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
  • Helen Powell – administrator
  • Nanako Sato – CWSMTA representative
  • Roger Hamilton

Co-opted representatives:

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

Administrator – Helen Powell

 

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

Wellington Symphonic Bands – Weekend workshop

Wellington Symphonic Bands – Weekend workshop

January 23 | January 24

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Prime your playing for 2021 with the help of our awesome musical directors. All ages, levels Grade 3 and up. Register your interest here. Organiser is Megan Brownlie, Heretaunga College.  
RAZZLE DAZZLE ‘EM CHRISTCHURCH

RAZZLE DAZZLE ‘EM CHRISTCHURCH

July 4, 2022 | July 10, 2022

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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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Latest Resources

CONFERENCES

  • The ISME (International Society for Music Education) 35th World Conference “A Visible Voice” will be in Brisbane, Australia, 17 – 22 July 2022. Updates will be posted here. The call for papers will open in March 2021.
  • The 36th ISME World Conference will return to Helsinki 28 July – 2 August 2024, Helsinki, Finland
  • ISME Regional Conference Asia Pacific/APSMER 2021: 18 – 19 September 2021 held in Tokyo, organised by the Japan Music Education Society. Call for papers: Abstracts are due by Feb 28th 2021. Registration opens 1st June 2021.
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