Mr Paul Ellis, of Christchurch, MNZM for services to music
Paul Ellis is National President of The Royal School of Church Music New Zealand (RSCMNZ) and has organised or directed many RSCMNZ Residential Choir Schools. He has promoted and driven the Voice for Life educational programmes in New Zealand and Australia. He has contributed more than 50 years as a choral conductor, organist and director of music with Christchurch schools and churches and as a locum at New Zealand cathedrals. He has taught special classes for children with intellectual disabilities. Mr Ellis has been President of the New Zealand Association of Organists and has chaired the Christchurch Organists' Association and the Organ Fest.