzibar receive Andrew Scivener Scholarship

Since 2006 DCMA has been receiving grants from the Andrew Scrivener family for the purpose of supporting students of DCMA

The Andrew Scrivener Fund (UK) was established in memory of the late BBC Philharmonic Orchestra violinist to sustain the Music studies of young and talented students from all over Tanzania. Over the years, DCMA has had four intakes of students supported by the Andrew Scrivener Scholarship to study different instruments. This year three DCMA students will receive support from the Fund.

The students receiving scholarship assistance are Rahma Ameir for her study of the violin, Amina Omar for her study of the oud and Said Bhai Said for his study of the qanun.

The Andrew Scrivener Scholarship Fund covers the students' course fees, costs for all study materials, purchase of the student's instrument of specialization and a weekly transport allowance for each of the students.
This Scholarship has been greatly sought after, with many students applying and seeking the assistance of the award. The expressed criteria for receiving the award is the student's level of need and talent, gender equity and promotion of assisting individuals on learning some specific instruments.

The Dhow Countries Music Academy is a not-for-profit music institution based in Zanzibar that provides quality music education in various instruments as well as music related disciplines such as traditional African Dance, Music Theory as well as providing music courses in several schools. 

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