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.

In 2019 our focus is running the MENZA national conference in Christchurch in October.

The MEC exec are:

  • Judith Bell – co-chair
  • Kate Husband – co-chair
  • Celia Stewart – past president
  • Emma Cullen – treasurer
  • Julie Wylie – Secretary
  • Annie Rodgers
  • Heather Libeau-Dow
  • Heather Gladstone
  • Helen Powell – administrator
  • Nanako Sato – CWSMTA representative
  • Katherine Jones – IRMT representative
  • Nick Hollamby – ARA Music Arts representative
  • Glenda Keam – UC Music representative
  • Maree Parr

 

  • Nikki Berry – The Muse
  • Linda Webb – INA rep

 

Menza Canterbury Contacts

Judith Bell

Judith Bell

co-chair
Email: bell.judith@gmail.com
Phone: 027 232 2912

Upcoming Canterbury Music Education Events

Early Bird closes for MENZA conference

Early Bird closes for MENZA conference

July 1 @ 8:00 am | July 1 @ 11:30 pm

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Register here menzaconference.co.nz before July 1 to get the early bird discount! You'll still be able to register after this date for the normal fee.
New Beginnings songwriting workshop with Bic Runga

New Beginnings songwriting workshop with Bic Runga

July 6 | July 8

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Critically-acclaimed Kiwi songwriter, musician, vocalist and producer Bic Runga is returning to be in residence at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora in Ōtautahi Christchurch in July to lead an intensive songwriting workshop exploring all aspects of this creative process, including lyric writing, arranging, and production. This three-part workshop…
Closing date for call for papers for ANZARME

Closing date for call for papers for ANZARME

July 26 @ 8:00 am | July 26 @ 5:00 pm

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Check out details of the conference here   CALL FOR PAPERS Conference flyer Wellington 2019 ANZARME
Wellington Band and Orchestra Festival

Wellington Band and Orchestra Festival

August 16 @ 9:00 am | August 18 @ 4:00 pm

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This year WeBO will be giving you even more opportunities to play in and around Wellington. This year once you have registered you will be given an opportunity to perform at "Pop Up" venues around Wellington city, in cafe's for small ensembles and on Friday at local Wellington schools! All…
Arts Based Academics with Beth Cohen

Arts Based Academics with Beth Cohen

August 23 @ 12:00 pm | August 23 @ 3:00 pm

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For: ECE, Primary / Intermediate Where: Christchurch School of Music, Christchurch Fee:Free for MENZA members, first year teachers and those currently enrolled in an education degree, or $30 for non-members.  Register here today Based on a successfully implemented programme in USA schools this workshop…
Christchurch Wind Festival 2019

Christchurch Wind Festival 2019

August 24 | August 25

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24 and 25 AUGUST CHARLES LUNEY AUDITORIUM Applications are invited for the following categories: 1.CONCERT BAND  (20 + PLAYERS, DIRECTED) $10 per player ($200 max) 2. ENSEMBLE   (UP TO 20 PLAYERS, DIRECTED)           May be single instrument eg Flute Ensemble…
Strum Strike and Blow 2019

Strum Strike and Blow 2019

August 29 @ 7:00 pm | August 29 @ 8:15 pm

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Strum, Strike and Blow is an exciting amalgamation of the ChCh Marimba Festival and ChCh Uke Fest which will feature over 1000  students from over 40 schools playing marimbas, ukuleles and recorders in the Horncastle Arena. The Festival is run by Music Education Canterbury and Christchurch Civic Music Council and is in…
Christchurch Orchestra Festival

Christchurch Orchestra Festival

September 18 | September 22

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The Secondary Schools Orchestra Festival run by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in partnership with CWSMTA is a highlight in the school calendar, an excellent opportunity for students to play together, improve and learn, and aim to give of their best in a performance. It’s also a time for students and teachers…
Music’19

Music’19

October 7 @ 8:00 am | October 9 @ 5:00 pm

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The national Music Education Conference! Workshops cater from early childhood through to secondary and beyond. Topics include practical playing, creating, technology, cultural competency, cross curricular, research, individual tuition, classroom and ensembles. Inspirational keynote speakers in new locations in the heart of Christchurch! Please go to menzaconference.co.nz for details and registration!
Christchurch Big Band Festival

Christchurch Big Band Festival

October 24 @ 12:00 pm | October 28 @ 5:00 pm

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If you're in a band, or just love big bands and jazz, Christchurch is the place to be over Labour Weekend! Over 40 performances from bands from around NZ and the world playing in public spaces, in concerts, dances, workshops, and more. Facebook Website
The Conductor as Connector with Beth Cohen

The Conductor as Connector with Beth Cohen

October 26 @ 9:00 am | October 26 @ 12:00 pm

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For: Primary / Intermediate / Secondary Where: Christchurch School of Music, Christchurch Fee: Free for MENZA members, first year teachers and those currently enrolled in an education degree, or $30 for non-members.  Register here today     This…
ANZARME – Music Education Research 31 Oct-3 Nov

ANZARME – Music Education Research 31 Oct-3 Nov

October 31 | November 3

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Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education Winds of Change, the 41st Conference 2019 31 October – 3 November Victoria University of Wellington Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand Victoria University of Wellington is proud to welcome the…
RAZZLE DAZZLE ‘EM CHRISTCHURCH

RAZZLE DAZZLE ‘EM CHRISTCHURCH

June 29, 2020 | July 5, 2020

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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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