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ABYSO Launches Tutors in Residence Programme

The Board of Directors of the ABYSO has agreed the launch of a pilot tutors in residence programme.  Under this programme, overseas professionals will be contracted to spend an extended…

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"ROSL is proud to support the work of ABYSO as they go from strength to strength."

Geoff Parkin - Artistic Director, Royal Over-Seas League

“The ABYSO Composition Programme taught me many valuable lessons about the art of composition. As a result, I can be more creative and more expressive with my compositions.”

Khadijah Simon - Composer

“The ABYSO Composition Programme taught me many valuable lessons about the art of composition. As a result, I can be more creative and more expressive with my compositions.”

Khadijah Simon - Composer

I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of the ABYSO. I have become more patient with my life and my instrument and better skilled at time management.

Resa Nelson - Flute

"As a member of the ABYSO, I have found a home to escape all the frustrations of my day to day life, gained a further appreciation of the art form and learnt quality behavioural traits. I have found something to be committed to and I love sharing the products of that commitment with others. "

Khadijah Ladoo - Cello

"In 2017, I sat in the audience listening to the Kanneh-Masons play alongside local musicians and thought “I would really like to be on that stage one day”. Today, I am developing my skills as a trombonist thanks to the ABYSO”.

Orlando Gordon - Trombone

"I am ABSOLUTELY grateful to my brilliant and amazing string tutors Litsa Tunnah and Maria Valero from whom I have learnt so much."

Calynia Edwards - Violin

"The ABYSO is a wonderful, highly deserving initiative which has changed the lives of many young people in the country.  I have travelled to many different countries over the years and can honestly say that never have I seen such exceptional dedication and support from leading members of a county’s government as I have seen in Antigua and Barbuda."

Alison Cox OBE FRSA - Founder and Chair of Trustees, The Commonwealth Resounds

"Music education is a powerful tool for empowering youth through culture, as well as cultivating leadership and an appreciation for the arts. The ABYSO is playing a critical role in providing these opportunities in Antigua and Barbuda."

Avery Waite - Executive Director, MusAid

“In 2019, I had the pleasure of visiting Antigua as the guest of the ABYSO. I was struck by the spirt of enthusiasm and volunteerism and the strong vision which underpinned this developing and deeply ambitious programme. I am honoured to support the ABYSO as a friend and adviser and endorse it as a fine example of promoting diversity in music”.

Julian Lloyd Webber - Principal, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

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