October 21 | October 25
Kia ora tātou
A busy week for those with senior secondary students as the countdown to the last lessons begins. For primary and intermediate teachers, they seem to welcome the change of seasons after Labour Day to enable more outside activities to take place.
This week I’m off to Wellington for a conference for University-based music researchers from Australia and New Zealand. The people who attend ANZARME (Australian and NZ association for research in music education), are generally those who teach music degrees and teacher training programs. Whilst at times it can be relatively high level and distant from the classroom, it’s presentations that present on research undertaken with teachers that I’m most looking forward to.
On Monday the 4th, we’ll have the announcement of the winner of the Vodafone Music Teacher of the Year. All the best to the three finalists.
Summary to 28 October 2019
General (for all Music Levels)
Sheet music for Poi E and the Gumboot Song was crowdsourced on the list.
A great video on how to write lo-fi hip hop which would work well with secondary students and teachers wanting to better understand the theory behind chords in hip hop.
A discussion of alignment of the NZQF and ABRSM did not reach a conclusion.
Vlatko has a survey on out on music technology, composition and performance.
Suzy is looking for help eliminating vocals from tracks.
Peter has a survey for teachers at secondary girls schools.
Support was sought for marking AS91423
Massey University Commercial Music program updates and scholarships.
Professional Development and Events
MENZA NoE PLD Day in Tauranga on 22nd Nov.
Summer Youth Concert Band Camp in AKL in Jan.
Auckland Youth Orchestra is open for auditions for 2020.
You have until 4pm today (28th Oct) to get your application in to be a Music subject expert for the RAS review.
There are 18 music teacher vacancies on the EdGazette.
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