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International Honour for Local Music Identity

By Francine Pullman (reprinted with permission – Townsville Bulletin 21 June 2016

Trinity College London, the international performing arts board, recently honoured local music identity, Margaret Bolster for her 42 years working for the College.

At a recent presentation, Barry Walmsley, the College’s National Manager spoke of Mrs Bolster’s years of being the local face for the College’s work in Townsville and the region. He presented her with a plaque to honour her work in front of over 20 teachers at the Riverview Tavern on May 28.

“It is the tireless work of local teachers like Mrs Bolster who ensure the good name of Trinity College London is upheld, and the benefits of the College’s internationally-renowned assessment system is made available to as many teachers, schools and students,” Mr Walmsley said.

The presentation preceded a seminar for teachers of Music, Drama and Speech, in which teaching strategies were outlined to enhance their work and engage their students. Mr Walmsley spoke of the wide range of syllabus offerings in Music, Rock, Pop, Drama, Speech, Communication Skills, Musical Theatre and Performance Arts.

Taking on the role for the Townsville Region is Julie McIntyre, who has been associated with Trinity for the past 9 years as the local Speech & Drama Representative. This year, Mrs McIntyre will co-ordinate both Music and Drama examinations, and teachers wishing to explore Trinity’s exam offerings should now make contact with Mrs McIntyre on 0412 408 019.

Trinity College London conducts examinations in Townsville twice a year in all areas of Music (including Musical Theatre), Drama and Speech.

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