Monday, January 7th, 2013

High School Student Wins Metalworks’ 2012 KEYS Competition & Scholarship

Metal Works InstituteYoung Jonathan Gateretse’s work on the keyboard has won him a scholarship to Mississauga’s Metalworks Institute.

Gateretse is the first-ever winner of a 2-year scholarship to the Music Performance and Technology Program at Metalworks Institute (valued at $38,900).

“I made a concrete decision to make music my career when I was 15, and to have the opportunity to attend Metalworks Institute is simply incredible,” said Gateretse. “I’m just starting to find my path as a young musician, and over the past couple of years I have never owned a professional keyboard, so having access to the new Roland Jupiter 80 will give me a great start. It’s the perfect bonus to winning the scholarship. I’m humbled and blessed.”

Gateretse won by enrolling in Metalworks’ Keyboard Major courses, while showcassing both his excellence in the art of performance, as well as a unique playing style.

As a grade-12 student at Loyola Catholic Secondary in Mississauga, ON, his school has also won a Jupiter 80 keyboard, valued at $5,000, courtesy of Roland Canada.

“At 17 my career is already off to a great start. I can’t thank Metalworks and Roland enough,” said Gateretse.

Schools mentioned: Metalworks Institute

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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  1. Sarah Says:

    Congratulations! This is a great success story.

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