Glasgow born and raised, Michael has performed with a variety of orchestras, including the BBC Merchant Sinfonia, NYOS, the National Youth Wind Ensemble of Scotland and Strathclyde University Orchestra. He studied with Heather Corbett under the Continuing Education Course at RSAMD.
Before leaving Springburn Academy in 2009, Michael completed the Associated Board exams achieving grade 8 with distinction in percussion, grade 4 in guitar and grade 7 with merit in piano. He was successful in gaining a place at the Royal Northern College of Music to study for a degree in music.
Michael’s goal is to become a professional musician.
How the Award Helped
The Dewar Award will help towards the tuition, maintenance and other costs while he’s studying at RNCM.
After a successful first year at the Royal Northern College of Music, the trustees were pleased to extend their support of Michael into his second year.