Outreach Programme 2020

Each year, The Bermuda Festival brings artistic inspiration to more than 1,000 students through its Outreach Programme. Through masterclasses, workshops and interactive performances, young people have access to world class artists and thrive on opportunities to learn from and interact with them.

The value of the performing arts to the education and general well being of people of all ages is unquestionable. By supporting the Festival, you are helping to fuel the creative spirit of generations to come.

If you’d like more information about our 45th Bermuda Festival Outreach Programme, take a look at our 2020 Student Outreach Programme Newsletter.

3rd Annual On Stage Competition

The On-Stage Competition returns for its third season, featuring some of Bermuda’s best youth (ages 11-19) performers in a first class production showcasing professional talent. The performing arts stage brings families together to support and encourage the growth and development of our blossoming artists, and On Stage is proud to nurture and celebrate their dedication and hard work.

Youth artists were selected though island wide auditions. Those performing have been selected from a total of 37 students auditions. They will undergone professional mentorship and training with Lamont Robinson (Working Title) and Robert Edwards (The Wallstreet Band) in preparation for the competition on Tuesday February 25th at 8pm. 

Hosted by Patrina O’Connor, this year’s On-Stage judges are Heather Nova, Gita Blakeney-Saltus, Sheila Smith, John Woolridge and Kent Hayward.

The 10 performers who will take part in the 3rd Annual On Stage Competitions are:

  • Dakota Tucker, Bermuda Institute
  • Eliza Olander, Warwick Academy
  • India Shrinarine, Bermuda Institute
  • Jack Kyme, Warwick Academy
  • Jayden Coleman, Bermuda Institute
  • Justin Ebbin, Bermuda Institute
  • Mayah Williams, Cedarbridge Academy
  • Oliver Cherry, Somersfield Academy
  • Robin-Valana Pearman, Somersfield Academy
  • Shardae Lee, Cedarbridge Academy

Heather Nova Singer/Song Writer Competition

The Bermuda Festival’s annual “Heather Nova Singer/Songwriter Competition” is expanding this year, and is open to all male and female local entrants under the age of 30. The winner will be mentored by Ms. Nova, and will have the opportunity to open for one of the Bermuda Festival events. In addition, the winner will receive $500 and studio time at Just Platinum with Ms. Nova in attendance to help produce their track.

Participants can submit a private YouTube video performance of themselves singing and playing their self-written song to adminoffice@bermudafestival.org.

The Deadline for entry is December 30th.