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

NB The 2021 AGM is on March 20th at 1:30pm at Chisnallwood Intermediate School following the Makaira Waugh workshops. MEC AGM attendance form

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

Strum Strike and Blow Festival

Strum Strike and Blow Festival

June 16 @ 7:00 pm | June 16 @ 8:30 pm

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Festival of 1,200 students performing on ukuleles, marimbas and recorders held annually in Christchurch. School group registration and details at strumstrikeblow.org.
MENZA AGM 2021

MENZA AGM 2021

June 19 @ 1:30 pm | June 19 @ 4:00 pm

Notifying all MENZA members of the upcoming Annual General Meeting. Hobsonville Point School, Auckland Saturday June 19th 1:30-4pm It will begin with primary/intermediate/secondary workshops, followed by refreshments and the AGM. Workshops: ECE/Primary: TBD Secondary: Delysse Glynn will present. She is the National Assessment Moderator for NZQA, and prior…
8th New Zealand Jazz Educators Workshops 2021

8th New Zealand Jazz Educators Workshops 2021

July 9 | July 11

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In 2021, we're planning a special version of the New Zealand Jazz Educators Workshops. Holding the workshops July 9-11 will allow us to offer classes and activities exclusively for educators for three full days, outside of the usual summer student jazz workshops. (It will also allow teachers to attend without…
JAZZQUEST 2021 (Ensembles and Big Bands)

JAZZQUEST 2021 (Ensembles and Big Bands)

July 31 @ 9:00 am | August 1 @ 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…
MENZA Conference 2021

MENZA Conference 2021

October 10 | October 13

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Set aside 10-13 October for Music'21 and start booking your trip to Tauranga! Details and website and registration will be here soon. Workshop submissions are currently open. "We are looking at our conference workshops and would love you to tell us what you want from conference and what/who you might…
Christchurch Big Band Festival and Junior Jazz Jam

Christchurch Big Band Festival and Junior Jazz Jam

October 21 | October 25

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The annual Christchurch Big Band Festival runs over Labour Weekend. Highlights include: All age bands from around NZ performing in a range of wonderful locations in central Christchurch "Junior Jazz Jam", an event for primary school Big Bands (up to year 8) Early Childhood interactive educational show Big Band Ball…
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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CONFERENCES

MENZA CONFERENCE MUSIC’21  OCTOBER 11-13, 2021 Tauranga Boys College.

  • 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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