Excelling in an artistic discipline enough to feel confident performing for a live audience at the 2016 WA Performing Arts Eisteddfod is a great achievement.
To do it in four different disciplines like Bunbury’s Joshua Jacob is really something special.
The local teenager competed in and was awarded first place prizes in his age group for playing the piano, the flute, singing in the vocal competition and performing a dramatic monologue.
He rounded out a successful night by winning the junior performing artist title, which came with a $100 prize.
To qualify, a performer must win three genres with scores over 85. The Bunbury Catholic College student qualified with scores over 85 in all four of his events.
Joshua said juggling lessons for each of his different talents could get a bit hectic but he was slowly learning to fit them all in around his school work.
The young talent said the results came as a bit of a surprise and he was pleased that his hard work paid off.
Other Bunbury Catholic College successes came from percussion teacher Gracie Smith won the senior percussion aggregate while student Claire Robinson won the vocal character solo category. Tim Robinson was named most promising voice in the South West while Rebecca Golder claimed the any age dance scholarship, senior aggregate award and senior most promising dancer.
The school’s jazz guitar ensemble rounded out the Eisteddfod by winning best jazz ensemble.
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