The ABYSO welcomed Alison Cox FRSA OBE, Founder and Chair of Trustees of The Commonwealth Resounds to Antigua to promote the recently launched Commonwealth International Composition Award. Antigua and Barbuda joins New Zealand, India and Sri Lanka as one of four pilot countries in the Commonwealth to participate in the inaugural programme.
The Composition Award aims to promote composition around the world and to give young composers the skills they need to further their careers. It is supported by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), the Purcell School for Young Musicians and Dorico.
While in Antigua, Alison met with music students and teachers from the Antigua Girls’ High School, the Antigua Grammar School, the Princess Margaret Secondary School, the Clare Hall Secondary School, the Seventh-day Adventist Secondary School and the Glanvilles Secondary School.
The Commonwealth Resounds was created in 2005 as a vehicle to promote music and musicians across the Commonwealth through collaborative events worldwide with a special focus on developing countries.