Roanna Kitchen will receive the first Susan Richardson Bursary

The Quinte Arts Council is proud to award Roanna Kitchen with the first Susan Richardson Bursary.

Roanna Kitchen
Roanna Kitchen

Roanna attended Prince Edward Collegiate Institute and has been accepted into the Classical Voice Performance Program at the University of Toronto. Her ultimate career aim is to be a classical voice performer.

Her vocal coach, Robert Martin, calls Roanna a “special talent” and he expects her to have a career as a professional singer. “I have seen her to be committed to her subject area and music, responsible, innovative and superior in her technical skill and artistic achievement.”

Matthew T. Sheahan, one of her teachers at PECI, calls Roanna “caring, creative, conscientious, intelligent, mature and resourceful… She has proven to be an organizer, motivator, advocate and enthusiastic supporter for community outreach.” He also explains that Roanna finds time to give back to her community through theatre and arts initiatives. As a cast member of a recent production of The Pirates of Penzance, she “proved to be professional, determined, creative, encouraging and highly motivated performer… and she still finds time to achieve academic excellence.”

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