Music Student is NT Young Achiever Finalist
Darwin High School Year 11 student Phoebe Wear is a 2018 Finalist in the Charles Darwin University Arts Award, alongside 2017 graduate Stevie Jean Kyriacou.
Phoebe was nominated for the NT Young Achiever Awards by the NT Music school, for her outstanding achievements in music. A seasoned performer she has been studying music since she was just ten years old and is now working towards completing all Australian Music Examinations Board Vocal exams. Phoebe has performed as a soloist at the NT Music School’s annual BEAT Festival and this year was also commissioned to write a song for the event ‘Ignite’ which she will perform. Last year she won the People’s Choice Song of the Year with a song she wrote when she was just 14. Phoebe is also part of a new program for emerging composers and songwriters in Queensland and Northern Territory called Launchpad and will be writing and recording more of her own songs throughout 2018.
Phoebe is quite humbled by her achievement as a finalist, she said
I was really surprised to be included in the top 10 finalists for the Arts Award and never expected to be in the top 3! The other two finalists, Baker Boy and Stevie Jean from Darwin High both have had very successful music careers so it is a real honour just to be recognised in the same category as those guys. The winners are announced at the Gala Presentation Dinner on 13 April.
Congratulations and good luck, Phoebe!
You can catch Phoebe performing at the International Women’s Day March this Saturday at Parliament House and at the Women’s footy Grand Final.