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Lauren Reeve-Rawlings' French Horn Dreams

Lauren Reeve-Rawlings was selected for our Award to The Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2012. The Society also provided from our Benevolent Fund a significant contribution to her purchase of a very special French Horn which, with her developing musical experience, greatly enhance her career. “My name is Lauren and I am a French horn player currently studying in Austria. How did I end up here? Well, I began to study the horn seriously in London at the Guildhall School of Music Drama where I studied with many prestigious professional horn players. Towards the end of my bachelor degree I was lucky enough to buy a brand new instrument made in Germany by Alexander Mainz. The cost of this in

Amanda McLeod's Conservation Studies

Amanda Mcleod was born and brought up within a Canadian Indian tribe and wants to dedicate her skills of historical conservation and presentation to future generations. She was chosen by City & Guilds of London Art School for The Society’s Award for Conservation in 2012. “Ani, (hello)! My name is Amanda McLeod and I am from the Sagkeeng First Nation (Ojibway) in Manitoba, Canada. With my first degree in History of Art and Native Studies I originally intended to pursue a career in curatorial and museum studies, but an incident in 2009 changed that course. While participating in a tour of the Glenbow Museum archives (Calgary, Alberta) and examining a number of Native American artefacts in t