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Summary to 24 August 2020
General (for all Music Levels)
Zoom are upgrading their sound quality and other features soon.
What are some considerations for flooring in a music room?
Joan is looking for some recommendations for software to record keyboard out and video.
Some modern interval songs were shared.
Tips for teaching instrument lessons online were sought by Robert.
The treasure trove of ETV, which is available to schools and archives most programs that have been on TV, is a great way to watch “Anthems”.
Rehearsal guidelines with Covid-19 from the NZ Choral Federation.
ThePercussionER.com is a new percussion resource from APO Principal Percussionist Eric Renick.
Do you teach music in semester blocks? Do other subjects do it at your school? Nikki is wanting to hear from you.
How do you access audio and scores from past NCEA exams?
Learning Ideas have their flipped classroom resources available, along with upcoming workshops on audio+video production in Hamilton and Auckland.
Professional Development and Events
Audience Song:Submit a story, inspire a song is a new songwriting project for students with support from Creative NZ.
The 16 Semi-finalists for the 2020 NZ Junior Piano Competition have been announced.
NZ Secondary Students’ choir 2021-22 auditions are now open.
IRMTNZ Masterclasses in CHCH next weekend.
Tertiary Lecturer @ Otago.
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