In a nod towards the region’s young and emerging musical talent, two local high school students have graduated from the 2019 Talent Development Project.
Terrigal High School’s, Fletcher Pilon, and Lisarow High School’s, Mairead Tamsin Young, were two of the 12 NSW high school students to be offered a place in the 2019 program, which is run by the Talent Development Foundation.
The project was launched in 1991 as a means of offering professional development for performing arts students and has grown into one of the most successful youth training and development programs in the Australian entertainment industry.
Its alumni include notable artists such as, Angus and Julia Stone, Human Nature and Paulini.
Admission to the program is by a rigorous audition process and a 12 month commitment to attending master class workshops in Sydney, and writing and performance sessions.
The 2019 graduation was held on June 17 at Sydney’s, Giant Dwarf Theatre.
Terrigal High School Principal, Tania Turik, congratulated Pilon on completing the program whilst balancing his HSC studies.
Lisarow High School Principal, Nicole Hunt, extended her congratulations to Tamsin Young.
“Congratulations to Mairead and the 2019 Talent Development Project cohort on their graduation from the program.
“Mairead performed beautifully with other talented musicians from across NSW,” she said.
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Tania Turik, Terrigal High School
Nicole Hunt, Lisarow High School