The Susan Berry Memorial Travel Bursary is awarded annually and provides financial assistance to rural music educators attending Manitoba Orff Chapter professional development workshops in Winnipeg, MB.
Susan taught music in the Seine River School Division. She was a dedicated volunteer on the MOC’s Children’s Day Committee as well as the Manitoba Orff Chapter Board from 1995-2005.
Many Manitoba music educators knew Susan and her zest for music education.
“Her enthusiasm and love of teaching music was boundless. Her impact on the world of elementary music education is vast. Not only did she teach thousands of children during her long career as a music teacher, but she then helped guide new teachers as they started on their paths in music education. She touched so many lives, young and old, with her warm friendly smile, and kind, caring, positive way. May she always be remembered as a bright spirit.” (Sean Fitzmaurice)
The bursary recipient will receive up to $400 for transportation, meals, accommodation,