Auckland/Northland

National Board Members based in Auckland:

  • Christian MacDonald; Tangata Whenua rep
  • Jeni Little: MENZA Board Chair
  • Charlotte Nicklin

We are always happy to hear from members in these regions regarding PLD ideas or needs. These teachers are engaged across the EC to Secondary sectors, are experienced in many pedagogical styles and are greatly involved in the many music education events within this region – NZCF, the Ukulele Trust, Hook Line and Singalong, the KBB Band festival , Chamber music, Smokefree Rockquest, Tangata Beats, SUSO, The Big Sing and more … and can help you with information regarding these.

The local Auckland committee is about to be revived in 2020, led initially by Jeni Little.

Please email her if you should like to be involved with this or know what is planned.

The MENZA admin will email all Auckland and Northland members on the current database about future events – so join up now if you haven’t already.

Remember first year teachers and full time teacher trainees gain free membership to events.

Menza Auckland/Northland Contacts

Jeni Little

Jeni Little

MENZA Board Chair

jeni.little@hobsonvillepoint.school.nz


Christian MacDonald

Christian MacDonald

Tangata Whenua Rep

christianm@taipa.school.nz


Charlotte Nicklin 

Charlotte Nicklin 

c.nicklin@maristcollege.school.nz

Upcoming Auckland/Northland Music Education Events

Young Jazz Band-It Competition

Young Jazz Band-It Competition

June 17 | June 17

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About the Young Jazz Band-it Competitions Closing date for video entries: Friday, 17 June 2022. The Young Jazz Band-it competitions, supported by Youthtown, have been developed to support jazz music programmes and jazz understanding through the distribution of New Zealand inspired, popular compositions arranged for secondary and intermediate school jazz…
Christchurch Big Band Festival 2022

Christchurch Big Band Festival 2022

October 20 | October 24

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Annual Big Band Festival attracting all-age bands from around NZ. Includes Junior Jazz Jam - for primary school jazz bands ECE interactive jazz show Secondary school jazz big band performances in exciting locations around the city! Community and professional band performances Gala concert and guests Chch Youth Jazz Orchestra Workshops!…
2022 STUDENT and EDUCATOR JAZZ WORKSHOPS

2022 STUDENT and EDUCATOR JAZZ WORKSHOPS

December 12 @ 8:00 am | December 16 @ 4:30 pm

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Coordinated by Rodger Fox, Dave Lisik, and Ryan Brake. ​The National Jazz Workshops bring New Zealand's enthusiastic jazz students together with top jazz musicians and educators, working on instrument techniques, improvisation, theory, listening and ensemble performances. Students 19 and under with at least one year…

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CONFERENCES

 MENZA Conference (Postponed to October 2023)  MENZA Conference

  • 17 – 22 July 2022: The ISME (International Society for Music Education) 35th World Conference “A Visible Voice” will be in Brisbane, Australia. Updates will be posted here.
  • 28 July – 2 August 2024 The 36th ISME World Conference will return to Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
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