Milperra area talent continues to shine in local talent program

October 3, 2018 by  

A talent program organised by Canterbury Bankstown Council, which incorporates the suburb of Milperra, will again host auditions later this year.

It follows a successful concert put on by the council’s Talent Advancement Program, or TAP for short, which took place on September 14 at the Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre.

The NSW Department of Education supported program was founded in 2002. Over the years TAP has launched the careers of many successful entertainers including Paulini, Joel Taylor and former Australian Idol winner Casey Donovan. Local talent development programs are often advertised with assistance from poster printing companies.

TAP co-founder and director Wendy Tierney, whose sons are members of popular Australian boyband Human Nature, explained the selection process for the program can pose a challenge. Tierney said:

“It is tough to select between 24-30 students each year as everyone who applies has talent. Our program is aimed at those between years 7-12 and we get 100 plus applications each year.”

She remarked previous students often return to help with the program, including musician Jess Dunbar, who recently ran a TAP workshop following the release of her high charting album ‘Songs from the Village’.

TAP is set to hold a further music workshop in November and auditions for its next group of students in December.