Go to our Pinterest page below for more details about organisations working hard for Music Education in Aotearoa/New Zealand as well as our international peers (links also included below) – please also refer to your own rohe/region for organisations in your area.

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Musicnet is an email list open to all teachers of Music and other interested educators and MENZA members are encouraged to join. It is a place to share ideas, request help and resources, and establish professional relationships. You can also keep up to date with the Musicnet feeds at the bottom of the MENZA website. Check out the Teacher Resource Exchange for great ideas and help with your planning.

New Zealand Music Commission

The site has resources, news of the music industry and a NZ artist directory. In 2014, the NZMC will continue to work in partnership with MENZA to increase public awareness of the importance of music education and singing in particular, with a scheduled celebration at noon on MAY 31st, with the Hook Line and Sing-along culminating NZ’s national music month. Also check out the New Zealand Music Month site for what’s happening in your area during the month of May.

SOUNZ – Centre for New Zealand Music

SOUNZ is a music information centre which provides, fosters and promotes music by New Zealand Composers through services and projects which encourage its creation, performance, publication, recording and broadcast.

Music Therapy New Zealand

The activities of Music Therapy New Zealand include developing public awareness and understanding of music therapy, helping fund professional development opportunities, providing scholarships for music therapy students and other music therapists, encouraging and funding research, exploring and promoting employment opportunities, developing relationships with government and community groups, working with other relevant and professional organisations and government agencies to develop sound policies and practices.

Play it Strange

The Play It Strange Trust encourages young New Zealanders to develop interests and skills in songwriting and musical performance and runs a range of programmes across New Zealand to achieve its purpose.

Smokefree Rockquest

Smokefree Rockquest is a nationwide, live, original music, youth event. Now well into its third decade, the series of 40 events reaches audience numbers in excess of 10,000 every year. Smokefree Rockquest aims to motivate young musicians to prove their ability and realise the heights they can reach in their music careers, and to encourage their peers to support 100% original New Zealand music.

Smokefree Pacifica Beats

Smokefree Pacifica Beats is a nationwide music competition that encourages young people to create and perform their own original, contemporary music.

The Ukulele Trust of New Zealand

The NZ Ukulele Trust aims to ensure that New Zealand children, no matter their circumstances, get to experience the many benefits of being engaged with music. Get your students strumming with the largest ukulele orchestra in the WORLD!

ONZA (Orff NZ Aotearoa)

Orff Schulwerk is a way to teach and learn music. It uses songs, dances, rhymes clapping games and other activities that children like to do. This is the basis for constructing their own music and learning to read and write music.

Community Music Junction

An excellent place to go if you’re beginning teaching and want to include some music in your programme, or want songs that your students enjoy singing, or want to polish your own ukulele or marimba playing.

Institute of Registered Music Teachers (IRMTNZ)

The Institute of Registered Music Teachers (IRMTNZ) is a professional organisation which supports music teachers by providing regular professional development opportunities and upholding standards of excellence in the teaching of music.

Chamber Music Contest

Together with the main concert season and the national NZCT Chamber Music Contest for secondary school students, Chamber Music New Zealand aims to enrich and enliven music learning.

The New Zealand Choral Federation

NZCF provides a wide range of activities and initiatives designed to support, stimulate and extend choral singers and conductors throughout the country. By becoming a member (either as an individual NZCF member or as an Association of Choral Director’s member) you can support choral music and link into helpful information. Courses and events on offer this year include: Friday 9 May ACD Primary Gestures 9.30 – 4.30 Somervell Presbyterian Church, Remuera Rd; Saturday 17 May SingFest St. Chad’s Meadowbank; The Big Sing 10 – 12 June Auckland Town Hall; Saturday 28 June The King’s Singers workshop St. Mary’s Parnell; 16 – 20 July Choral Connect Lindisfarne College, Hastings; 5 & 6 August The Kids Sing Auckland Town Hall; 21 – 23 August The Big Sing National Finale Auckland Town Hall including the SOUNZ Choral Composition Awards. For details, please look on the NZCF website

NZSO – New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

In 2013 the NZSO look forward to collaboration with Capital E (National Theatre for Children), the continuation of their successful Music for Schools concerts, fantastic mentoring schemes for young musicians and conductors, and another amazing season of the National Youth Orchestra.

New Zealand Association of Teachers of Singing (Inc)

NEWZATS provides support and professional development opportunities for over 150 members and non members through annual conferences, workshops, supply of teaching resources via its website, Facebook forum and newsletter. NEWZATS celebrates its 25th year anniversary in 2013.

Brass Band Association of New Zealand

The objects of the Association are to improve the quality of public brass performances and encourage greater public acceptance of music performed by its members. Brass Band Association of New Zealand also promotes the coaching and training of bands, conductors and players, band contests and solo and party competitions, appropriate publications and periodical journals as well as bands to represent New Zealand, here and overseas.

 The New Zealand Suzuki Institute (NZSI)

Provides teacher training opportunities and the Introduction to Suzuki Education Philosophy. NZSI Teachers Conference 4th – 7th October 2013 to be held at the Distinction Hotel Rotorua.