Jimmy Tucker Music Scholarship 2023
Beverley Henry is a Jamaican singer, music teacher and musician. Born on December 22, 1983, in Port Maria, St. Mary as the eldest of four siblings, she grew up in the community of Guy’s Hill and is a past student of Guy’s Hill High School. Besides her skills in vocal teaching, choral conducting and performing on the steel pan, Beverley plays several classroom instruments including piano, percussions, conga drum and the recorder.
For the past 15 years she has been a full-time music teacher at St. Andrew Technical High and has won several prestigious awards and prizes with her students. These include: winning the 2015 JBSB Band Competition; earning gold, silver, and bronze medals in the JCDC School Festival Competition; and in 2014 being the 3rd place finisher in the TVJ ‘All Together Sing’ school choir competition.
Music Unites Jamaica Foundation has assisted outstandingly talented music students for years, such as Jamaica's most outstanding Classical Guitar player Shawn Richards; internationally successful bass player Alvis Reid; or Jenneta Brown, Keturah Gray, Jubesha Keize and Maricka Marsh who gained their Early Childhood Music Education Masters, at the world-renowned ORFF Institute in Salzburg, Austria, and the University of the West Indies.
JMD $500,000 will be dedicated to the 'Karen Smith Scholarship' assisting a talented final year student with financial needs to finish the Bachelor of Music Degree at the School of Music in Kingston. Jamaica's beloved song bird Karen Smith made her transition on September 11, 2021.
Thanks to the kind sponsorship of the Embassy of Belgium in Kingston, a full scholarship in the name of the talented singer Tiffany Thompson has been awarded to the final year School of Music student of vocal studies Rhonda Davis. Tiffany Thompson was one of the most promising and talented vocalists of Jamaica, who passed away suddenly on March 29, 2021, at age 30.
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