July 15, 2017
Mrs Linda Webb was on the Council of Music Therapy New Zealand from 1996 to 2006, and since re-joining in 2014, she has been appointed Chairperson. Mrs Webb has actively supported music therapy at a local level in Auckland, and regionally in the South Island. Her volunteer work has included using music with children at various special education centres and schools. She set up and led the Auckland Children’s Music Centre from 1989 to 1992, and continued as a Management Committee member from 1994 to 1999. As a Board member and Chairperson, she was responsible for a long period of research, consultation, and rewriting of the constitution in transforming and rebranding the former New Zealand Society for Music Education to the current Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa. She has been involved with music education research and advocacy for several decades, and has presented at conferences locally and internationally. She is currently New Zealand’s representative on the International Society for Music Education National Affiliate Council. Mrs Webb has been Chairperson of the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir Trust Board since 2009, and has overseen extensive fundraising to ensure costs are minimalised for choir members.