MENZA Conference Online: MusicEcademy online learning resource with Jaroslav Novak

Presented by Jaroslav Novak, this workshop is all about MusicEcademy, your online learning resource for music theory and aural skills. This programme supports music education both in the classroom and at home - ideal for itinerant and classroom music teachers. This workshop is suitable for all music educators and is FREE. You don't have to […]

MENZA Conference Online: Pasifika Talanoa with Opeloge Ah Sam

Please feel free to join Pasifika teachers and Music teachers with Pasifika heritage looking to connect and find ways to support their teaching journey and practice. Feel free to bring any challenges or issues you may be facing or questions you have. We want to share and discuss ideas and strategies that may provide a […]

MENZA Conference Online: A PattyCake Games Sequence, Years 0-8

This workshop is accessible to generalist teachers as well as Musos. The content is fun. Activities are bite sized. Builds classroom, cross year-group communities, develops motor skills, vocal skills and supports the Kodály rhythm-learning sequence. This free online workshop is also for non-MENZA members. Please register here to get the ZOOM link for the session.

Christchurch Big Band Festival and Junior Jazz Jam

The annual Christchurch Big Band Festival runs over Labour Weekend. Highlights include: All age bands from around NZ performing in a range of wonderful locations in central Christchurch "Junior Jazz Jam", an event for primary school Big Bands (up to year 8) Early Childhood interactive educational show Big Band Ball Gala concert workshops and lots […]

So you want to be a music therapist?


Music Therapy week will take place on 15-21 November and as part of this event the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre will be hosting an online presentation about music therapy, specifically on becoming and working as a music therapist in New Zealand. Aimed at High school and university students (or musicians looking to retrain) this is […]

IRMTNZ – CALL FOR SCORES: Easy Tunes for Tamariki

Wellington Branch IRMTNZ invites submissions of scores for beginner violin and cello students. Wellington Branch IRMTNZ  is planning to publish Easy Tunes for Tamariki,  a collection of original piecesfor violin and for cello submitted by composers from Aotearoa New Zealand. The music is to be appropriate for pupils from preliminary up to grade 2 level, and […]

ZOOM session: Leading out of White Spaces with Ann Milne


In the last two years, Covid-19 has forced us to approach our teaching differently and we have been confronted by the disparities that are the reality for many of our learners. As we, once again, return to our schools, what did we learn and what have we changed? As you planned with your staff for […]


APO presents Discovery

Auckland Town Hall Queen Street, Auckland

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra presents Discovery, a concert designed for secondary school students. In this rare opportunity to have the orchestral experience tailored to them, Secondary school students hear legendary works performed live by the full APO in the Auckland Town Hall. Presenter Nathan King will explore the theme of music and journeys in a presentation […]

MENZA Online Workshop: Releasing Students’ original music works into the marketplace

Trevor Faville, who teaches secondary music in the Central North Region for Te Kura o Te Kura Pounamu (The Correspondence School), talks through the process of releasing students' original music works into the marketplace, with consideration to fundamentals like how royalties work, ownership of master recordings and what this means, how streaming works, how to write press […]

Young Jazz Band-It Competition

About the Young Jazz Band-it Competitions Closing date for video entries: Friday, 17 June 2022. The Young Jazz Band-it competitions, supported by Youthtown, have been developed to support jazz music programmes and jazz understanding through the distribution of New Zealand inspired, popular compositions arranged for secondary and intermediate school jazz ensembles. Created by Youthtown and […]


MENZA Workshops and AGM

Newlands College 68 Bracken Road, Wellington, Wellington

NOTICE OF MENZA AGM 18 June 2022, Newlands College, WellingtonWorkshops: 1.30-2.30pm Primary/Intermediate workshop with Makaira Waugh and Rawiri Hindle, and launch of the new Poutokomanawa resource: Te Koha a Tāne Secondary workshop is a Q&A session on the RAS with Matt Stenbo MENZA AGM: 3-4pm Please RSVP here by Thursday 16 June for catering purposes and to obtain the ZOOM links to the AGM and both workshops. […]

Young Jazz Band-it

Entries for the Young Jazz Band-it Schools Competition close on Monday, 27 June 2022. Enter your school jazz band now - total prizes to the value of $18,000. Further information about the competitions is available Here. There are three competitions: The Young Jazz Band-it Essential NZ Jazz Band-it Band Competition – more information is available […]

Safer Spaces in Music Education MENZA PLD

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 […]