Life membership awarded to Senior Lecturer

11 November 2019

The University of Canterbury College of Education, Health and Human Development is proud to acknowledge the efforts of Dr Patrick Shepherd (School of Teacher Education) who, after fifteen years, is stepping down from his role with the Christchurch Schools' Music Festival and was awarded a CSMFA life membership.

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    Dr Patrick Shepherd at the 2019 Christchurch Schools' Music Festival

The University of Canterbury College of Education, Health and Human Development is proud to acknowledge the efforts of Dr Patrick Shepherd (School of Teacher Education) who, after fifteen years, is stepping down from his role with the Christchurch Schools' Music Festival. Pat was acknowledged by Christchurch Schools' Music Festival Association President, Sharyn Hay, after each performance in early November.  The following is from Sharyn’s speech.


“On behalf of the association we are sad to announce that we are fare welling our Music Director Patrick Shepherd this week.  Patrick has been with us for fifteen years as a conductor of the Orchestra and for the last six years as Music Director.  His contribution to the Festival has been enormous on so many levels and he will be missed. We wish Patrick and his wife Jeanette all the best for their new adventures.  Please stand and show our appreciation.”  

Patrick was also awarded a CSMFA life membership at a special supper on the opening night with glowing tributes from both the President and Vice President, Malcolm Long.

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