July 31, 2020

Musicnet Summary to 31st July 2020


Kia ora tātou

A facebook post reminded me of a great youtube channel that are a wealth of content for your classroom. NPR Music, which hosts concerts in an office (and now in homes) with possibly the widest coverage of musicians. From John Legend, Wu-Tang Clan and Mavis Staples to Yo-yo Ma, Kronos Quartet and and Rahim AlHaj (playing the Oud!). There is even a great video on how they record audio and drums at their concerts. During the pandemic, they have been streaming their concerts live too.

Looking to important national Music news, MENZA has committed to better enable and support Māori leadership pathways in NZ arts education. MENZA would like to invite you to put yourself forward, or nominate someone you know who would be keen, to join us as a tangata whenua member of the MENZA board at our upcoming AGM on the 8th of August.  This is an opportunity to add your voice and experience to these new conversations around possibilities in the bicultural direction for music education in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Email jeni.little AT hobsonvillepoint.school.nz or priyagain AT gmail.com for more information.


Summary to 31st July 2020

General (for all Music Levels)

Elina has two ¾ cellos for hire in Hamilton/Cambridge or even to Auckland.


Do you teach the instrumentation standard at Level 2? Do you have some advice or resources to share?

Important Scholarship Music updates are in this email. The submission process has changed this year.

Professional Development and Events

The MENZA AGM is being held on Saturday 8th August in AKL. It’s preceded by two workshops – Secondary NCEA with National Moderator Delysse Glyn, and Maria Winder and the Ukulele Trust with a 2020 Kiwileles Songbook play-through (bring your uke!)

There will also be an opportunity to join the AGM and the secondary workshop via Zoom. Email admin@menza.co.nz.

Weaving the cultural perspectives into Pūoro on 9th Oct in AKL.

NZ Jazz Foundation High Schools workshop 14-18 Dec 2020

There are a growing number of Networks of Expertise workshops happening over the next 6 months, including to the west coast of the south island and online. Have a look at the most up to date list at the MENZA Facebook page.


Semi-finals for the NZ Chamber Music contest. Friday 7th Aug 11:30am Free Entry

NZ String quartet is touring NZ in August and September: Napier, Hamilton, Tauranga, Auckland, Wellington, Timaru, Akaroa, and Kerikeri. Tickets are just $5 for school students, and $15 for tertiary students.


Keyboard/Piano position for 2.5 hrs in AKL.

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