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Christine Burdett Scholarship in Music
Current 3rd Year
|Occasion:||Deans' Academic Honours and Awards Night|
|Process:||Recommendation by the Department of Music|
|Description:||Awarded to a full-time student entering third year of the UPEI Music Program who has demonstrated growth and development of musicianship in the previous year and has been recommended by the chair.|
|Background:||This scholarship was established by David and Laurie Gauthier in memory of Laurie's mother, Christine Burdett. Mrs. Burdett, lovingly known as Chris to her friends and family, graduated from Prince of Wales College in 1946 and from Mount Allison University in 1949 with a Bachelor of Arts. She shared her love and knowledge of music as a teacher in a number of rural schools in the Cavendish area, as a choir director of the Cavendish United Church for over 40 years, and as a director of the Men's Masonic Choir. She continued her involvement with several music groups after she and her husband moved to Charlottetown in 1998. As a faithful visitor to many nursing homes, her cheerful manner and bright smile brought joy to many residents and she frequently played for church services and other events at these centres. Her daughter, Laurie, and son-in-law David established this scholarship to memorialize Christine Burdett's passion for music and to encourage, support, and recognize students of the Music Program at UPEI.|