Every year MusiCounts provides grants, promotes the launch of new music programs and awards prizes to thousands of aspiring musicians in Canada. The organization recently compensated 12 new Canadian graduates for their hard work and involvement with their respective schools. Each student was given $ 2,500 and a trip to Toronto to attend the Juno Awards.
Zacharie Bienvenue, the 2013 Musitechnic prizewinner, had the highest average marks in his graduating class and was exemplified by his active participation during the year:
“Receiving MusiCounts Fred Sherratt Award 2014 is a great honor. I, along with 11 other award recipients from across Canada, had the opportunity to take a trip to Toronto organized by MusiCounts. During our stay we visited several Bell Media television and radio studios and met the people that work there. The trip ended with the award ceremony that was hosted by Fred Sherratt himself and Allan Reid, the new director of the Juno Awards.
It was an extremely rewarding experience and I am very proud to have been chosen by Musitechnic which recognized my efforts throughout the school year!
I want to thank all of my teachers for everything that they have taught me during the past year, each in their own way … and Francisco, Luc and the technical crew for making Musitechnic an extraordinary place to learn and create! Also thank you to all my colleagues in the 12A4 group, with whom I’ve had a lot of fun!”