September 6, 2019

Musicnet Summary to 6 Sept 2019

Kia ora tātou

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori is next week, and there is a thread here with resources you can use. These will be uploaded to the Teacher Resource Exchange once some more links have been added. 

Thread of the week, is the currently 26-reply discussion on students making music with pre-made beats. What I find interesting, is that this discussion is looking at what music education actually is, as opposed to just focusing on the tools and software specific knowledge that is often the main part of professional learning discussions. Do have a read if you work with students who use computers to compose.  


Summary to 6 Sept 2019

General (for all Music Levels)

Matt is looking to borrow some percussion gear in AKL. 

Sources of drumless and other backing tracks are available here. 

Do you have a Performing Arts or Music Awards ceremony? What awards do you give out? 



Some great resources were shared for a primary school just starting out. 

How do you encourage toddlers with music? 



2019 Exam packs from Learning Ideas are out, with some minor changes. 

Dorico 3 music notation software is now out, and Stephen finds is superior to Sibelius and other notation software. 

What is the best way to share Logic Pro files for NCEA moderation? 

The AS91422 exemplars were re-shared. 

Stephen has compiled his list of Level 1 and 2 conventions papers. 


Professional Development and Events

The Phoenix summit is on next week in AKL with international music managers and artists. 

Opera Scenes of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Strauss’s Die Fledermaus in AKL in Sept

Motifs to Masterpieces PD AKL and WLG in October. 

It’s not too late to register for a day, or all three of the MENZA conference in October. 



Hugo is looking for Drum and Bass tutors in CHCH


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