Master of Music Therapy Award Applications 2025


MusicHelps are pleased to announce that in collaboration with The Kate Edger Foundation and Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust, applications for the 2025 MusicHelps Master of Music Therapy Award, a special award to support the growth of music therapy practitioners in Aotearoa New Zealand, are open now until 18 December 2024.  


The MusicHelps Music Therapy Award applications are open to all wāhine identifying students who have been accepted into the Master of Music Therapy programme at Victoria University of Wellington. Applications for acceptance into the Master of Music Therapy programme at Victoria University close 20 July2024.


The recipient of the award will receive an $8,000 scholarship for one year of study, and if they are in their second year of study, the Award will include a prioritised pathway to a supported student placement with the Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust at one of their locations (Auckland, Whangārei, or Hastings).  Applications will open on 1stAugust 2024 via the The Kate Edger Foundation website.


Anthony Healey, MusicHelps Board Chair, commented “Music therapy exemplifies our belief in the power of music, but it doesn’t happen on its own!  Supporting the training of more talented and dedicated music therapists is a no-brainer for MusicHelps.


2024 Master of Music Therapy Awardee, Kate Owen is currently studying at Victoria University while continuing her music projects as a singer/songwriter,"We know music comforts, and heals. So many cultures have music hard wired into their healing modalities, their rituals, their everyday. In the west most health interventions are delivered in clinical settings, but thanks to the Masters of Music Therapy program I will be able to offer music to people alongside these clinical practices.  Music has saved my mind and my body from ill health countless times. Soon I will be able to offer my musical tool box up to people that need it the most."

MusicHelps is proud to present this award which not only recognizes a future music therapy practitioner but also reconfirms the power music has to help and heal.

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