Increasing living costs, the end of student grants, and the fact that music colleges are offering fewer and more limited scholarships, means that many talented young singers now cannot afford to go to college.
We consider this leads to a tragic waste of talent and ability.
We have therefore created a programme to give these young singers an opportunity to realise their dreams.
Beyond creating the base for artistic performance, we believe the arts must embrace a humanistic mission.
This is why we shall be taking our students into the community to use their talents to enrich the lives of all members of society, especially those less fortunate.