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September 2020

Creative Strings Workshop Online

September 1 @ 8:00 am - October 15 @ 5:00 pm

Extensive, comprehensive curriculum developed from my 20+ years of experience Weekly play-a-long group classes (2 hours) Support and advice on recording your compositions, arrangements, and improvised performances Private lessons, exclusive community, & much more…

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Kodály Australia Virtual Summit

September 28 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Join fellow educators throughout the world for a day of inspiring online presentations, practical workshops and engaging discussions led by internationally renowned leaders. To Sustain the Vision until we can physically meet again in 2022, we have put together a program which includes Keynote Presentations from Dr Árpád Tóth, Dr Anita Collins and Dr László Norbert Nemes along with workshops and Q and A sessions presented by each state as well as live and recorded presentations from our guest choirs. Full Program Information…

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October 2020

Cancelled – Kodály Aotearoa Professional Development

October 2 - October 10

Cancelled due to Covid'19 restrictions For further information about the following events, please contact Megan Flint - Kodály Music Education are working in conjunction with Project Prima Volta and the Cuskelly College of Music to run these courses in New Zealand. For those of you who are looking at completing Primary 2, Primary 3 and Secondary 2 courses (for credit or for audit) the dates are as follows: Friday 11 September and Saturday 12 September (Part 1 - to…

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ANZARME (Australian & New Zealand Association for Research In Music Education)

October 3 - October 4

As you are aware, COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact and forced the cancellation of many face to face events. The ANZARME committee held off making a final decision on the viability of our 2020 Gold Coast Conference as long as possible, and concluded that it is just not possible to proceed at this time. While we are disappointed that we cannot go ahead as originally planned, we are excited to announce that we will be going ahead with ANZARME…

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Weaving the cultural perspectives into Pūoro – Secondary PLD

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mōrena I’m happy to share the details of the dat of PLD for Secondary School teachers (which was postponed from earlier in the year). Weaving the cultural perspectives into Pūoro Date: Friday 9th October 2020  Venue: The Parnell, Gladstone Rd, Auckland  Course Director: Belinda Carey  Planning Committee: Anne Marie Lalakai & Katrina Daniela  Hear from Rosemary Hipkins on the NZ Curriculum, Rim D. Paul on the Māori performing arts standards, Jeni Little on the current standards review along with sessions…

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Teacher Training in Music Technology MUSIC & VIDEO PRODUCTION Auckland

October 13 @ 9:30 am - 2:45 pm

Producing quality videos for online submissions As a result of COVID19 many school competitions such as Rockquest and the Chamber Music NZ Competition are now inviting video submissions of school bands and ensembles. ​While these competitions don't require a top quality studio recording of your school groups, wouldn't it be nice to know how to get much better quality video and audio than just recording on someone's phone or sticking up a handycam for the group to perform to? ​In 2019…

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World Singing Day

October 17

Greetings from Scott Johnson, Boulder, Colorado in the US I wanted to invite your MENZA members to join thousands around the world in singing on World Singing Day (Oct. 17). This annual event that takes place around the world on the third Saturday in October is for everyone — singers and “non-singers” alike — to build community and celebrate our common humanity. New Zealand is one of the few places on earth right now where people can gather in public…

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Music Curriculum Design for Deep Learning (Face to face workshop)

October 17 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

REGISTER HERE FOR FACE TO FACE WORKSHOP In this workshop for secondary school music teachers, the elements of the Curriculum Design Coherence Model (CDC) will be used to design a unit of work. The CDC model is currently being utilised in a research study in New Zealand and England and is proving very useful in enhancing teachers’ curriculum design knowledge. Teachers will work in groups to design a music topic using the model. The model directs teachers towards a deep…

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Christchurch Big Band Festival

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - October 26 @ 5:00 pm

NZ's only Big Band Festival kicks off with Junior Jazz Jam, an event for primary school jazz bands, and works through the long weekend with bands of all ages playing outdoor gigs in cool venues around the new Christchurch central city. It also offers workshops, dancing, concerts and surprise events! Register your big band here

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Junior Jazz Jam

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tūranga Central Library, 60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central
Christchurch, Canterbury 8011 New Zealand
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An event for Primary School Jazz Bands (up to year 8). Bands perform for each other and get written feedback from jazz lecturers from ARA Music Arts. The Registration link will be added here soon and also to the Christchurch Big Band Festival Website.

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