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
  • 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

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

Upcoming Canterbury Music Education Events

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…
Kodály Aotearoa Professional Development

Kodály Aotearoa Professional Development

September 11 | September 14

Event Categories:
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,…
Kodály Aotearoa Professional Development (Taster)

Kodály Aotearoa Professional Development (Taster)

September 11 | September 14

Event Categories:
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. The following events in Christchurch are yet to be confirmed due…
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 November 6 Sydney 2020 (please note change of date) DAYTiME Music Technology Conference in Australia at http://www.musicednet.com/daytime

ISME is currently working on plans to reimagine some opportunities for virtual presentations and meetings that will enable them to share significant research and practice. This will be announced in June. Some SIG (Special Interest Groups) such as MISTEC will be offering online, focussed, valuable sessions.

All other conferences previously advertised here have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Register

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