October 18, 2019

Musicnet Summary to 18 October 2019

Kia ora tātou

In the second week of the holidays, I joined teachers, educators and music industry supporters at the bi-annual MENZA conference in Christchurch. During its initial planning stages, we thought we’d be happy with 80 teachers, so it was a great achievement that nearly 150 people attended across the three days. Thanks to everyone to attended, presented and connected during the three awesome days.

The Twitter and Instagram page from the conference is still going so have a quick scroll through the online wall here.


If you did attend, MENZA are still keen to have your feedback on individual workshops and the overall conference. Resources from the presentations will follow in a few weeks. Check your emails for the links.


If you have any questions about the conference or if you want to be more involved in MENZA contact admin@menza.co.nz.


Summary to 18th October 2019


General (for all Music Levels)

West Side Story resources.

Clive has shared some free music theory lessons from The Contemporary Musician.

Want to hold or lead a workshop in your area? Put in your proposal to the Networks of Expertise by Monday 22nd October. 

Do you use a music e-reader for your scores?

Tish is looking to purchase Timbales in AKL.

A new Facebook group has started for Community Youth Orchestra conductors.

SOUNZ has some new resources for the Cook/Tupaia 250th events. You can borrow or buy them.



A summary of the NCEA panel discussion from the MENZA 19’ conference was shared.

Saali has a curly question of Level 3 Song writing. Do contribute to the discussion to help him out.

8 Music subject experts are sought for writing the new NCEA Level 1 standards. There is a thread discussing this, but please direct all questions about the positions to the MoE.

Learning Ideas has 20% off all of its’ products till Sunday night.


Professional Development and Events

Lots of performances and workshops as part of the Christchurch Big Band Festival over Labour Weekend.

NZBA Summer Brass in AKL 2020.

Bigger Better Brains has been cancelled.

100 Years journey – AKL and WLG.



Violin/Viola in AKL for 2020

Ministry of Education is seeking 8x Contractors for Level 1 Music.


Ngā mihi


Martin Emo

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