November 8, 2019
Kia ora tātou
I had the pleasure of attending the Vodafone Music Artisan Awards earlier this week. Duncan Ferguson from St Andrews College in CHCH was awarded the Music Teacher of the Year. Thanks to Mike at the NZ Music Commission for starting and supporting this award.
Faculty Rocks is now in it’s 3rd year with 29th Nov being the date to see which teacher band will win! Bands travel from around the country, and so if you can’t make it this year, start planning for 2020.
Summary to 8 Nov 2019
General (for all Music Levels)
Great advice for cheap digital pianos for the classroom.
Skills Active and the NZMEB have a consultation open on aligning NZMEB Grade 7/8
with the NZ Curriculum Level 4.
WLG End of Year Debrief 27 Nov.
The search is on for solid, robust and great sounding headphones at a budget price. \
Do you want eight versions of the National Anthem in various keys in a Sibelius file?
Does anyone any resources for Hineraukatauri?
Do you have a junior curriculum/scheme you could share?
Wendy is looking for help with her shift to a low decile school with a lack of resources in 2020.
Professional Development and Events
IRMT The Business of Teaching 10 Nov in WLG.
MENZA and Network of Expertise Secondary PLD in Tauranga 22nd Nov
Simon O’Neill + others Christmas concert 8 Dec in AKL
Auckland Art and Opera 24 Nov in AKL
Cheap tickets to the National Concerto Competition Preliminaries on the 5th and 6th of Dec in CHCH.
Dalcroze Eurhythmics Summer School in Perth in Jan.
Auckland Youth Theatre performances with students from 57 different schools 19-22nd Dec
Aotea Youth Symphony in AKL is open for 2020 auditions.
NZ School of Music Young Musicians Program is open for applications for 2020 Classical, Jazz and composition classes.
Full-time, Permanent ITMs in Cambridge.
Choral Director(s) in AKL.
Guitar ITM in AKL.
Brass and Woodwind in AKL.
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