celebrates new $8000 scholarship for music therapy
A new scholarship has been launched to encourage more Māori and Pasifika women to become music therapists.
To mark Music Therapy Week, the new Masters award, which is worth $8000, is intended to assist women wanting to study a Masters of Music Therapy full-time.
Musician, producer and Hawke’s Bay icon Dame Hinewehi Mohi DNZM said there’d been a serious lack of Māori and Pasifika music therapists for a long time.
Due to workforce shortages, oversees therapists were engaged, but “we have some really dedicated, beautiful humans up there.”