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Matthew Harris

Also completing a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting meant picking up on his interests from high school. �I enjoy learning more about the business world around me and how things and systems that we take for granted work for the benefit of us and the entire world,� he says. �I find it fascinating being able to see how each individual item or transaction, even if it�s small, affect the big picture of how well an organisation runs.� For two years, Matthew was a member of UC�s chamber choir Consortia doing vocal performances alongside other students. �I found it rewarding to work with my fellow students from all different kinds of backgrounds and fields of study and to be part of a team where the group is greater than the sum of its parts,� he says. �I really enjoy the sense of community at UC and that we are all part of one big collective that care for each other and all contribute to university life.� Matthew has also had a number of performance experiences outside of UC, including playing tuba in the Leopard Coachlines Canterbury Brass and double bass with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. He also holds assistant conducting and supervising roles with the Christchurch Schools� Music Festival Orchestra and Christchurch School of Music for primary schools, alongside instrument tutoring work. A number of scholarships have been awarded for his Music studies at UC, including two Leigh and Judith Pownall Scholarships, a University Madrigal Singers Prize, and a Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Elaine P. Snowden Scholarship. Through the Christchurch Cathedral he has also received a Godley Wakefield Choral Scholarship, involving church engagements and providing worship music for the weekly services.

Matthew Harris
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