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

Julie Wylie Workshops

Julie Wylie Workshops

February 23 @ 10:00 am | February 23 @ 1:30 pm

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Julie Wylie Musical Play, in association with Kiwi Kids Music, is delighted to bring you these two interactive workshops in Tautoru / TSB Space, Hapori | Community, Level 1 at Tūranga, Christchurch's beautiful central library. If you're a parent of children aged 0 -…
Closing Date for 2019 Hook Line and Singalong song competition

Closing Date for 2019 Hook Line and Singalong song competition

March 17 @ 11:30 pm | March 17 @ 11:30 pm

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  Entry form Details and sing writing resources can be found at hooklineandsingalong.com The closing date for entries is March 17, 11:59PM 2019. Song guidelines 1. The winning song will be sung by students in both primary and secondary schools. It should be radio-friendly and the length of an…
Kodály Music Pedagogy Training and  Kodály Kids

Kodály Music Pedagogy Training and  Kodály Kids

April 12 @ 8:00 am | April 15 @ 5:00 pm

Kodály Music Pedagogy Training and  Kodály Kids courses in Hawke’s Bay, 2019 (1)Kodály Music Pedagogy Training: Kodály Aotearoa and Project Prima Volta, in conjunction with The Cuskelly College of Music, offer the programme as a two-part intensive course, allowing participants time to practise and complete assessment tasks between each block. Our tutors are amongst…
NZ Primary School Teachers’ Conference

NZ Primary School Teachers’ Conference

April 15 | April 16

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This is the first year that the New Zealand Primary School Teachers’ Conference is to held and it proves to be an exciting event! The Conference Advisory Committee compiles of 11 subject associations, all working collaboratively to produce this event. MENZA is proud to be part of…
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

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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

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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!
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

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