Christine Tustain Classical Music Award


An annual prize of $2,000 to assist a student to further their studies in classical music (singing or instrumental).

Applicants must provide evidence that they are engaged in, or have been accepted for, an advanced study programme or specialised course in classical music.

Applicants must:     

  • Have received at least part of their secondary education in Tauranga or Western Bay of Plenty; and/or
  • Currently reside in Tauranga or Western Bay of Plenty.

The Selection Panel will consist of a representative of Creative Bay of Plenty, the Acorn Foundation and of the classical music community, to determine the most suitable candidate.

Applications are currently open via Creative BOP and must be received by 5pm on Monday 6 September 2021.

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2018/2019 winner Angus Simmons (left) with Acorn Foundation donor Christine Tustain (centre) and previous scholarship winner Anna Mahon (right).

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