June Nixon is one of Australia’s best known organists, choir trainers and composers, June Nixon initially obtained Diploma of Music (Piano) and Bachelor of Music (Organ) from Melbourne University. Post graduate Scholarships enabled further study in London where she gained F.R.C.O. and became the first woman to receive the John Brooke prize for the Choir Training Diploma. She was appointed Organist and Director of Music at St. Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne in 1973 and is on the teaching staff of Melbourne University Faculty of Music. Dr. Nixon has given numerous recitals at the Cathedral and at the Melbourne Town Hall, and given other recitals in London, the most recent at Westminster Abbey. Her influence outside the Anglican Church was recognized in 1995 by the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne awarding her the Percy Jones Award for “outstanding dedication and service given to music for worship”. In 1999 the Lambeth Degree, Doctor of Music was conferred on her by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
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