Canterbury

Welcome to MENZA Canterbury – Music Education Canterbury – MEC

Music Education Canterbury meet once a term and exchange emails, phone calls, and can be seen meeting over coffee or at workshops in between.

We run Strum Strike and Blow, a festival for ukuleles, marimbas and recorders, which sees 1,200 students perform together in the Horncastle Arena with the support of the Christchurch Civic Music Council. This has three workshops leading up to it.

We run workshops through out the year for Music Educators and have worked in with and support the other local music education providers including IRMT, ARA, CSM, the Muse, CWSMTA, Musical Parenting and the University of Canterbury.

The MEC exec are:

  • Judith Bell – co-chair
  • Kate Husband – co-chair
  • Celia Stewart – past president
  • Emma Cullen – treasurer
  • Julie Wylie – Secretary
  • Heather Libeau-Dow
  • Heather Gladstone
  • Nanako Sato – CWSMTA representative
  • Roger Hamilton

Co-opted representatives:

  • Katherine Jones – IRMT representative
  • Andrew Snell – ARA Music Arts representative
  • Francis Yapp – UC Music representative
  • Nikki Berry – The Muse
  • Linda Webb – INA rep

Administrator – Helen Powell

MENZA rep – Duncan Ferguson

MEC Constitution (2016)

Society for Music Education (Canterbury) Incorporated
Music Education Canterbury
CC53309

Menza Canterbury Contacts

Judith Bell

Judith Bell

co-chair
Email: bell.judith@gmail.com
Phone: 027 232 2912


Celia Stewart

Celia Stewart

Email: celia@xtra.co.nz

027 529 9000


Helen Powell - administrator

Helen Powell - administrator

helenpowell@outlook.co.nz

Upcoming Canterbury Music Education Events

Christchurch Big Band Festival and Junior Jazz Jam

Christchurch Big Band Festival and Junior Jazz Jam

October 21 | October 25

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The annual Christchurch Big Band Festival runs over Labour Weekend. Highlights include: All age bands from around NZ performing in a range of wonderful locations in central Christchurch "Junior Jazz Jam", an event for primary school Big Bands (up to year 8) Early Childhood interactive educational show Big Band Ball…
Junior Jazz Jam 2021

Junior Jazz Jam 2021

October 21 @ 2:00 pm | October 21 @ 4:00 pm

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An event for Primary School Jazz Bands! (Up to year 8) Bands get the valuable opportunity to play to each other, get feedback from jazz graduates and to play together! This event also kicks off the Christchurch Big Band Festival that runs over 5 days. Please fill…
IRMTNZ – CALL FOR SCORES:  Easy Tunes for Tamariki

IRMTNZ – CALL FOR SCORES: Easy Tunes for Tamariki

November 30 @ 11:59 pm | November 30 @ 11:59 pm

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Wellington Branch IRMTNZ invites submissions of scores for beginner violin and cello students. Wellington Branch IRMTNZ  is planning to publish Easy Tunes for Tamariki,  a collection of original piecesfor violin and for cello submitted by composers from Aotearoa New Zealand. The music is to be appropriate for pupils from preliminary up…

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CONFERENCES

 MENZA Conference (Postponed to Early 2022)  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. The call for papers will open in March 2021.
  • 28 July – 2 August 2024 The 36th ISME World Conference will return to Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
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MENZA response to inappropriate and harmful behaviour

The recent stories of the inappropriate and harmful behaviour in schools and universities in Music Education spaces are simply unacceptable. We applaud the bravery of those who have come forward.… Read more

Musicnet Summary end of Term 1, 2021.

Musicnet Summary end of Term 1, 2021.

 

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It’s the last day of term, and are hopefully looking forward to at least a few days off. 

 

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Summary of Musicnet to 19 March 2021

Summary of Musicnet to 19 March 2021

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The MENZA AGM is being held in Auckland on the 19th June, at Hobsonville Point Secondary School. It’s a great chance to not…

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