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July 2022

Safer Spaces in Music Education MENZA PLD

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

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 sexual harm and inappropriate behaviour. How to receive a disclosure. How to keep ourselves safe as educators. There will be interactive activities in small groups, and time for the whole group to discuss any matters arising from our workshop.…

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

July 17 - July 22

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:

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August 2022

Strum Strike and Blow 2022

August 10 @ 9:30 am - 8:15 pm
Christchurch Arena, 55 Jack Hinton Drive
Christchurch, New Zealand
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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 is in its 8th year and has usually been held in the Christchurch Arena. Once schools have registered they are given access to the music which will generally involve 4-5…

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Wellington Orchestra Festival

August 25 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Scots’ College, 1 Monorgan Road, Strathmore Park
Wellington, 6022 New Zealand
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$100 – $150

A day of orchestral rehearsal and performance led by arranger and conductor, Richard Oswin, for primary and intermediate students who can read music and play an instrument. This is an ideal opportunity for students who practice mostly on their own to join other students and make music in one big ensemble. The technical difficulty of the music is suitable for students in their second or third year of practice and while it is an orchestra, there are kit, hand percussion,…

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September 2022

WeBO 2022

September 27 - September 29
Wellington College, 15 Dufferin St, Mount Victoria
Wellington, 6021 New Zealand
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New Zealand’s fastest growing National Festival that caters for all ensembles from Jazz Band, Concert Band, Stage bands, Orchestras and a mix of small ensembles. This year WeBO is bigger, brighter, and better than ever with activities, performances, concerts and workshops. Including performances and mentoring from the members from leading National bands and ensembles. WeBO offers both schools and community ensembles a truly encompassing festival. For schools, WeBO offers an all-in-one experience for all ensembles with the ability for the…

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October 2022

Christchurch Big Band Festival 2022

October 20 - October 24
Christchurch Canterbury New Zealand + Google Map

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! and more Register your band at

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December 2022


December 12 @ 8:00 am - December 16 @ 4:30 pm
Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Parade
Wellington, 6012 New Zealand
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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 of experience on an instrument, are eligible. Registrations will be accepted for the following instruments: trumpet, saxophone, trombone, piano, bass, guitar, drumset, vibraphone, clarinet, flute, or voice. The Jazz Workshops are held at the Victoria University of Wellington…

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