Toronto’s music school gets new name: TORONTO Vocational School
A Toronto high school has renamed its music school after an Australian vocalist who graduated from the school last year.
The new name for Torontos music school, Vocational Music School, comes as it is the first in Canada to do so, according to the school’s official website.
The school’s name was inspired by a lyric by Australian singer-songwriter Luka Siegel, who has won several awards, including the Australian Songwriting Award for the 2015-16 school year.
She said in a statement that the school is the “first of its kind in Canada.”
Siegel said the new name is the result of the school learning about music through her work and listening to music she has composed.
“She came to Canada from Australia when she was 14 years old and has been doing a bit of work since then, but her musical taste has grown since then and she has come to realize that a song is a song,” Siegel said in an interview with the Huffington Post.
“It’s a story of a song, and music can be a story too.
It can be like a story.”
Students at the school said the school name reflects the community’s love for music.
“We are thrilled to be able to officially welcome our new name to our community,” said music teacher David Fowlie.
“This is truly a recognition of the tremendous work that the community has done for us and our students.
The community has really supported our school and we are proud of it.”
Fowlie added the name has been chosen “to honor Luka, who is a talented and inspirational young voice for the future of music education in this country.”
Students who graduate from the music school will be eligible for a spot in the Toronto University of Music, the university’s student union.
The University of Toronto and the Ontario Institute for Advanced Studies, as well as a number of other university programs, will be offering courses in vocalization, vocal training and vocal performance.