The Canterbury Festival Music Prize, which is awarded to a University of Kent final-year student who has made an outstanding contribution to music was presented to Emma Murton, who graduated from the University of Kent in 2015 with an MDrama specialising in Creative Producing and has recently joined the University staff in the School of Music and Fine Art as Receptionist and PA to Kevin Dawe, Head of School.
A multi-talented musician, Emma is a harpist, singer, conductor and producer, and was this year’s student conductor of the Chamber Choir, who she also sang with. A mezzo-soprano, Emma has sung with the University Chorus and Cecilian Choir, and was harpist with the Symphony Orchestra and Lost Consort.
Emma also received an award from the University this year at the Kent Student Awards, 3rd place for “Outstanding Contribution to Arts and Culture”.
“Kent has been a fantastic place for me to get involved in creative projects from theatre to music making, all of which have been enjoyable and broaden my experiences. And the School of Music and Fine Art in the Historic Dockyard campus is a lovely place to work, with talented and creative people. I’m excited for the term to start!,” says Emma.
For information on the University of Kent 2015 Music Awards click the following link: http://blogs.kent.ac.uk/music-matters/2015/07/09/awards-ceremony-recognises-outstanding-contributions-to-music-making-at-kent/