April 1, 2019

Musicnet Summary to 1 April 2019

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Over the weekend I took part in the Cubaduapa festival in WLG. A highlight was a Trumpet fanfare with 56 trumpets, ranging from adults down to some 7 year olds. We performed in a number of venues including the Opera House stage over the space of 30mins, walking from place to place. With music distributed beforehand, only 1 run through, and the music taped to the bells of our trumpets, we sounded quite good (and loud!). It reminded me of the impact of a well-written piece of music, and also what is actually achievable in a short period of time.

When was the last time you got students to quickly learn and then perform something?


Summary to 1 April 2019


General (for all Music Levels)

The thread on to omit Michael Jackson music continues.

Mary has had a request to teach all five verses of the National Anthem….. How would you respond?

The Pop Up Globe is looking for any recorders to borrow, including larger sizes.



The National Moderator report for 2018 is now out. If you teacher NCEA Music, I strongly advise you to read it.

How to gather evidence for students composing in a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

Great ideas for Level 3 Solo Drums

Tips for assessing Sond 1.


Professional Development, Concerts and Events

Charlie Parker with Strings – NZSQ with Dick Oats and Rodger Fox Tour.  

Massey Student experience day registration is now open for 10 May.

NZSM Opera Workshop 5 July in WLG.

Big Sing Student scholarships for student conductors and accompanists close on 12 April.

The Pop-Up Globe holiday program for learning the recorder.

Busking for Christchurch in CHCH 7 April.

Jazz on the Road in CHCH 30 May.

Marvin Blickenstaff Pedagogy workshop CHCH 24 April.



AKL – Composition tutor

AKL – Baritone Sax.


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