Scholarship winner's major project focuses on holistic health in the music industry

Elleana Dumper

Elleana Dumper

The music world is Elleana Dumper’s oyster as she nears the end of her three-year Bachelor of Commercial Music degree.

Elleana majored in the Music Industry pathway and has already had an internship at the 2017 New Zealand Music Awards, as well as roles at Auckland’s Wondergarden Festival and tour management company Banished Music.

Elleana received a music scholarship, and says the opportunity helped motivate her to achieve her best. “The scholarship has been an incredible enhancement to my studies at Massey. A motivator to my growth, it gave me the confidence and ability to open myself up to exciting industry opportunities than those already provided through the degree.”

She’s busy preparing her major project, Eudai. “I have received nothing less than freedom and encouragement from my mentors to explore and play within a variety of music industry pathways, to eventually make my own unique mark in the industry. The result of what feels like a very organic three-year journey had led to the development of Eudai—a company which provides holistic health and hospitality solutions for touring, festival and studio environments to aid industry people in reaching their higher, healthier, and authentic selves. It’s everything I am passionate about rolled into one!”

Elleana is looking forward to the future and continuing work on Eudai. “I am extremely excited for the future and my ambitions are global – but in the meantime I will be moving back to my hometown Auckland, where I will continue working at Banished Music and expanding Eudai. I couldn’t feel more ready to tackle my dreams and share my passions with the world.”

If anyone is thinking about enrolling, do it! And if the scholarship is something you are interested in applying for, don’t shy away from sharing your biggest ambitions. What I wrote in my application has almost come full circle, so you can expect to gain the skills and confidence to execute on your goals. I hope I’ve made my lecturers and rest of those involved with the music degree proud and fulfilled what they wanted their scholarship student to be.”

Applications for the Commercial Music Scholarship close on 31 October 2021

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