20 Jun 2024

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Linda Dallimore
Linda Dallimore, Edwin Carr Foundation Scholarship Recipeint. (image supplied) 

Creative New Zealand has awarded the annual Edwin Carr, Jack McGill and Butland music scholarships to four musicians who will be pursuing their careers internationally. 

Marked by a range of experience and genre, the four recipients capture a snapshot of the variety of musical talent developing across New Zealand.

Edwin Carr Foundation Scholarship 

The Edwin Carr Foundation Scholarship was established in 2004, with support from the estate of the late New Zealand composer, Edwin Carr. In 2024 two musicians will receive a scholarship, Linda Dallimore and Elizabeth Hocking.

Elizabeth, a saxophonist with a jazz background, will use the scholarship of $15,000 towards the completion of the Performer-Composer Master's degree at the New School in New York.

Heading to the United States as well, Linda Dallimore will be using her scholarship of $20,000 towards a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition at the University of Southern California (USC), USA. Dallimore says it’s a big and somewhat daunting move.

“It's an exciting undertaking, with my young family relocating to Los Angeles too, and it was such a pleasant surprise to hear this good news”.

"I'm absolutely honoured and delighted to join an esteemed list of New Zealand composers who have been supported to develop their composition careers and musical voices overseas. As a composer and teacher, this is a pivotal point. I’m continually striving for artistic growth with the aim of really writing the most interesting and engaging music that I can, and I'm hugely thankful for the support to do so.” Says Dallimore.

Jack McGill Music Scholarship 

Established in 1985 with a bequest from the estate of the late Jack Wynnegate McGill, the Jack McGill Music Scholarship enables young music practitioners to undertake advanced studies or investigations into music overseas. 

Zephyr Wills will receive a scholarship of $8000 towards an Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music in London. Zephyr’s musical abilities are diverse, spanning his training as a classical violinist and singing, songwriting, and performing in a folk band around New Zealand.  

The Butland Music Scholarship 

Funded by bequest from Jack Malfroy Butland through the Butland Music Foundation, the Butland Music Scholarship was established in 1994.

The scholarship has this year been awarded to Sarah Rathbun for $8000 and goes towards the trombonist’s first year of study at the Manhattan School of Music for a Professional Performance Diploma.