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Colm Delves Centre

New Home for Alpha School of Music Made Possible by Digicel Foundation

The Colm Delves Centre at the Alpha Institute is now the new home of Alpha’s iconic School of Music.

Digicel Foundation is instrumental in the transformation of Alpha’s music programme in honor of its late CEO Colm Delves.

Colm Delves Centre

The Digicel Foundation has been instrumental in the transformation of Alpha’s music programme. In honour of the Digicel Group’s late CEO Colm Delves, the Digicel Foundation donated resources to construct the Colm Delves Centre and give students a place to practice and perform their craft. Alpha Institute and the Sisters of Mercy are extremely grateful for this tremendous partnership from Digicel Foundation.

In 2020, Digicel Foundation sponsored and funded the renovation of the Alpha School of Music’s main practice space: the Colm Delves Centre. “We wouldn’t have a School of Music without Digicel Foundation because the beginning of this whole thing was the Colm Delves Centre.”.

The new Alpha School of Music has dedicated space for group and individual music practise rooms, ensemble rooms, computerized resource rooms for music recording and editing and state of the art master band room.

Known as the cradle of Jamaican music, this partnership with Digicel Foundation has enabled Alpha to continue its rich history of producing amazing musical talent in Jamaica.

LENNIE HIBBERT HALL

The Alpha School of Music at the Alpha Institute will expand its training programme with the addition of a newly funded building in honour of the late, great Lennie Hibbert. Alpha has continued to preserve its history and legacy of producing legendary Jamaican musicians by naming several band rooms and buildings in honour of past students and members of the Sisters of Mercy, which founded and continues to operate the school.

“I believe Alpha is the seat and cradle of music here in Jamaica and the work that we are able to do now for young people can only thrive and get bigger and bigger and bigger. We have the whole facility and now we only need another 100 students to come in and learn so they can have music as a part of their life story,” said Sister Susan Frazer, area administrator for the Sisters of Mercy in Jamaica.

This is the Sisters of Mercy’s second major project with the Digicel Foundation in recent years. In 2020, the Foundation funded the renovation of the Alpha School of Music’s main practice space: the Colm Delves Centre. “We wouldn’t have a School of Music without Digicel Foundation because the beginning of this whole thing was the Colm Delves Centre.”

According to Frazer, the music technology programme will bridge the gap between the business of music and the art by developing recording, mixing and post production competencies for students. The new building will include the existing radio station and recording studio, along with a new music tech room, a music hall with 5 training rooms and large meeting space for students

According to Frazer, the music technology programme will bridge the gap between the business of music and the art by developing recording, mixing and post-production competencies for students. The new building will include the existing radio station and recording studio, along with a new music tech room, a music hall with 5 training rooms and a large meeting space for students

The Sisters of Mercy and Alpha Institute are extremely grateful for this tremendous partnership from Digicel Foundation.