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.

In 2019 our focus is running the MENZA national conference in Christchurch in October.

The MEC exec are:

  • Judith Bell – co-chair
  • Kate Husband – co-chair
  • Celia Stewart – past president
  • Emma Cullen – treasurer
  • Julie Wylie
  • Annie Rodgers
  • Heather Libeau-Dow
  • Heather Gladstone
  • Helen Powell – administrator
  • Nanako Sato – CWSMTA representative
  • Katherine Jones – IRMT representative

 

 

 

 

Menza Canterbury Contacts

Judith Bell

Judith Bell

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

Upcoming Canterbury Music Education Events

Jazz on the Road Christchurch

Jazz on the Road Christchurch

May 30 @ 1:30 pm | May 30 @ 9:30 pm

Event Category:
Music Education Canterbury is excited to announce that we are once again supporting Jazz on the Road for Canterbury students and teachers on Thursday 30 May at the Aurora Centre and Burnside High School. This event will feature three outstanding international guests Greg Bissonette on drums , 
Wellington Band and Orchestra Festival

Wellington Band and Orchestra Festival

August 16 @ 9:00 am | August 18 @ 4:00 pm

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This year WeBO will be giving you even more opportunities to play in and around Wellington. This year once you have registered you will be given an opportunity to perform at "Pop Up" venues around Wellington city, in cafe's for small ensembles and on Friday at local Wellington schools! All…
Strum Strike and Blow 2019

Strum Strike and Blow 2019

August 29 @ 7:00 pm | August 29 @ 8:15 pm

Event Category:
Strum, Strike and Blow is an exciting amalgamation of the ChCh Marimba Festival and ChCh Uke Fest which will feature over 1000  students from over 40 schools playing marimbas, ukuleles and recorders in the Horncastle Arena. The Festival is run by Music Education Canterbury and Christchurch Civic Music Council and is in…
Christchurch Orchestra Festival

Christchurch Orchestra Festival

September 18 | September 22

Event Category:
The Secondary Schools Orchestra Festival run by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in partnership with CWSMTA is a highlight in the school calendar, an excellent opportunity for students to play together, improve and learn, and aim to give of their best in a performance. It’s also a time for students and teachers…
Music’19

Music’19

October 7 @ 8:00 am | October 9 @ 5:00 pm

Event Category:
The national Music Education Conference! Workshops cater from early childhood through to secondary and beyond. Topics include practical playing, creating, technology, cultural competency, cross curricular, research, individual tuition, classroom and ensembles. Inspirational keynote speakers in new locations in the heart of Christchurch! Please go to menzaconference.co.nz for details and registration!
Christchurch Big Band Festival

Christchurch Big Band Festival

October 24 @ 12:00 pm | October 28 @ 5:00 pm

Event Category:
If you're in a band, or just love big bands and jazz, Christchurch is the place to be over Labour Weekend! Over 40 performances from bands from around NZ and the world playing in public spaces, in concerts, dances, workshops, and more. Facebook Website

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