Canterbury

Welcome to MENZA Canterbury – Music Education Canterbury – MEC

Music Education Canterbury formed in 1997.

We 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.

MEC has hosted national MENZA conferences in 1985 (Music’85), 2009 (Music’09) and 2019 (Music’19).

The MEC exec are:

  • Judith Bell – co-chair
  • Kate Husband – co-chair
  • Celia Stewart – vice-president
  • Emma Cullen – treasurer
  • Julie Wylie – secretary
  • Heather Libeau-Dow
  • Heather Gladstone
  • Amber Chapman

Co-opted representatives:

  • Katherine Jones – IRMT representative
  • Andrew Snell – ARA Music Arts representative
  • Francis Yapp – UC Music representative
  • Brad Banks/Nicola Fogden-Smith – CWSMTA representative
  • Nikki Berry – The Muse
  • Linda Webb – INA rep

Administrator – Emma Cullen

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


Emma Cullen - administrator

Emma Cullen - administrator

musiceducationcanterbury@gmail.com

Upcoming Canterbury Music Education Events

Safer Spaces in Music Education MENZA PLD

Safer Spaces in Music Education MENZA PLD

July 13 @ 4:00 pm | July 13 @ 5:30 pm

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With Rachel Harrison (SoundCheck Aotearoa) and Jeni Little (Safer Spaces in Music Education) ZOOM link Nau mai! Haere mai! This Safer Spaces in Music Education sexual harm prevention hui will include: Continuum of behaviours in Music Education Spaces - definitions of…
35th World Conference of the International Society for Music Education “A Visible Voice”

35th World Conference of the International Society for Music Education “A Visible Voice”

July 17 | July 22

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ISME is the International Society which MENZA belongs to  as the New Zealand region. This bi-annual conference is online this year. Check out the speakers programme and registration here: https://ismeworldconference.org/
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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Latest Resources

CONFERENCES

  • 17 – 22 July 2022: The ISME (International Society for Music Education) 35th World Conference “A Visible Voice” is now ONLINE! ismeworldconference.org
  • 28 July – 2 August 2024 The 36th ISME World Conference will return to Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
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Latest News

eNote – 23rd June 2022

eNote – 23rd June 2022

In this newsletter:

Introduction of newly elected Board members

Introducing our new MENZA Board members

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eNotes – 12th June 2022

eNotes – 12th June 2022

In this newsletter:

AGM is on Saturday 18 June in Wellington Absentee Voting

Te Koha a Tāne education resource launch

 

MENZA board online voting now open! AGM reminder…

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Administrator – Music Education Canterbury

Administrator – Music Education Canterbury

Music Education Canterbury, the Canterbury region of MENZA is based in Christchurch and we are looking for a new administrator. This has a paid honorarium, only 5 meetings a year,… Read more