One of Australia’s best known organists, choir trainers and composers, June Nixon initially obtained Diploma of Music (Piano) and Bachelor of Music (Organ) from Melbourne University.
Post graduate Scholarships enabled further study in London where she gained F.R.C.O. and became the first woman to receive the John Brooke prize for the Choir Training Diploma.
In 1968 she was the winner of the Australian National Organ Competition.
She was appointed Organist and Director of Music at St. Paul’s CathedralMelbourne in 1973 and only relinquished this after 40 years on 3 February 2013 and has been made Organist Emerita. She is on the teaching staff of Melbourne University Faculty of Music.
She has given numerous recitals at the Cathedral and at the Melbourne Town Hall, and given other recitals in London, the most recent at Westminster Abbey.
Her influence outside the Anglican Church was recognized in 1995 by the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne awarding her the Percy Jones Award for “outstanding dedication and service given to music for worship”.