October 21 | October 25
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Summary to 11 March 2019
The annual student songwriting competition, Hook-line-and-sing-a-long, which is a collaboration between MENZA and The NZ Music Commission closes this sunday, March 17th. $1500 of prizes are up for grabs. If you don’t have enough time for this year, still head to the website and use previous winners to help your students write songs.
On a similar theme, Orchestra Wellington has a competition for a year 9-13 student to compose an original song to be performed by the orchestra and Annie Crummer.
General (for all Music Levels)
The Tomorrow’s Schools Consultation survey closes on the 31st March. Have you had your say yet?
Katrina shared an online Instrument Hire Form.
Where do you buy a Kane, a Japanese percussion instrument?
A list of links to Taonga Puoro videos and documentaries.
Do you or your students use Practice Apps?
Has anyone assessed traditional or contemporary Māori music for any of the NCEA standards?
AKL Songwriting workshop for NCEA students 24 June.
‘La Traviata’ study guide for NCEA L1-3.
Professional Development, Events and Student Opportunities
Free Gamelan concert in WLG in The Hub 6pm, 22 March.
Rodger Fox ‘Jazz on the Road’ 2019 details are out. Come see him, his band and participate in the workshops happening around the country in May/June.
Applications for the 2019 National Secondary Schools Brass Band are open.
Michael Griffin music motivation seminar 31 March in New Plymouth.
Wallace Piano Competition entries close 1 April.
WLG MENZA events and festivals are up.
Hawkes Bay is hosting a now free Koday taster course in April.
ASQ International Music academy applications are open.
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