St Kitts and Nevis: Two young musicians selected for International Music Camp

Two young musicians of St Kitts and Nevis were recently selected for the International Music Camp to be held this Summer at the International Peace Garden in North Dakota

St Kitts and Nevis: Two young musicians selected for International Music Camp
St Kitts and Nevis: Two young musicians selected for International Music Camp Image Credits: St Kitts Department of Youth Empowerment Facebook Page

St Kitts and Nevis: Two young musicians of St Kitts and Nevis were recently selected for the International Music Camp to be held this Summer at the International Peace Garden in North Dakota.

St Kitts Department of Youth Empowerment took to Facebook and shared the update. The winners who amassed the most amount of points from the auditions were 17-year-old Saxophonist Colin Norford Jr. and 15 year-old vocalist Jermorie Isaac.

Norford is a former 25 Most Remarkable Teen (awarded in 2019) who is currently enrolled at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College of St Kitts and Nevis where he is pursuing studies in Information Technology and Applied Science. He has aspirations of becoming a professional musician and football player and currently plays for the Cayon Premiere team. Norford has been playing the saxophone since his first year in high school.

Isaac attends the Washington Archibald High School of St Kitts and Nevis and is an honor roll student who aspires to become a Neurosurgeon and Pastry Chef due to his love for baking. He enjoys cooking, art and reading and began singing at a very young age in church. He is also a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Pathfinders Club.

The local auditions were organized by the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Ageing and Disabilities of St Kitts and Nevis. Youth Officer Suelika Creque within the Ministry of Youth Empowerment said that there is no doubt that the experience at the camp will be worthwhile and hopes that the experience will help the musicians reach higher heights in their musical pursuits.

“We know that the camp is truly an amazing opportunity for aspiring musicians who are outstanding in their field and it is our hope that this experience will be rewarding for them,” she said. The International Music Camp was established in 1956 to provide a center of cultural study for young people and in 1971 the International Youth Cultural Exchange Program was established.

The purpose of the camp is to develop a greater understanding among the youth of the world through their mutual interest in music. The program covers musical disciplines such as Choir, Vocal Jazz, Guitar, Piano Orchestra, Jazz Band and more.