Kilkenny teacher has three students nominated in the 2018 Leinster School of Music & Drama ‘Excellence Awards'

This year’s Excellence Awards at Griffith College showcased the very best in talent across the areas of music and speech and drama

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The top 320 students who participated in the LSMD exams are chosen to compete in the Excellence Awards and finalists are chosen from this group

A Kilkenny music teacher has seen three of her students nominated for the prestigious Leinster School of Music and Drama (LSMD) Excellence Awards.

The fact that three of Geraldine Blanchfield's music students were nominated demonstrates a high teaching standard, given the prestige of the competition. Launched in 2004 to mark the school’s centenary year, the LSMD Excellence Awards is open to the 15,000 students throughout Ireland who took the school’s exams in the last year. The top 320 students who participated in the LSMD exams are chosen to compete in the Excellence Awards and finalists are chosen from this group to perform at the Excellence Awards Concert which takes place annually in Griffith College.

“This year’s Excellence Awards at Griffith College showcased the very best in talent across the areas of music and speech and drama," said Karen Casey, Head of Faculty of The Leinster School of Music & Drama at Griffith College.

"We are delighted to see these students and teachers recognised for their outstanding commitment to these disciplines and would like to wish them the very best of luck for the future in their chosen fields."

Previous winners of the Excellence Awards include comedian Al Porter, Voice UK Finalist Lucy O' Byrne and broadcaster Laura Whitmore.