Academy Student Awarded Prestigious
Fellowship Award is to Feature
on Sky Television
Dr. Laura Slattery from Tullamore Co. Offaly, who is a student of Voice
at The Academy of Music Tullamore, has been awarded the Prestigious
Fellowship Award from the London College of Music.
Each year, the Academy of
in conjunction with the London College of Music, have their advanced
instrumental and vocal students undertake diploma examinations of varying
levels from Associate to Licentiateship. The examinations are held in
from visiting examiners of the London
This year saw Dr. Laura Slattery awarded the prestigious Fellowship
Laura is a 27 year old
native of Co. Offaly. She has worked as an Intern at
University and has now commenced work as a Senior House Officer. She
graduated from “The University of Limerick Graduate Entry Medical School” in
2014, having first graduated with a BSc. in Biomedical Health and Life
Sciences from University College Dublin in 2010.
Laura has a lifelong
passion for music. She has been singing from an early age and took piano
lessons from the age of 7. In 2008, Laura decided to commence formal vocal
training with the aim of completing Grades and Diplomas and embarked on
Voice Training with vocal coach Ciarán Brady at the
Tullamore. Laura has since achieved to Grade VIII with the
and was awarded a "Permanent TSB High Achiever Award" for excellence in
musical ability following her Grade
exam. She consequently completed her ALCM Diploma in Singing in June 2011
and her LLCM Diploma in Singing with Distinction in 2012. She has won
several awards at Sligo Feis Ceoil including
in the Songs by Italian Composers competition in 2013.
Laura is also a member
of the Tullamore Academy Chamber choir, who won the National Choir of the
Year title in 2012 and have also won many competitions nationally and
internationally. Laura has performed at many concerts and church events
nationally as a soloist and is a very sought after Wedding Singer.
As a result of her success Laura
will feature in the coming weeks on the “County
programme on Sky television as part of a documentary on “The Academy of
Music, Tullamore” where she will sing the famous aria “O Mio Babbino Caro”
by composer Giacomo Puccini, a performance not to be missed.
On behalf of The Academy of Music, we congratulate Laura
on her success in being the recipient of the Fellowship Award. This is a
highly prestigious award and a very valuable recognition of her considerable
talents and accomplishments as a student of the Academy. It reflects very
well indeed and we are all delighted to see one of our outstanding students
do so well and we wish her every success for the future.