November 16, 2019
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6 weeks till Christmas and then we’re in 2020! Where has the year gone?
Another week on the Musicnet list where I’d like to thank everyone for contributing to the online community of knowledge. Going through and making these summaries, it’s nice to see new names pop up asking and replying. A big thankyou to everyone for taking the time to check who is in the ‘To’ address line before sending emails. The number of whole group emails has continued to decrease.
Summary to 16 Nov 2019
General (for all Music Levels)
Earlier this week, the Vodafone NZ Music Awards was held in Auckland. Check out the list with students.
Do you have some great music textbooks to recommend?
Josiah is looking to hire Timpani in AKL.
If you were setting up a brand new Intermediate School music program, what would you do? Reply to this thread to help out a new initiative in Oamaru.
Do you have Itinerant teacher job descriptions you could share with Nick?
How do you keep track of attendance at instrument lessons?
Jeni shared a great book “SOLO Taxonomy in Music Education”.
Positive feedback has already begun with the NCEA Level 2 91276. Don’t forget to put in your official feedback when the NZQA link becomes live later this month on their homepage.
Do you have combined classes at Level 1, 2 or 3? If you don’t, how have you advocated for smaller classes sizes at your school?
Professional Development and Events
Zeitgest – Recorder and Electronics 22nd Nov in AKL.
Register now for the 2020 NZSM Student composition module which will finish with the NZ String Quartet performing the works.
ETHNO 2020 is now open for registrations.
Opera in Schools 2020 is now open for registrations nationwide.
NZ Chamber Contest dates are now confirmed.
Vocal ITM Tauranga
Cello ITM Lower Hutt
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