CMU Music Major Among Top 25 Young Artists in
Honour caps quite a year for Melissa Hart
WINNIPEG, Man. — It’s been quite a year for Canadian Mennonite University
(CMU) music major Melissa Hart.
|Melissa Hart: CMU “a great place for me to learn and grow as an
In February she was one of three Manitobans selected to be part of the
National Artists Program at the Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse. Now she has
been named one of the top 25 young artists in the province by the Canada Council
for the Arts; on June 12 she participated in the Next Generation of Artistic
Leaders Dialogues, a nation-wide consultation with young artists to help
determine the future of the arts support in Canada.
The consultation, which is part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the
Canada Council, will also be used by the Manitoba Arts Council to help it
understand how current programs meet the needs and artistic directions of
Manitoba’s young artists.
Hart, a member of Winnipeg’s Calvary Temple, credits her studies at CMU of
helping her to develop as an artist.
“CMU has been a great place for me to learn and grow as an artist,” she says.
“My professors are incredible, and I appreciate how they have a sincere desire
to see all of us become the best musicians we can. They really want you to
succeed, and they get to know you on more than an academic level—they also get
to know you personally.”
Her faith has also played a large role in my musical endeavours, she says,
noting that “I constantly find myself relying on God, trusting Him with my
Hart will return to CMU in fall to continue he studies in vocal performance
and music education.
Posted June 12, 2007
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