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Stuart Sladden [MMus/12], Desautels Scholar 2010 & 2011 Doctoral Candidate, Choral Conducting, University of Alberta.

Stuart Sladden [MMus/12], Desautels Scholar 2010 & 2011 Doctoral Candidate, Choral Conducting, University of Alberta.

‘The advantage here is the community itself’

Desautels scholar reflects on how U of M rejuvenated his passion for music

Stuart Sladden is well aware of the difference financial support can make in creating a life in music.

“The week before classes started, I found out I’d be receiving a $10,000 Desautels Scholarship, over two years,” Sladden says. “I remember sitting there gobsmacked. My wife and I had just moved here; we were trying to figure out how we could pay for tuition and buy a house. It took away so much pressure.”

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