September 20, 2019

Musicnet Summary to 19 Sept 2019

Kia ora tātou

One of the most exciting opportunities to come out this week is a collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Creative NZ and Ministry of Heritage and Culture called ‘Creatives in Schools’ Initiative. Think of it as a refresh and change from the old ‘Artists in Schools’ project from before my time. Also think of it like the NZ Music Commission’s Music mentors program but spread over 8-20 weeks. It is a funded project, with money for expenses, your time and the artists. Applications are due 1 Nov and I urge you to get one in, so that we have a number of strong Music-related applications. 

This years three finalists for the Music Teacher of the Year are Sue Banham, Jane Egan and Duncan Ferguson. The winner will be announced in WLG on the 14th November.  

Summary to 20 Sept 2019


General (for all Music Levels)

Mac OS Catalina software update warning. 

Do you have a good portable sound system? Shaun would love some advice. 

What status do ITMs have in negotiating hours? Are they permanent or fixed term? See the great replies here. 

A curly questions about tricky two-handed notation of a piano work. 

Hoa, the new Mentoring and support network for music teachers is open for trial applicants. 

How do you manage the health and safety requirements for rigging lights? 



Nicola wants some help with moderation. 

DJ as solo performance. 

Can a student use the same piece for Level 2 and Level 3 group performance? 


Professional Development and Events

Bjork Blackbird Ensemble tribute student discount of $10 tickets. 

GIRLS ROCK is on in AKL and has applications open. Print off the poster for your wall. 

100 Years journey 1919-2019 is on in AKL and WLG with $10 tickets. 

IRMTNZ Conference 16-19th Jan. 

Adam Summer School in sunny Nelson is open for applications. 



Term 1 High School Music Teacher in CHCH. 

Music Center Supervisor in AKL. 

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