March 5, 2021
Kia ora tātou
A whole lot of new people have joined Musicnet over the last week and I’d like to welcome you (in addition to the automatic welcome email you would have received).
Two helpful tips for any user of Musicnet is how to manage an overflowing email inbox. First, ensure the Musicnet emails go into a separate folder by making a rule. That way your inbox won’t overflow. Second, set aside a few set times to scroll through and read emails that are pertinent to you. Before I was the facilitator, I’d wait till the unread musicnet emails reached around 30 then I’d dive in and read them, deleting ones I don’t need to have as I go. The archive is always there if you need to go back.
Summary to 5 March 2021
General (for all Music Levels)
What do you want to see at the MENZA conference in October? Fill out this form.
A discussion which untangled what was happening with external exams (ABRSM, Trinity, AMEB) this year.
Survey – How do students and teachers access NZ Music history and information?
Ideas of how to accommodate weird chamber music instrument groupings.
Kat is looking for more contributions to a google drive of Relief teaching resources.
Ria is looking for Māori words for musical terms.
Do you use Ukuleles? You could start this year with support from 2021 Kiwileles! Resources and events for this year are now out.
Questions about submission of Scholarship Music.
Rhys has questions about how to run a group composition task with a multi-level class. Add in your ideas to the thread to help a first-year teacher out!
A long thread and linked document of great NZ basslines.
Professional Development and Events
Hit like a girl – International drumming and beat-making competition for girls.
NZ Middle School Honours band festival is now open for enrolments.
NZ Music Gig Starters are running around the country from AKL-Dunedin.
2021 National Concerto Competition Final is postponed.
MENZA conference 11-13 Oct
Fielding High School Maternity Leave from the end of Term 2.
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