Susan Melville

Education and Youth

In her capacity as the conductor of the Hawke’s Bay Youth Orchestra, volunteer for the bi-annual Festival of Youth Orchestras, faculty member of the International Foundation for Arts and Culture (IFAC) Handa New Zealand Singing School, and loyal supporter of the Havelock North High School choirs, she has transferred her love of classical music to hundreds of young people, many of whom have gone on professionally, or to study music at university.

Showing diligence, conscientiousness and extreme professionalism in her approach to music, Susan’s meticulous hard work has been reflected in her successes with her students’ performances.  Her devotion and perseverance, work ethic, enthusiasm and vast knowledge continues to motivate and encourage aspiring young musicians.

The Hastings District Council would like to thank Susan for her devotion to developing and enriching the lives of her music students.