Gifted singer to enter sixth form on a high note

TALENTED singer and trumpet player Eva Scullion will begin her sixth form studies on a high note after collecting an impressive set of grades in her GCSEs.

A member of the prestigious Junior Royal Northern College of Music, Eva achieved two 9s, one 8, six 7s and two 6s and will now take maths, music and geography at A-level, with a view to studying music at university.

"I am really proud of my results,” said the Ripon Grammar School student. “Considering the continually changing circumstances and time pressure I was under, I am very happy with what I've achieved."

The former Ripon Cathedral chorister studies voice and trumpet at the RNCM, which involves travelling to Manchester, where she works with internationally acclaimed musicians to help develop her musical potential, at weekends.

In addition, the 16-year-old is involved in a range of choirs and orchestras at RGS, taking part in multiple drama productions and music concerts at school, as well as performing with the Ripon Cathedral Youth Choir and Prima Musica singers.

“Despite this busy schedule, I am so pleased to have been given the opportunity to study Junior RNCM. I have become a more experienced musician, having improved so much in one year. I also have gained much more independence and personal confidence throughout the year.”

The Ripon Young Musician and Harrogate Music Festival award winner volunteers with the cathedral’s junior choir and achieved a distinction in her Associated Board of the Royal School of Music Grade 8 in singing during her GCSE years. She has also achieved Grade 6 in trumpet.

She has been playing piano and singing since she was four and began playing trumpet at seven years old.