CFUW Elizabeth & Rachel Massey Award
Funded by the Massey Family
2017-2018 Value: $5,000

Established in 2006, in memory of Elizabeth Massey, a young lawyer and member of CFUW whose life was greatly enriched by her love of the creative arts. For post-graduate studies in the visual arts/fine arts, such as painting or sculpture; or in music. The award is tenable in Canada or abroad.


2016-2017 Winner: ELIZABETH MACISAAC


B.Mus., 1984, University of Victoria
M.A Studies in Musicology, 1989, University of Victoria
Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting, 2014-2018, University of Washington


Elizabeth is a conductor and vocalist specializing in music spanning the medieval to baroque era, and in avant garde music. She directs the well-established and beloved Canadian women’s choir Ensemble Laude. This year, she will deeply research three diverse topics for aural examination. Already dedicated to repertoire for women’s choirs, Elizabeth is researching historical female choral musicians, and music written only for women’s voices during the renaissance and baroque eras.

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