December 11, 2020
Kia ora tātou
This year has been something.
A special thanks to those that posted a question or a response this year. This community wouldn’t exist without you. Thanks to those who have contributed to the “One thing you changed this year”. Whilst some topics make regular appearances, others surprise me. (You can still add to the thread).
I’m taking a break from moderating the list over the summer. The last morning of moderation will be Friday the 18th Dec, and I’ll begin again on the 25th Jan 2021. (The break has started for some as I got my first vacation reply from a teacher today!). Like the majority of teachers this year, I’m pretty tired, and I encourage you all to take as much of a break as you can, otherwise you’ll begin the year already tired!
Summary to 11 Dec 2020
Bronya is looking for examples of Primary music lessons.
General (for all Music Levels)
The NZ Choral Federation with MENZA have released their Kids Sing Along video.
NZ Music Commission Music Mentoring in Schools is open for applications for 2021. (Due 11 Feb).
Do you have students who use a DAW? Tom is needing participants for a research project.
Links to composition templates were shared.
What are your top videos on musicians/composers talking about how they write/compose music?
Do your Yr13s suffer from a lack of motivation and the “Dreaded YR13 Malaise”?
A discussion thread on the Level 3 Harmony paper exam.
NCEA Level 1 subject update from the Ministry of Education.
Professional Development and Events
NZ Double Reed Competition 2021 information.
Wellington Symphonic Bands Association is holding a free workshop on Wellington Anniversary weekend in 2021.
Piano teacher wanted in CHCH.
Vocal teacher vacancy in Waikato.
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