Musical educator receives Honorary Doctorate in CDU graduation ceremony 

Judith Weepers and CDU Chancellor Richard Ryan

Charles Darwin University (CDU), a fortnight ago, recognised the outstanding and inspiring work of Judith Ann Weepers in the musical education of Northern Territory children by awarding her an Honorary Doctorate (correctly termed Doctor of Arts, Honoris Causa).

The award recognised Judy’s great achievement in the musical development of Northern Territory children through a notable contribution to music education in schools and the innovative and creative Beat productions.

The Beat gives students the chance to sing, dance and play in front of an audience and Judy is highly respected for her level of care and personal nurturing in dealing with individuals.

It is estimated through her work with schools throughout the territory and with Beat Judy has nurtured the musical development of not less than 30,000 young Territorians.

In all her work, Judy’s purpose has been to nurture the personal development of children by the enrichment of their abilities to express themselves through music and performance. She has inspired children and has inspired her colleagues.

In awarding the honorary doctorate, CDU recognised Judy’s musical ability, total commitment, creativity and unflagging enthusiasm as key factors that have ensured Judy’s achievements that have been sustained over a period of more than thirty years.

CDU Chancellor, Richard Ryan presented Judith Weepers with the award of Doctor of Arts, Honoris Causa, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the musical education of Northern Territory children in particular and to her general contribution to the cultural development of the whole community.

Read Judith Weepers biography (.pdf).