The scholarship recognises Noah’s talent as a jazz drummer and will fund him through much of his four year BMus(Honours)Jazz course.
Fiona Hudson, Head of Music at Sibford School said: “To get a scholarship of this nature is extremely rare. We are delighted that Noah’s talents have been recognised and wish him all the very best for the future.”
Added mum Cianne: “It is an amazing achievement for Noah, we are overjoyed.”
Noah, received an A grade for his recently music A Level, but had already received an unconditional offer to study at Birmingham.
He has recently finished the Junior Jazz Course at The Royal Academy of Music. The two-year course, which saw him commuting to London most Saturdays, culminated in a special performance at one of London’s best known jazz venues, the Soho Pizza Express.
For the past two years Noah has also been selected for the National Youth Jazz Collective, which, following a National 13-day audition tour, brings together some of England’s most gifted and talented young jazz musicians.
Noah said: “I have been interested in music and rhythm for as long as I can remember, there was always a lot of music being made in our house! Starting with African drums, I began playing the drum kit when I was eight-years-old, and have been playing ever since.
“It has been a great start attending the Royal Academy Jazz Course and the National Youth Jazz Collective. It has given me the opportunity to play not only with enthusiastic jazz musicians of my own age, but also to play with, and receive tutoring from, renowned National and International jazz musicians.
“I am grateful to the staff at Sibford School for all the support and encouragement they have given me over the years and have many wonderful musical memories to take away with me – making music at Sibford has been a very special experience. I am now really looking forward to taking my music another step further and can’t wait to start at Birmingham Conservatoire where I can do what I love every day!”