March 8, 2020

Musicnet Summary to 8 March 2020

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Summary to 8 March 2020

Next week is Womad where musicians come from all around the world to perform in New Plymouth. Tune in to Radio NZ for coverage over the weekend, or check out this Spotify playlist of who is performing to discover some new music.


Tomorrow I’ll be heading to my annual meeting with the other Arts Facilitators (Drama, Dance, Art History, Visual Arts). One aspect we’ll be discussing is how the Ministry of Education will be resourcing the NCEA changes. An update will be in the next Arts Online Newsletter which you can sign up to directly receive quarterly here. 


General (for all Music Levels)

Could you host a Music and Digital Technologies event in AKL on the 16/17 July? There is approval to run a combined primary and technology conference but MENZA are struggling to find a venue. There is a budget to pay for this and it would be a great opportunity for you and your school.

Stephen kicked off a discussion on buying a sampler for his school. Do contribute to the discussion if you have any experiences (positive or negative) to add.

What are the specifications of a PC-based studio computer? 

Lisa has three Clarineos for sale. 

Sonia has a few questions as she takes over at a new school about teaching juniors and seniors.

Beth is collecting online ideas for teaching music.



Help teaching and assessing the Unit standard 27658 was shared in two threads.

Level 1 bass songs were listed.

Belinda shared some ways to track your NCEA students. 


Professional Development and Events

The Auckland Youth Orchestra have four concerts on in March.

Otaki PLD, NCEA, BYOD and Music Technology March 13th. 

Hokitika PLD , Sing Play Create March 14th.  

Dunedin PLD, The Art and Psychology of Musical Play March 14th. 

CHCH PLD, Arts Based Learning, March 19th. 

Whanganui PLD, NCEA, BYOD and Music Technology March 20th. 

New Plymouth PLD, NCEA, BYOD and Music Technology March 23rd. 

Conductor Training Weekend in AKL, March 28-29. 

Musical Futures in AKL, March 27-28. 

Te Atatu PLD, Interpreting Māori legends and sound and movement in ECE, April 6th. 

Flute Masterclass 16-18 April in AKL with principal flute of Munich Philharmonic. 

IRMTNZ CHCH is holding a mini-conference 22-24th April.



Oboe/Bassoon teacher wanted in AKL.


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Martin Emo


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