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October 2020

Weaving the cultural perspectives into Pūoro – Secondary PLD

October 9, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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Music Curriculum Design for Deep Learning (Face to face workshop)

October 17, 2020 @ 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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November 2020

AMIS Music Educators’ Online Summit

November 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
£99 – £149

AMIS is pleased to present an online event to support global music educators who are facing an uncertain return to teaching in the autumn of 2020.  The Online Summit will be offered in two components: ASYNCHRONOUS PROGRAM A library of 80 asynchronous, pre-recorded workshops created by music educators and guest presenters from all over the world.  These workshops are available to all registered Summit participants, and can be viewed at any time from any place in the world.  Workshops will be…

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November 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

THIS YEAR’S KIWILELE FESTIVAL WILL BE ON SATURDAY 7th NOVEMBER 2020 TRUSTS ARENA, AUCKLAND 12pm – 3pm - Gates open at 10am The happiest day on Auckland’s event calendar, the NZ Ukulele Festival is a FREE fun-filled family music event. The line-up features The Kiwileles’ Massed Schools 2500-strong Ukulele Orchestra, the amazing NZ Ukulele Squads and special celebrity guests. There will be plenty of joy and fun for all, with food stalls, ukulele workshops, instruments and merchandise for sale, competitions,…

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Popular Music and Semiotic Analysis – a Method for School Educators

November 13, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This workshop will provide an easy to understand and apply method to help educators think about popular music analysis. Classical and Jazz based analytical tools are not broad enough to explore popular music in a holistic manner, which requires consideration of culture and subtext through para-musical elements (e.g. video, image etc), as well as harmony, melody, rhythm, form etc. Semiotic analysis is useful in the study of popular music as it looks at both the sociological and musicological features of…

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January 2021

Creating Taonga Puoro in the Classroom

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Marist College, 31 Alberton Ave
Auckland, Mt Albert 1025 New Zealand
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Taonga Puoro allows our students to think about their Hauora and Mauri and gives the opportunity to make musical instruments in our classrooms. In this Professional Development opportunity, we will focus on how we can make music more inclusive and allow our classrooms to resonate towards Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will focus on making Taonga Puoro and how our student can create soundscape pieces in the morning, and in the afternoon we will have a look at the Taonga…

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March 2021

Bach Musica Singing Workshop – Haydn’s Creation

March 13 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Somervell Presbyterian Church, 497 Remuera Rd, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland, 1050 New Zealand
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$30 – $50

Learn and brush up essential singing techniques and improve your sound, both as a chorister and as a soloist. Enjoy blending your sound with your neighbour and the whole choir. Improve your sight-reading, have fun and learn Haydn’s Creation from scratch or revisit it again. The music is sublime and this workshop offers you an exciting opportunity to sing alongside members of the highly acclaimed chorus of Bach Musica NZ. Flyer for more info - click here: BMNZ - Singing Workshop  

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June 2021


June 19 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Hobsonville Point Secondary School, 70 Hobsonville Point Road, Hobsonville, Auckland 0657
Auckland, New Zealand
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Notifying all MENZA members of the upcoming Annual General Meeting. There are two positions vacant on the Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa board from the June AGM. If you’re interested, contact one of the current board members to have a talk about what it’s like (click on the regions at the top of this page to get their emails). You can also find out more about MENZA by reading about our Kaupapa here. Nomination forms are available from Hobsonville Point School,…

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July 2021

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

July 5 - July 9
Pumphouse Theatre, 2a Manurere Avenue
Takapuna, Auckland 0622 New Zealand
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Fusing the classical and contemporary, actors will perform an original physical theatre piece set against Vivaldi’s renowned The Four Seasons performed by a live string quartet. In collaboration with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and UNITEC, we’re proud to be showcasing the up-and-coming talent of Tāmaki Makaurau by featuring APO Aspiring Musicians and UNITEC third year acting students. Your children will be mesmerised by the sights and sounds of a live quartet along with the clever, dynamic storytelling driven by the beauty of this much-loved classical music piece. Our shows are created with children's literature at heart and are complimented by a comprehensive two-part Teachers' Resource Guide (sample) packed with pre and post show…

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