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January 2021

Online course: Video Creation for Music Teachers

January 19

Learn how to create effective tutorials, play-alongs, end-of-year showcases and virtual ensemble videos (using free software) with Katie Wardrobe from Midnight Music. See for details. About this course Learn at your chosen pace The 5 course modules will be released once per week starting mid-Jan 2021.  Work alongside other course members as each module is released OR work at your own pace and take your time. There is no specific deadline for the course: you will have access to all…

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Wellington Symphonic Bands – Weekend workshop

January 23 - January 24

Prime your playing for 2021 with the help of our awesome musical directors. All ages, levels Grade 3 and up. Register your interest here. Organiser is Megan Brownlie, Heretaunga College.  

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March 2021


March 10 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The STOMP Dino STOMP! workshop with Judi Cranston is a Free Workshop on zoom for Early Learning Professionals. Do you teach 3 - 4 year olds and you find it really hard to get them engaged in music time? Or maybe you just need some fresh ideas? Having fab music in your classroom is a lot easier than you think! In just 40 minutes we will take one simple song and turn it into FIVE ideas for your music time…

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Closing Date for Hook Line and Sing-a-long competition

March 28

Entries are open for the 2021 Hook, Line and Sing-a-long competition and close on March 28th at 11:59pm. This is a collaboration between MENZA and the NZ Music Commission, with generous prizes for individuals and schools provided through MusicWorks. Recent winning songs include “We Are One”, “The Smell Of Sunscreen” and “Aotearoa, nō te katoa” which have become staples in the NZ music education fabric for many schools. Write an original song that reflects what it means to live in…

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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

8th New Zealand Jazz Educators Workshops 2021

July 9 - July 11
NZ School of Music, Gate 7, Kelburn Parade
Wellington, New Zealand
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In 2021, we're planning a special version of the New Zealand Jazz Educators Workshops. Holding the workshops July 9-11 will allow us to offer classes and activities exclusively for educators for three full days, outside of the usual summer student jazz workshops. (It will also allow teachers to attend without taking up too much of your holiday time.) We will have the NZSM Big Band One and student jazz combos on campus for demonstrations of jazz ensemble and combo rehearsal…

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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

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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August 2021

ANZARME symposium 2021

August 24 - August 25
University of Waikato, Tauranga Campus, Durham St
Tauranga, New Zealand
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This two day symposium is for all interested music educators in Aotearoa: tertiary educators, PhD and Masters students, teachers of music. In 2020 the New Zealand branch of ANZARME (Australia New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education) hosted Mahi Tahi. This was a very successful and informal two days of presentations, networking, and discussion. We would like to do this again in 2021.   When: Tuesday 24 August and Wednesday 25 August 2021 Where: University of Waikato, Tauranga Campus,…

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September 2021

ZOOM Workshop (Primary) – Harold Finds a Voice

September 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Clare McCormack will share some of her favourite picture books for the Junior Music Classroom, Year 1-3. with a focus on sing-along books with rhythm, echo, call and response. How can picture books springboard into other activities? We warmly invite participants to share what they use. Click here to register and you will be sent a zoom link prior to the event.   Clare is a music educator and musician who lives on the North Shore, Auckland NZ. She teaches…

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