Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and 2016 scholarship recipient Breanna Krauss in Inverell.
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
INVERELL’S very own Breanna Krauss has volumes of natural musical talent – now, she’ll be given all the training she needs to succeed, thanks to a $10,000 NSW Government Arts Scholarship.
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall met with the country-pop singer and guitarist over the weekend to congratulate her on the achievement.
“Breanna Krauss is a tremendously talented, driven and passionate performer – and I know that she’ll make the most of this incredible opportunity,” Mr Marshall said.
“From an early age, Breanna was performing around Inverell, in talent shows, pubs and fundraisers – anything to practice and get her name out there. Winning the ‘Inverell’s got Talent’ Best Vocalist award in 2012 put her on track for success.
“She’s built up a loyal following in town thanks to her brilliant vocal range and impressive repertoire of country and pop songs. With this NSW Government Arts Scholarship, Breanna will be able to make the most of her natural talent.”
Miss Krauss said she’ll using the scholarship to pay for music lessons, guitar lessons and vocal training – essential tools that will turn a passion into a profession.
“I’ve always loved singing – it’s been a passion that makes me feel better,” Miss Krauss said.
“I can really let my emotions out, whether it’s happy, sad or angry – so music’s been really important to me.
“The scholarship’s exciting because it’s starting to open up doors for me – it’s scary, but I’m looking forward to doing it. I hope to better myself, my voice, and become a better performer.”
Applications for the 2017 Young Regional Artist scholarship program are now open. If you’re aged 18-25 and practice any art – from dance, design to literature – you could win a scholarship to help you achieve your dreams.
For more details and to apply, go to www.create.nsw.gov.au/funding-and-support/types-of-funding/2015-nsw-young-regional-artists-fellowships/