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

AMIS Music Educators’ Online Summit

AMIS Music Educators’ Online Summit

November 2 @ 8:00 am | November 15 @ 5:00 pm

AMIS is pleased to present an online event to support global music educators who are facing an uncertain return to teaching in the autumn of 2020.  The Online Summit will be offered in two components: ASYNCHRONOUS PROGRAM A library of 80 asynchronous, pre-recorded workshops created by music educators and…
Giving Direction 2020 – professional development for choral directors

Giving Direction 2020 – professional development for choral directors

November 7 @ 10:00 am | November 7 @ 5:00 pm

The NZCF Association of Choral Directors (ACD) will run a one-day choral conducting workshop on Saturday, 7 November 2020 at Hastings Girls’ High School. Run by ACD Clinician, Brent Stewart, the workshop is part of the ACD’s programme of professional development for choral leaders – with clear benefits flowing on to singers and…
Popular Music and Semiotic Analysis – a Method for School Educators

Popular Music and Semiotic Analysis – a Method for School Educators

November 13 @ 9:30 am | November 13 @ 3:00 pm

This workshop will provide an easy to understand and apply method to help educators think about popular music analysis. Classical and Jazz based analytical tools are not broad enough to explore popular music in a holistic manner, which requires consideration of culture and subtext through para-musical elements (e.g. video, image…
Online Summer School Music Program

Online Summer School Music Program

January 11, 2021 @ 8:00 am | January 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

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Earlier this year, we announced that the Summer School Music Program would be going ahead in January 2021 and we have remained optimistic that we would be able to come together for our yearly gathering of learning, music making and networking. However, the course of the pandemic is unpredictable and…
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.

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Latest News

Musicnet Summary to 26 Oct 2020

Musicnet Summary to 26 Oct 2020

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The dates and location for the bi-annual 2021 MENZA conference have been confirmed. 10-13 October 2021 in Tauranga.

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Musicnet Summary to 19 Oct 2020

Musicnet Summary to 19 Oct 2020

 

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Former Musicnet moderator Shane Morrow began a thread on curriculum review, inspired by the recent interview with Anita…

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Musicnet Summary to 26 Sept 2020

Musicnet Summary to 26 Sept 2020

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It’s holidays now! Hearing the various challenges that teachers have faced over the last few months, I really hope that you can turn off your email,…

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