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QSM For 40 Years Of Teaching & Performing Music

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A career spanning about 40 years teaching and performing music in Hawke’s Bay has resulted in a Queen’s Service Medal in the New Year Honours for retired Havelock North teach Elizabeth Curtis.

A chorister, composer and organist, Curtis arrived in Hawke’s Bay in 1977 and soon started teaching across the high schools of Havelock North and Hastings.

Most latterly she organised the Hawke’s Bay Young Musician of the Year contest from 2011 to 2017.

She taught and directed choirs at Westlake Girls’ High School, Takapuna, and boys school Wellesley College, Lower Hutt, before coming to Hawke’s Bay where she has also taught and directed choirs at Hereworth School and Iona College.

Photo: Elizabeth Curtis.

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Posted: 6 January 2019


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