CHASE Fund Arts Scholarships

10 Sep, 2013

More than 105 arts students, many of them graduates of the Edna Manley College, have benefitted from tuition scholarships granted by the CHASE Fund during the past decade in a wide variety of fields, including—archiving, art education, dance, fine arts, music,  and visual arts. Some of the scholarship recipients included:

Art Education Scholarships: Trudy-Ann Barrett, who pursued the Masters in Art Education, mostly online, from Ohio State University in collaboration with the EMC; Sharon Barr-Robinson, completed a Masters Degree in Art Education; Dale Bedasse, undertook a summer course hosted by Parsons, The New School for Design, NYC, at an art school in the Dominican Republic; Geoffrey Cameron, received  a scholarship to complete his studies in Art Education at the EMC; Michael Layne, gained a Masters of Arts Degree in Art Education on line from Ohio State University, USA, and he is the founding member of the Association of Jamaican Potters; Winston Campbell, pursued the Masters of Arts in Pre-Columbian Art at The University of Essex, in the UK, and is currently an Administrator at the UWI; Kirk Teape, studied for the Masters of Art in Education, mostly online, with the Ohio State University in conjunction with the EMC; and, Georgette Thompson, completed the Masters of Art Education Degree, offered online in collaboration with EMC.

Dance Scholarships: Shelly-Ann Maxwell, was assisted to complete the Masters Degree in Choreography at the Laban School of Contemporary Dance in London, UK; Caroline Miles, achieved a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the EMC in Secondary Education in Art; while O’Neil Price studied for the Masters in Choreography at the Laban School of Contemporary Dance, London, UK.

Fine Art Scholarships: Phillip Thomas, completed the Masters of Fine Art Degree at the New York Academy of Arts, and currently participates in exhibitions in Jamaica and New York, USA; and Stafford Watson, received his Masters in Community Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, USA, in 2009. He is currently the Visual Arts Coordinator at the Multicare Foundation.

Music Scholarships: Lori Johnson-Burnett, Soprano, achieved a Bachelor of Music Degree and a Performer’s Certificate from the State University of New York at Fredonia, and currently lectures at the EMC; Warren McPherson, a top graduate from EMC, won the Caroline Cameron Gregor Travel Scholarship, and was granted a three-year scholarship to complete his degree in Music Education by the University of Southern Maine in the USA; Alvis Cloyd Reid, studied Electric Bass at the Vienna Music Institute, in Austria, and achieved the Bachelor of Arts Degree with distinction in June 2012. He is now the only Jamaican Double Bass Player; Shawn Richards pursued a post graduate course in Classical Guitar at the Fundacion Conservatorio Vincent Emilio Sojo, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. He has been teaching since his return to Jamaica in 2011; Anna Alicia Strachan, Soprano, and a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2004, earned the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance from Ithaca College in the USA in 2012; and, Carlene Waugh, who completed her Master of Music Degree at the University of Mississippi, USA, is currently pursuing her Doctorate at Louisiana State University.