Celia Stewart, of Christchurch, MNZM, for services to music education
Celia Stewart became Music Director of the Christchurch School of Music in 2012 and helped the school recover from financial difficulties after the Christchurch earthquakes. She has helped to maintain and fundraise for the Christchurch Big Band Festival. Ms Stewart serves on the Music Education Canterbury executive and is the co-music director of the Strum, Strike and Blow festival. She was Chair of the Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa board. She has written resources for the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, run workshops, and supported schools in their music programmes. Mrs Stewart is a trustee of The Muse and Secretary of the Christchurch Jazz Foundation Trust.