August 16, 2019
Kia ora tātou
This week, 100s of students took part in the Auckland KBB Music Festival and Wellington WEBO Festival. Concert Bands, Orchestras, Jazz Combos, Big Bands, Chamber Orchestras and ensembles in between took to the stage and performed. Earlier this month the NZ Concert Band Festival also took place.
When you look at who is in the ensembles at these festivals, (thanks to the FB feed), I was encouraged to see a number of ensembles that included young musicians, be it Intermediate-age or Year 9s that have only been playing for a few terms. In discussion with one Intermediate teacher a few years ago, the spark for her students to form an orchestra came from a visit from a Secondary School Jazz Combo. If you run an ensemble or choir, how about performing at a nearby Intermediate School? If you are in an Intermediate school, contact one of the local Secondary Schools or youth ensembles to host a performance.
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Summary to 16 Aug 2019
General (for all Music Levels)
Rachel has a survey on Music teacher responsibility and pay.
Arranging Happy Birthday video.
Earl Creativity Trust Applications close on the 2nd Sept.
Some solo Oboe pieces were shared.
Music Zettle is a new podcast by James Humberstone. Have a listen and add your thoughts to this thread. Does what James talk about resonate with you and your school?
Katie Wardrobe Ultimate Free Music Tech Resources guide 2019-2020
How do you get your Itinerant teachers PD?
Studio Grand Piano for sale Tauranga.
Sibelius licencing help was given by EDnet.
Arrangement, Notation, Digital Audio Workstations (Logic) and the future of music education is being discussed right now in this post.
Are Secondary Dominants/borrowed chords present in any NCEA exams?
Helpful songs for Level 3 AS91423 – Bohemian Rhapsody or Ravel?
Can you use Minecraft JukeBox or Noteblocks for Level 1 or 2 composition?
Professional Development and Events
MENZA – Early Childhood ‘Tried and True’ 17 Aug, AKL.
MENZA Conference October, CHCH.
Learning Ideas Composition workshop in CHCH after the MENZA conference.
AKL Jazz Spectacular with the Auckland Jazz Orchestra and the Rodger Fox Nonet 22 October.
Keyboard vacancy AKL.
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