Bursary News for 2019

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019 in Blog posts | No Comments

This year, we are pleased to have selected William Constable and Isaac McLeod as our bursary recipients. We have reached out to both ends of the musical spectrum. William is entering the last phase of his Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance Arts, and Isaac is just beginning his grade one piano studies. Congratulations to both of these wonderful winners. We will watch their future careers with great interest, and we hope to hear them perform for our 2020 Steamboat Festival Launch Party on April 25th.

William is such a remarkable young artist that we want to share a few details about him. He grew up in a musical family in Invermere, and went on to post secondary studies in Vancouver.

William Constable is in the second and final year of his Master’s Degree in Opera Performance at the University of British Columbia. Although originally a clarinetist, William began studying voice in 2016, doing so for two-and-a-half years, until he was contacted by UBC and offered a spot in their Master’s program. His UBC stage debut came in January 2019 as the high priest Sarastro from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, which was followed by Don Giovanni‘s Commendatore later that spring, with his most recent roles of Luther (a barkeep) and Schlemil (a jealous lover who dies by the sword) in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann.

We are so proud to be able to assist these two promising musicians. A hearty THANK YOU to all who contributed to our Duck Race, Guitar Raffle, and 50/50 Draws which fund our Steamboat Mountain Music Bursary program.