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Make Some Noise! MENZA (Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa) Conference 2017

October 9, 2017 - October 11, 2017


This Conference is for all Music Educators (teachers and itinerant teachers of music) from early childhood, primary and secondary sectors to:

  • focus on pedagogy in music education, latest ideas and best practice
  • hear innovative ideas and solutions around developing musical literacy
  • hear/share with other practitioners methods around leading ensembles
  • focus on culturally responsive practice and inclusive practice in music
  • explore how to integrate digital technology into classroom practice
  • learn how to ‘fight the good fight’: how to be an advocate for music in your context

The conference programme will also include the following and more…

For Primary educators:

  • building classroom practice
  • developing musical literacy e.g. Orff, Kodaly
  • taonga pūoro
  • waiata
  • pasifika
  • songs for the Primary classroom
  • integrating digital technology in your music programme
  • music and the environment
  • improvisation musical games

For Early Childhood educators:

  • musical play singing
  • waiata for ECE
  • making and playing instruments
  • music and stories
  • Orff in ECE
  • music and movement
  • digital tools for music in ECE

For Secondary educators:

  • song writing
  • directing ensembles
  • music technology
  • taonga pūoro
  • moderation and NCEA
  • managing a music department
  • junior programmes
  • HOD as mentor
  • how to make your music programme inclusive of students with disabilities

For Itinerant Teachers of Music:

  • inquiry based learning
  • professional learning groups
  • digital portfolio exemplars
  • cultural competencies for ITMs
  • instrumental music pedagogies
  • teaching groups motivating students

Dates: 9 – 11th October, 2017 Cost: (if paid by early bird date 25/08/2017, if paid after an additional $100 applies)

Venue: Holy Cross School, Miramar, Wellington

MENZA member: $300 Non-MENZA member: $330 (incl membership)

Accommodation: Available at Brentwood Hotel, TRCC will provide shuttles to and from venue – see TRCC website for live in registration options and costs

Organisers: Celia Stewart, Tim Carson, Selena Bercic and Andrew Stopps (MENZA)

Registrations close: 1 September, 2017

Register here

Conference fee includes: Conference and catering. Live in fees available on TRCC website. Travel subsidy available as per the TRCC travel policy (see website for details) for the first 80 paid registrations

171001-Make-some-noise (pdf)


October 9, 2017
October 11, 2017
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