Emily Hits The High Notes

Former Head Girl Emily Jones is on a high after scooping a series of prizes. Now reading Music at the University of Sussex, Emily took a top singing prize at the Junior Royal Academy of Music as well as a raft of school awards at the end of term.Talented Emily, 18, was awarded the Senior Chorister Trophy and U6 Prizes for Physics and Music from Seaford College this year, as well as the Beresford Cup, awarded annually to the Head Girl..

Earlier in the Summer term, her outstanding vocal talent was formally recognised with the award of a Junior Royal Academy of Music annual singing prize. Emily, a student at Seaford College for seven years until July 2011, won a place as a first study singer to JRAM two years ago, since which time she has studied with Sara Reynolds (the College’s Head of Voice) every Saturday.

She was invited to participate in the Junior Royal Academy of Music’s annual singing prize open only to those singers considered to be the best by JRAM’s four professors of singing which took place in the David Josefowitz Recital Hall at the Royal Academy. The competition is of a very high standard and Emily, who lives with her family in Graffham, was the winner of the Intermediate Prize, with her stunning recital consisting of two solos; O del mio dolce ardor by Gluck and Wee Hughie by D Parke.

The prize was adjudicated by Ann Lampard, who retired as Head of Voice from JRAM in 2005.

Sara Reynolds, who is also Seaford College’s Choir Director, has taught Emily for five years and said: “Emily was thoroughly professional, giving her finest performance to date.  Dressed beautifully in full, formal evening gown, she introduced and translated her programme with intelligence and captivating ease and then compelled us all with delightful poise, sensitivity, masterful technique and maturity.”

Emily has given numerous performances during her time at school and taken part in most of the College’s major musical productions and sparkled as Rizzo, leader of the Pink Ladies, in the College’s production of ‘Grease’ earlier this year.


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