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
  • Natasha Chernousova – IRMT representative
  • Nick Hollamby – ARA Music Arts representative
  • Glenda Keam – UC Music representative
  • Maree Parr

 

  • 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

Christchurch Big Band Festival

Christchurch Big Band Festival

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

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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
ANZARME – Music Education Research 31 Oct-3 Nov

ANZARME – Music Education Research 31 Oct-3 Nov

October 31 | November 3

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Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education Winds of Change, the 41st Conference 2019 31 October – 3 November Victoria University of Wellington Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand Victoria University of Wellington is proud to welcome the…
The Conductor as Connector with Beth Cohen

The Conductor as Connector with Beth Cohen

November 9 @ 9:00 am | November 9 @ 12:00 pm

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For: Primary / Intermediate / Secondary Where: Christchurch School of Music, Christchurch Fee: Free for MENZA members, first year teachers and those currently enrolled in an education degree, or $30 for non-members.  Register here today This workshop will help teachers…
Student Jazz Workshops

Student Jazz Workshops

December 9 @ 8:00 am | December 13 @ 9:30 pm

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The New Zealand Jazz Foundation provides exceptional musical experiences to young jazz musicians in New Zealand. 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…
RAZZLE DAZZLE ‘EM CHRISTCHURCH

RAZZLE DAZZLE ‘EM CHRISTCHURCH

June 29, 2020 | July 5, 2020

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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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Music’19

Registration is now open for our annual conference.

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