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March 2021

Essential Tools for 2021 IRMT Canterbury

March 14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, 59 Hewitts Road
Christchurch, 8014 New Zealand
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$35

Essential Tools for 2021  Sunday March 14th, 1.30 – 4.45pm  Rangi Ruru Girls School, Performing arts block, (directly behind the Merivale  Lane Theatre)    1.30- 2.15 Mental Health - Ann Higgs  2.15- 3.15 Online exams: Technical help with online examinations, Paul Zdrenka  Q and A session with Lois Dalton from ABRSM  3.15 - 3.45 Afternoon tea  3.45 - 4.45 Special learning needs, Glenys Knopp    $25 IRMT members  $35 Non IRMT members    Numbers for this event will be limited…

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MEC AGM

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chisnallwood intermediate School, 76 Breezes Road
Christchurch, 8061 New Zealand
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Saturday 20th March 2:30pm - 3:30pm  at Chisnallwood Intermediate School, 76 Breezes Road, Christchurch 8061 2pm snacks, drinks, fruit provided 1:30pm-2:30pm short Music Education AGM - A great chance to get updates from MEC and most of our affiliated local music education groups! AGM Attendance form (with Agenda and reports)   Please note the change of time and that the Wānanga Puoro is cancelled. We hope to offer this workshop at another time!    

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Gig Starters – Christchurch

March 26 @ 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beatbox, 270 Saint Asaph Street
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand

Join us for GIG STARTERS - an introduction to ALL AGES music events, with a seminar and workshop followed by a live performance Designed as an introduction for young people to create and produce all ages live music shows, the Gig Starters up-skilling event will kick off with a 4pm seminar featuring a panel of industry professionals, a local recording artist and a production technician (sound and/or lighting) discussing the basics of putting on your own all ages gig. After…

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May 2021

Beyond Buzzy Bees and Number 8 Wire (NZ AIMS conference)

May 27 - May 28
Tūranga Central Library, 60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central
Christchurch, Canterbury 8011 New Zealand
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$499

The 2 day conference looks at specialist teaching areas in middle schools. Three keynote addresses Teacher practitioner, team leader  World-leading innovator, Rocket Lab presenter Educators of innovators School Visits Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Chisnallwood Intermediate (including an in depth look at the music programme there) Casebrook Intermediate Cobham Intermediate Workshops with practitioners Tertiary Visits and Input University of Canterbury School of Design School of Product Design - Te Kura Hanga Otinga. Computer Science and Software Engineering ARA Ministry of…

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NZ Music Month Community Hook Line and Sing – Christchurch

May 31 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Tūranga Central Library, 60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central
Christchurch, Canterbury 8011 New Zealand
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Any school group (all ages) and anyone in the community (again all ages) are welcome to join Music Education Canterbury and Tūranga Central Library to celebrate the end of NZ Music Month by singing, signing and/or playing uke for the winning 2021 Hook Line and Singalong Song! Venue: Tūranga Central Library, Tautoru / TSB Space Level 1 Please fill in this form if you are interested in bringing a group. We will also have a few other NZ songs and…

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June 2021

Kaboom Percussion workshop!

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Chisnallwood intermediate School, 76 Breezes Road
Christchurch, 8061 New Zealand
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$20

We all know that kids love hitting things - so why not embrace this enthusiasm and use it to engage your students in a whole range of musical activities! In this workshop, Kaboom will guide participants through a collection of their favourite classroom percussion activities that they have used with students all over the world. Through the use of body percussion as well as simple and inexpensive objects, essential musical techniques and theory are taught in a fun and engaging…

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Strum Strike and Blow Festival

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Horncastle Arena, 30 Whiteleigh Ave
Addington, 8024 New Zealand
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Festival of 1,200 students performing on ukuleles, marimbas and recorders held annually in Christchurch. School group registration and details at strumstrikeblow.org.

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July 2021

Music and Digital Technologies: Practical ideas for the primary classroom

July 12 - July 13
Little Andromeda Level 1/134 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Oxford Terrace
Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
$85

Little Andromeda - Level 1/134 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central City This conference will empower primary teachers from NE to Year 8 with tools to work with the new and revised Digital Technologies curriculum content and the Music curriculum. Designed for all classroom primary teachers of any level of music and digital technologies experience. Teachers will leave with ready to use ideas to meaningfully integrate music and digital technologies.  Workshops will explore music and technology possibilities with Beatboxing & looping Beginners…

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2021 Festival of Brass

July 14 - July 18
Christchurch Town Hall, 86 Kilmore St
Christchurch, Canterbury 8013
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The 2021 Festival of Brass brings New Zealand's best brass and percussion musicians, of all ages, to the magnificent Christchurch Town Hall complex for a week of competition events. Many of the events are free of charge. So come along and sample the solo and ensemble events on Wednesday and Thursday, the Parade of Bands on Friday lunchtime around Victoria Square and on-stage band events on Friday and Saturday. Special ticketed events include An Evening of Melody at 8pm Wednesday…

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JAZZQUEST 2021 (Ensembles and Big Bands)

July 31 @ 9:00 am - August 1 @ 5:00 pm
Ara Music Arts, 130 High Street
Christchurch, Canterbury 8011 New Zealand
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Christchurch's Premier High School Jazz Band Competition JazzQuest is an annual competition showcasing the quality of some of the country’s top secondary school jazz bands and musicians. It offers young jazz musicians a chance to mix, mingle with and challenge themselves against others from around New Zealand. Bands are awarded gold, silver and bronze awards, and individual musicians are presented awards for outstanding contributions on their instruments, as well as for original compositions and arrangements.Details, registration and contacts will be…

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