Papakowhai-based Revd Alison Pitts will be awarded the title of Distinguished officer of Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) Council in New Zealand at the RSCM awards to be held at a special service in Peterborough Cathedral, Cambridgeshire on May 14, 211. Pitts is being honoured for her administrative achievements, which include organising teaching events and summer schools. The awards, made annually for outstanding contributions to church music, range from the conferral of Fellowships (FRSCM) and Associateships (ARSCM) to Honorary Membership (HonRSCM) and Certificates of Special Service. Pitts is the sole New Zealander to be honoured this year.

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