Jane Curry completed a Doctorate in Musical Arts (University of Arizona) and spent seven years studying and performing in the US before returning to New Zealand. During her time overseas she was prize winner in a number of international competitions in North America and received awards including the Creative New Zealand Jack McGill Music Scholarship and the International Arts Foundation Scholarship. She has performed in England, Scotland, Spain, Mexico, Tahiti, Canada, and throughout the United States.
Her travels have nurtured an interest in cultural and musical hybridism in classical repertoire. Her additional degree in theatre studies and time spent in both the United Kingdom and the United States has fostered a keen interest in the potential for collaborative and cross-disciplinary work in musicology, ethnomusicology and performance. She is head of the guitar programme at the New Zealand School of Music, Wellington.