Queen’s Service Medal recipient Daphne Stevens of Orewa has always gone to great lengths to motivate young people with a love of music.
This year she has set up and funded a new scholarship, the Daphne Gretta Mary Stevens Community Music Scholarship, which aims to financially support musicians’ involvement in community music activities.
Administration of the scholarship is being managed by Auckland Communities Foundation, and a local selection committee, based in Orewa, will interview applicants and select the recipients. Applications are open from July to September, after which selection interviews will take place.
The scholarship is open to individuals and small groups. There is no limit on the genre or style of music, or on the age of applicants.
The scholarship is focused on the area of South Kaipara and its environs, broadly within a triangle that includes Whangaparaoa and Dairy Flat, South Head and Helensville. The recipients and performances funded by the scholarship must be undertaken within that area.
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