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TRINITY COLLEGE OF MUSIC.

PRESENTATION OF DIPLOMAS

The awards in connection with the local Centre examinations conducted by the Trinity College of Music and the Associated Boards of the Roto l Academy of Musio and Royal College of Music were presented to successful candidates by his Excellency the Governor in the foyer of His Majesty's Theatre yesterday afternoon. There was a large attendance, and Bishop Grimes presided, supported by members of the local committee and the Mayor.

Bishop Grimes said that the Mayor had generously presented a gold medal to the committee, and Messrs A. Kaye and R. A. Home had followed suit. The committee had accepted the offers, and had decided to ask hifi Excellency to present the medals, certificates and diplomas to the candidates. It was his pleasing duty to welcome the Governor, who had, at no slight personal inconvenience, given proof of his _ interest in education, and especially in music as a prime factor in the noble work of educating the young. The certificates were always welcomed by candidates, but their intrinsic value on this occasion would be greatly enhanced by being received from the representative in New Zealand of his Majesty the King. Mr Davis Hunt then read the annual report of the local committee, and the Governor presented the awards.

His Excellency said that he counted himself very fortunate to be able to attend the function, as it was a satisfaction to show his great interest in the cause of music, and especially in the education provided by Trinity College. The work being done in the dominion by the College and the Associated Boards was admirable, and its good influence would be more felt as years went on. They had the best examiners, absolutely unbiassed and holding certificates which no one could question. They were setting the same examinations for the whole Empire, and the movement was one that very soon would produce a decided effect, not only in New Zealand, but all over the Empire. He was not one who thought that everything good came from England. He was an Irishman, and thought a good deal of some of the things they did in Ireland. He admired the rising spirit of national confidence manifested by New Zealanders. There were people who suggested that a university of musio was more desirable than teachers were, but ho was inclined to the opinion that they were thinking before their time. Everyone should be grateful to Trinity College and the Associated Boards. Speaking in regard to the Christchurch branch, he asked, " Where were the boys?" There had been any number of pretty young ladies who had won certificates that day, one of whom had got 100 per cent of marks, and yet there were only three boys. . Music did not require attention all day, and many young men would be bettered by taking up musio instead of roaming the streets. The boy who took up musio generally beat the girl — at least, he preferred a man's playing. There was a great opportunity for young men. He himself had been taught when he was a small boy, and he had loathed music. If he had kept on he would have found it a great joy to him now. He hoped that those present would remember that there was a medal for the boy who had passed best in New Zealand — the Plunket medal — and he trustj ed that he would have the. pleasure of presenting it in Christchurch. (Applause.) Mr H. H. Loughnan. proposed « hearty vote of thanks to the Governor. The motion was seconded by Mr A. S. Bruce, and carried by acclamation.

His Excellency briefly returned thanks, and the proceedings terminated.

The prize list was as follows: — Higher Examination — Teacher's Diploma*— Ethel M. Baker, pianoforte associate; Violet Fenn, solo singing associate; Esther Spring, pianoforte associate; .Olive Cameron, certificated pianist; Gertrude Marion Hammond, certificated pianist; Frances Bessie Mansell, certificated pianist j George Pollaid Pricbard, certificated pianist. _ . ' Local Examinations — Pupils' CertificatesGold medals: Emily Shirlaw, senior division; Nina Jones, intermediate; Elsie Mona Hobbs, junior.

Senior Divison — Emily Shirlaw, honours certificate pianoforte playing; Ettis Grant, honours certificate pianoforte playing; Florrie Louisa Benns, pass certificate pianoforte playing; Irene Isabel Taylor, pass certificate pianoforte playing; Mary Wilson, pass musical knowledge. Intermediate Division — Nina Jones, honours pianoforte playing; Mary Conway, honours musical knowledge; Nina Jones, honours musical knowledge; Olive Jane Corrigall, pass pianoforte playing; Gladys Eliza Page, pass pianoforte playing; Bessie M. Stanbury, pass pianoforte playing; Jennie_ Kerstairu Toshach, pass solo singing; Marjorie Hettie Thomas, pass musical knowledge.

Junior Division Elsie Mona Hol>bs, honours pianoforte playing; Lucy Ethel Allison, honours solo singing; Myra Amelia Hutchinson, honours pianoforte playing; Dorothy Abbott, pass pianoforte playingj Gladya Pansy Field, pass pianoforte playing; Margaret Beatrice Nolan, pass pianoforte playing; Boland Suddard Foster, pass solo singing; Kathleen NeaJon, pass pianoforte playing; Elsie Maud Hobos, pass musical knowledge. Preparatory Grade.— Clara Bell, pass pianoforte playing ; Louisa Alioe Clark, pass pianoforte playing; Daisy Englefield, pass pianoforte playing; Alice Muriel Pappa, pass pianoforte playing; Kuby Kathleen Smith, pass pianoforte playing; Eva Florence Spencer. pas 3 pianoforte playing; Olive Irene M'Sherry, pass pianoforte playing; Dorothy Sorint, pass pianoforte playing; Charles Kynaston Franks, pass musical knowledge; D*isy Alice Hosier, pass musical knowledge; Irene Elizabeth Israelson, pass musical knowledge; Rose Johnstone, pass musical knowledge; Winifred Martin, pass musical knowledge; Leslie Witihaia, pass umadoal knowledge.

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TRINITY COLLEGE OF MUSIC., Star, Issue 9213, 16 April 1908

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