A teenager has won a Monifieth High School music competition being sponsored by a former pupil-turned-businessman
Adam Elder, 16, a fourth year pupil at the school won a trophy and a £50 iTunes gift card for his senior vocalist of the year prize.
The annual challenge was launched this year by former Monifieth pupil Paul Smith, who runs Apex Acoustics Sound Services.
The judges were impressed by Adam’s musicality and his ability to play the piano, a bass guitar and sing at the same time.
Adam said: “From a young age I was always singing. I am not particularly sporty and I am more musically inclined.
“The opposition I was up against were very, very talented and I am very proud to have won.”
Apex Acoustics Sound Services is based on the Taygate Trading Estate, Dundee, and it has provided speakers for several high profile shows including a West End production of Les Miserables.
Paul is keen to support music talent locally and he has worked with the school on countless shows, sports days and prize giving events.
He said: “I’m delighted to support my former school on its first ever senior vocalist of the year award.
“Music and performance really help in the development of young people on so many levels – not just learning a skill but building confidence and teamwork skills.
“Adam is a more than deserving recipient of the very first award.”
Music teacher at the school, Stuart Brand, said: “We are delighted to have the support of Apex Acoustics, allowing us to give even more recognition to the musical talent within our school and, in turn, motivating others to get involved.
“We’ve been running a junior and senior young musician competition for several years but were keen to extend this to appeal to both singers and instrumentalists.
“The standard of entries for the inaugural senior vocalist of the year award has been extremely high and we are delighted to present the very first award to Adam for his musical ability and innovative approach to performing.”