Local piano student doubles up on awards

Heather Spetifore has been announced as the 2016 Dorothy Brealey Memorial Scholarship winner.

This $1,000 scholarship, administered by the Campbell River Friends of Music, is awarded every year to a piano student in memory of Dorothy Brealey, a much-loved local teacher.

Spetifore also won the 2016 Ruth Scott Memorial Chopin Piano Competition, an annual tribute to Scott and her love of Chopin’s music.  Spetifore studies piano with Shelley Roberts and advanced theory with Sandy Havelaar.  A multi-talented musician, singer, speech arts performer, dancer and actor, Spetifore performed on the Tidemark stage in The Sound of Music and Hello Dolly. She also played leading roles in Carihi’s Legally Blond and Cinderella.

After she graduates, the energetic 17 year-old plans to pursue her passion for music at the university level.