No, Sabian hasn’t branched out into vocal mics or launched a range of The Bodyguard-style leather stage outfits – we’re talking about Whitney Rowe, the winner of this year’s Percussive Arts Society Scholarship.
“Whitney Rowe exemplifies all that is great about young percussionists in Canada today,” said Ian Turnbull, Scholarship administrator. “Bright, talented, and dedicated, she is an inspiring individual and the perfect choice to win the 2007 Sabian PAS Scholarship.”
A percussionist and teacher hailing from Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Rowe is studying for her BA in Music Education at Memorial University, St Johns. In addition to playing percussion for the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Marc David, she’s also a member of the Scruncheons Percussion Ensemble, a St Johns-based ensemble dedicated to improvisation, composition and performing new music. Rowe also teaches music theory and is director of the senior wind band at HMCS Acadia in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. She has been awarded an all-expenses paid trip to the 2007 PAS International Convention in Columbus, Ohio, plus one-year’s membership to the PAS.
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