February 5, 2021

Musicnet Summary to 5 Feb 2021

Kia ora tātou

Next Saturday, the MENZA board will be meeting to plan and prepare for the year. They’re all busy music educators just like you, taking time away from their school-work, music community, family and friends. Without them those many board members before them, your jobs would be harder. 


If you’re interested in being involved, even if it’s in a one-off small way, drop an email to admin (AT) menza.co.nz. Being involved in a small project could help you see if you’re interested in being on the board. We’ve got a few projects this year that will need more people to help, including the national conference 11-13th Tauranga. 


Summary to 5 Feb 2021


General (for all Music Levels)

NZ Music has had a #Metoo movement bubbling over the last year or so and this article published this week should be read by every music educator in NZ.


A long and weaving conversation on music and ‘sustainability’. 

Graded Music Production exam feedback was shared. 

The pros and cons of Soundtrap

Andrew Stopps has a range of resources for teaching Yrs 8-10

What Acapella competitions are available to intermediate/junior high school students? 

NZ Music Commission Mentoring application close 11th Feb. Don’t miss out!

The issues with itinerants teaching from their private homes were shared. 

An app to convert audio into notation.

Peter is looking for a Garageband replacement. 

Vocal teachers’ opinions of the Vocalize! Resource. 


Professional Development and Events

Learning Ideas PLD on Midi and composition including the new Music Technology Unit Standards: Hamilton 3 May, AKL 4 May, WLG 6 May, CHCH 8 May. 

Wellington Camerata Concert 20 Feb. Their purpose is to introduce classical music to new listeners in under 1hr for a koha. 

Tāmaki Beats registration closes 12 Feb. 

$500 is up for grabs for live music as part of a Showquest entry. 



The new Music Technology teaching resources aren’t on the NZQA website yet. Use this link as a stopgap. 

There are a number of threads on exams and how they are marked. Here, here,  

Philip is looking for connections with others teaching scholarship music. 

Sadly the new Māori Performing Arts Standards are only being trialed this year and not offered to all schools. 



Jason is looking for Sax work in AKL.

Ruth is looking for Piano/Keyboard work in AKL. 

Cello, Double Bass & Bass Guitar vacancy in South Canterbury. 

Vocal teacher vacancy in AKL. 


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Martin Emo


TKI Arts Online Community Facilitator |  Musicnet

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