Surrey singer wins Kwantlen’s largest music scholarship ever

Jonathan Michel recipient of Katherine Cummings Award.

Surrey singer wins Kwantlen's largest music scholarship ever

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has awarded the largest music scholarship it has ever offered to a voice student from Surrey.

The Katherine Cummings Award, valued at approximately $5,000, will be awarded each year to a student either entering or currently enrolled in Kwantlen’s music diploma program.

The first recipient is Surrey resident Jonathan Michel, who has just completed his first year as a voice major in the diploma program.

Although originally pursuing a career in public relations, Michel could not suppress his love of music, and decided to enroll in a music program. He has an extensive background as both a singer and an instrumentalist, and he plans to become a teacher.

“This will be a very valuable scholarship for a student studying musical performance at Kwantlen,”  said Dr. Zdenek Skoumal, chairman of Kwantlen’s music department, which is located at its Langley campus.

“To a deserving student this award brings both encouragement and the opportunity to focus entirely on their studies.”

Kwantlen offers a variety of music courses at its Langley campus, integrating theoretical, historical, and performance studies, and more than $1 million dollars in scholarships and awards.

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