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
  • Nanako Sato – CWSMTA representative
  • Roger Hamilton

Co-opted representatives:

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

Administrator – Helen Powell

MENZA rep – Duncan Ferguson

MEC Constitution (2016)

Society for Music Education (Canterbury) Incorporated
Music Education Canterbury
CC53309

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

Young Jazz Band-It Competition

Young Jazz Band-It Competition

June 17 | June 17

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About the Young Jazz Band-it Competitions Closing date for video entries: Friday, 17 June 2022. The Young Jazz Band-it competitions, supported by Youthtown, have been developed to support jazz music programmes and jazz understanding through the distribution of New Zealand inspired, popular compositions arranged for secondary and intermediate school jazz…
Strum Strike and Blow 2022

Strum Strike and Blow 2022

August 10 @ 9:30 am | August 10 @ 8:15 pm

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About Strum Strike and Blow 2022 Wednesday August 10th 2022 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.  The Festival is run by Music Education Canterbury and Christchurch Civic Music Council and…
Christchurch Big Band Festival 2022

Christchurch Big Band Festival 2022

October 20 | October 24

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Annual Big Band Festival attracting all-age bands from around NZ. Includes Junior Jazz Jam - for primary school jazz bands ECE interactive jazz show Secondary school jazz big band performances in exciting locations around the city! Community and professional band performances Gala concert and guests Chch Youth Jazz Orchestra Workshops!…
2022 STUDENT and EDUCATOR JAZZ WORKSHOPS

2022 STUDENT and EDUCATOR JAZZ WORKSHOPS

December 12 @ 8:00 am | December 16 @ 4:30 pm

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Coordinated by Rodger Fox, Dave Lisik, and Ryan Brake. ​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 with at least one year…

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CONFERENCES

 MENZA Conference (Postponed to October 2022)  MENZA Conference

  • 17 – 22 July 2022: The ISME (International Society for Music Education) 35th World Conference “A Visible Voice” will be in Brisbane, Australia. Updates will be posted here. The call for papers will open in March 2021.
  • 28 July – 2 August 2024 The 36th ISME World Conference will return to Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
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