Annie Lince, a Level 3 Music Practice student has been accepted to study at the prestigious Young Americans College of the Performing Arts in Southern California, USA.
Annie, who is from Saltburn-By-The Sea, thanks Middlesbrough College for giving her the confidence and skills to follow her dreams, and is excited to travel the globe, sharing her passion for music with young people.
Annie said “I first heard about The Young Americans when I was thirteen years old. They came into our school to do a three day workshop in musical theatre, dance and music. I’ve always had an interest in performing and music and I loved the workshops. It felt like something inside me clicked and I came alive- I was singing and dancing all the time after their visit! It was then that I decided that I wanted to work for them and share my passion with the world.
“I did a video audition for The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts last summer and I was over the moon when I found out I had been offered a place on their programme. The course is two years long and once I have completed it I will be able to tour the globe performing with The Young Americans.
“During the two year course I will be performing in live shows, travelling to four different countries and working with over 3,000 children! I will also earn my Associate Degree in Performance.
“I can’t thank Middlesbrough College enough for helping me to pursue my dreams. My Level 3 Music Practice course has been amazing. I love it and I’ve learnt so much- it’s the best thing I could have done!
“My tutors have all been so supportive and my confidence has grown. Before coming to Middlesbrough College I didn’t write any of my own songs but my skillset has expanded and I’m now a confident singer songwriter and I’m performing my own gigs.
“As I am a UK resident I don’t qualify for Student Finance in the USA, so I’ve been gigging across the Tees Valley to save up for my tuition fees.”
If you would like to help Annie fulfil her ambition of studying in America then please visit her Go Fund Me page.
If like Annie, you have an interest in Performing and Music, then take a look at our Level 3 Music Practice course.