The DSML Scholarship has now been enhanced by the addition of The Susie and Guy Haddleton Emerging Artist Award. The Susie and Guy Haddleton Emerging Artist Award is presented annually in conjunction with the Dame Sister Mary Leo Scholarship.

This award is one of the richest in New Zealand and is for $25,000 in total. It is focused on assisting the recipient in their operatic studies overseas. The award is payable in $5,000 annual payments over 5 years, with a requirement each year to present ongoing study plans and development reports.

Susie and Guy Haddleton are great believers in assisting young talent in many fields of endeavor.  They are particularly passionate about the operatic discipline, with Susie herself having studied with Dame Sister Mary Leo. As well as providing this award, Susie and Guy also support the New Zealand Opera School with funding each year for one of our international tutors – The Susie and Guy Haddleton International Tutor.