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 – Secretary
  • Annie Rodgers
  • Heather Libeau-Dow
  • Heather Gladstone
  • Helen Powell – administrator
  • Nanako Sato – CWSMTA representative
  • Maree Parr

Co-opted representatives:

  • Katherine Jones – IRMT representative
  • Nick Hollamby – ARA Music Arts representative
  • Glenda Keam – UC Music representative
  • Nikki Berry – The Muse
  • Linda Webb – INA rep

 

Menza Canterbury Contacts

Judith Bell

Judith Bell

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

Upcoming Canterbury Music Education Events

45th Canterbury Folk Music Festival – your family friendly festival – rescheduled to 13-16th November 2020

45th Canterbury Folk Music Festival – your family friendly festival – rescheduled to 13-16th November 2020

April 10 | April 12

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Canterbury Folk Music Festival - rescheduled to 13-16th November 2020 2020 will offer a festival that will bring you both traditional and contemporary folk musicians to whet your appetite for vibrant acoustic live music. The Canterbury Folk Festival looks forward to building on our 45 years of success with growing audiences,…
NEWZATS Professional Development Conference 2020 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

NEWZATS Professional Development Conference 2020 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

April 15 | April 17

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New Zealand Association of Teachers of Singing (NEWZATS) are the national professional development and support network for teachers of voice. We are holding our 26th biennial conference in April this year. THE VERSATILE VOICE TEACHER Vocal Function for Young Singers Wednesday 15 - Friday 17 April, 2020 Queen Margaret College, Wellington…
Professional Development in Music and Movement

Professional Development in Music and Movement

April 20 | April 25

Come and explore how to facilitate singing, storytelling, poetry, movement and playing instruments in an integrated way into your classroom programmes. In the April school holidays, ONZA (Orff New Zealand Aotearoa) is offering teacher training 6-day courses in music and movement. This course is aimed at specialist and generalist teachers…
‘Empowering Music Teachers’ with Nick Peterson

‘Empowering Music Teachers’ with Nick Peterson

April 24 @ 9:30 am | April 24 @ 5:00 pm

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‘EMPOWERING MUSIC TEACHERS’ Guest Presenter – Nick Peterson (Australia) Day 3 of the IRMT April Refresher course. Sessions – Friday 24th April    Click here for Session descriptions Teaching versus Educating Equipping Superior Sightreading Insights to Revitalise Music Teaching Mastering Rhythm Reading Simplifying Complex Metres As a performer, composer and…
Creative Strings Workshop: Training in Contemp. Styles & Improv.

Creative Strings Workshop: Training in Contemp. Styles & Improv.

June 1 @ 11:00 am | June 1 @ 7:00 pm

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Are you ready to change the way you make music? Creative Strings Workshop: World-Renowned Training in Contemporary Styles and Improvisation Perfect for string players and teachers of all ages looking to: *Confidently navigate improvisation, contemporary styles, and related subject’s *Attract a wider variety of professional opportunities *Expand your comfort zone…
Kodály Aotearoa Professional Development (Taster)

Kodály Aotearoa Professional Development (Taster)

June 6 | June 7

For futher information about the following events, please contact Megan Flint – meganjude@xtra.co.nz Kodály Music Education are working in conjunction with Project Prima Volta and the Cuskelly College of Music to run these courses in New Zealand. For those of you who are looking at completing Primary 2, Primary…
Festival of Brass

Festival of Brass

July 8 | July 12

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July 8-12 Festival of Brass at the Town Hall Complex, Christchurch Contact Contest Manager bbanzeo@gmail.com Christchurch Liaison person Stephen Leader:  leader14@slingshot.co.nz www.facebook.com/brassbanz/
12th World Symposium on Choral Music

12th World Symposium on Choral Music

July 11 | July 18

World Symposium on Choral Music 2020 11-18 July 2020 Once every three years the world’s leading choirs, conductors, composers and administrators come together for a premier festival of concerts, seminars, workshops and masterclasses - the World Symposium on Choral Music. In July 2020, that meeting place will be the beautiful…
Music and Digital Technologies: Practical ideas for the primary classroom

Music and Digital Technologies: Practical ideas for the primary classroom

July 16 | July 17

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SAVE THE DATE ! Music and Digital Technologies: Practical ideas for the primary classroom Thursday 16 and Friday 17 July in Auckland (Location to be confirmed) A TRCC SPONSORED EVENT CO-ORGANISED BY MENZA AND TENZ This conference will empower primary teachers of any level with the tools…
JAZZQUEST

JAZZQUEST

August 1 @ 9:00 am | August 2 @ 5:00 pm

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Christchurch's Premier High School Jazz Band Competition JazzQuest is an annual competition showcasing the quality of some of the country’s top secondary school jazz bands and musicians. It offers young jazz musicians a chance to mix, mingle with and challenge themselves against others from around New Zealand. Bands are awarded…
Strum Strike and Blow Festival

Strum Strike and Blow Festival

August 27 @ 7:00 pm | August 27 @ 8:15 pm

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Strum, Strike and Blow is an exciting amalgamation of the ChCh Marimba Festival and ChCh Uke Fest which will feature over 1000  students 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 it’s 8th year! Once…
Kodály Aotearoa Professional Development

Kodály Aotearoa Professional Development

September 11 | September 14

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For further information about the following events, please contact Megan Flint - meganjude@xtra.co.nz Kodály Music Education are working in conjunction with Project Prima Volta and the Cuskelly College of Music to run these courses in New Zealand. For those of you who are looking at completing Primary 2,…
Christchurch Secondary Students’ Orchestra Festival

Christchurch Secondary Students’ Orchestra Festival

September 13 @ 9:00 am | September 13 @ 6:00 pm

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Kodály Aotearoa Professional Development

Kodály Aotearoa Professional Development

October 2 | October 10

For further information about the following events, please contact Megan Flint - meganjude@xtra.co.nz Kodály Music Education are working in conjunction with Project Prima Volta and the Cuskelly College of Music to run these courses in New Zealand. For those of you who are looking at completing Primary 2,…
Christchurch Big Band Festival

Christchurch Big Band Festival

October 22 @ 12:00 pm | October 26 @ 5:00 pm

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NZ's only Big Band Festival kicks off with Junior Jazz Jam, an event for primary school jazz bands, and works through the long weekend with bands of all ages playing outdoor gigs in cool venues around the new Christchurch central city. It also offers workshops, dancing, concerts and surprise events!…
Junior Jazz Jam

Junior Jazz Jam

October 22 @ 12:00 pm | October 22 @ 6:00 pm

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An event for Primary School Jazz Bands (up to year 8). Bands perform for each other and get written feedback from jazz lecturers from ARA Music Arts. The Registration link will be added here soon and also to the Christchurch Big Band Festival Website.
RAZZLE DAZZLE ‘EM CHRISTCHURCH

RAZZLE DAZZLE ‘EM CHRISTCHURCH

July 5, 2021 | July 11, 2021

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RAZZLE DAZZLE 'EM CHRISTCHURCH Music Festival is especially created to provide International Schools the opportunity of touring to New Zealand’s Garden City, Christchurch, gateway to New Zealand’s South Island. School / College Choirs, Orchestras, String Ensembles, Big Bands, Concert Bands, Jazz Bands, Bell Ringers, Marching Bands, and A cappella singing…

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2020 CONFERENCES

Registrations are open for ISME (International Society for Music Education) 2020 in Helsinki, Finland as well as the Pre-Conference Commissions https://www.isme2020.fi/

Registrations will be open soon for the MENZA-TENZ July 16-17 two day conference on Music and Digital Technologies in Auckland sponsored by TRCC

Registrations are now open for the five 2020 DAYTiME Music Technology Conferences in Australia at http://www.musicednet.com/daytime

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