April 28, 2019

Musicnet Summary 29 April 2019

Kia ora tātou

Today is the start of Term 2 for many of you, and I do hope you managed to have a break somewhere over the holidays. I’ve had advice from busy HODs that you should carve out 50% of your holiday time for yourself. I know this is hard if you have a musical opening this week and you’ve had rehearsals every day of the holidays!


Over the holidays, the MENZA Committee for the upcoming Music’ 19 conference met, and we have been able to nearly halve the registration fee for the 3-day conference in October. The early-bird (1 July) is now $250. If you present a workshop, you get a further $50 discount.  All the details are found on www.menzaconference.co.nz. If you’re wanting to share accomodation, head on over the Facebook event. If you’ve not been for a few years, make 2019 the year you make it. (Especially if you’re in the South Island!)


Summary to 29 April 2019


Kath Bee, has some updates on her songs and workshops for Early Childhood and Primary.


General (for all Music Levels)

Proposals for running a Network of Excellence workshop are due tomorrow.  

There is a short ‘Being a Music teacher’ survey out for a PHD student.

Have you done something great in your area? How about writing a short article for the Tune Me In, the national magazine for MENZA.



Does anyone have resources for L3 AS 91423

Learning Ideas have released their brand new Instrumentation resource. Have a look at the preview.

A new L1-3 Music works resource on Bohemian Rhapsody is out now.

Ideas for a L1 Gospel or Jazz Solo Piano piece?

Have you refreshed your year 9 music program? Add any ideas to this thread.


Professional Development and Events

Music ‘19 MENZA Conference in October.

Substantially discounted rates ($150 +GST) are available for NZ teachers attending Australian EDnet DAYTiME conferences in May and June.

Auckland Musical Theatre is looking for children and young adults for “Disney’s My Son Pinocchio”.

Aroha Quartet is coming to Rotorua, Wellington, Palmerston North and Putaruru

NZ Opera Schools rehearsal offers.

Auckland Youth Orchestra Composition Competition is now open for entries.

Nelson Symphony Orchestra Solo Spotlight competition is now open for entries.

The Auckland Youth Orchestra is heading to Whitianga, Katikati, Orewa and Auckland in May.

In July 2020, the World Choral symposium will be held in AKL.



Secondary Music in Rotorua.

ITM Guitar, Vocals in Pahiatua.


Ngā mihi



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Martin Emo

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