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

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

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…
ANZARME symposium 2021

ANZARME symposium 2021

August 24 | August 25

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This two day symposium is for all interested music educators in Aotearoa: tertiary educators, PhD and Masters students, teachers of music. In 2020 the New Zealand branch of ANZARME (Australia New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education) hosted Mahi Tahi. This was a very successful and informal two…
2021 National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band Camp

2021 National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band Camp

October 5 | October 9

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The 2021 National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band Camp is on in Christchurch from 5 to 9 October 2021. Application forms for the 2021 National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band are ready to be distributed. Please email Sandra Ginever on nssbb2021@gmail.com and she can forward you a copy. Full details of the audition…
MENZA Conference 2021

MENZA Conference 2021

October 11 | October 13

Set aside 11-13 October for Music'21 and start booking your trip to Tauranga! MENZA CONFERNCE website: menzaconference.co.nz Call For Presenters He Hononga: Connecting Within and Across This year's MENZA conference has an overarching theme of hauora where the potential of music…
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…
Junior Jazz Jam 2021

Junior Jazz Jam 2021

October 21 @ 2:00 pm | October 21 @ 4:00 pm

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An event for Primary School Jazz Bands! (Up to year 8) Bands get the valuable opportunity to play to each other, get feedback from jazz graduates and to play together! This event also kicks off the Christchurch Big Band Festival that runs over 5 days. Please fill…
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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