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September 2016

Dunedin Music Education PD Day – with presenters Katie Wardrobe and Susan West

September 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This year, MENZA brings two acclaimed international guests to Dunedin for some exciting Music PD workshops: Music Technology Consultant Katie Wardrobe will focus on fun and easy ways to incorporate technology into the music classroom, while Associate Professor Susan West from the Australian National University in Canberra will introduce the practice and theory of the Music Engagement Program for teachers.

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March 2017

Hook, Line and Sing-a-long entries close March 17.

March 17, 2017
Free

Will your students be the ones to write the theme song for NZ Music Month? A friendly reminder that Hook, Line and Sing-a-long entries close March 17. There are great prizes including a recording session at Roundhead Studios in Auckland, a travel grant, a $500 MusicWorks voucher for the winners and the same again for the school. Proudly brought to you by the NZ Music Commission, MENZA and MusicWorks.  For song guidelines and Terms and Conditions please go to www.hooklineandsingalong.com!…

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June 2018

Jazz Gala workshops and concert

June 5, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Rodger Fox Big Band The 17 members of New Zealand’s acclaimed Rodger Fox Big Band will be accompanied by four leading international jazz musicians. Many of the musicians in the big band hold positions in major teaching institutions, including the New Zealand School of Music and many High Schools. Rodger Fox Rodger Fox is New Zealand’s foremost jazz trombonist, big band leader, jazz educator, arranger and producer. He is also the Artistic Director for a number of jazz festivals…

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MUSIC and DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

June 5, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
St Clair School, 135 Richardson Street, St Kilda
Dunedin, New Zealand
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$20

Fun Music Theory Games integrated with the computational thinking part of the new Digital Technologies curriculum and other cool music and tech stuff. Music & Digital Technology Tuesday 5 June 2018 Music Education Otago invites you to a workshop that combines elements of the new Digital Technologies Curriculum with Music. Our presenters: Judith Bell Judith Bell leads the music programme at Chisnallwood Intermediate School in Christchurch, teaching performance music groups including rock bands, jazz bands, orchestra, percussion, Irish, ukulele, as well…

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April 2019

Composition and Technology – Creating a course that is relevant to the commercial music industry

April 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Logan Park High School

Students are motivated to work when they know the compositions they produce will have an audience. Using technology, they can create musical works that sound like those that they hear on the radio. As part of this day we will look at how you can create tasks that enable students to create pieces of music that meet the requirements of multiple Achievement and Unit Standards in composition and technology. We will be looking at the equipment required for a basic…

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Dunedin Kiwileles’ Songbook Event

April 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
St Clair School, 135 Richardson Street, St Kilda
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 4 PM – 5:30 PM at St Clair School, 135 Richardson Street, Dunedin Free introduction to the 2019 Kiwileles' Songbook. Strum and sing through this year's repertoire with the team from NZ Ukulele and Music Education Otago.

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February 2020

Music Education in Early Childhood

February 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
University of Otago College of Education, 145 Union Street East
Dunedin, Otago 9010 New Zealand
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$5

This workshop will explore the ways in which you can engage young children in meaningful music making. Songs, musical cues and other musical activities will be workshopped, leaving you with a range of take-home resources to use within your own context. Natasha and Anna will present ideas and activities that maintain student engagement, use the body and voice as the child's main instrument, encourage improvisation, and nurture the innate musicality of all young children! Presented by OMEP, and led by…

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March 2020

The Art and Psychology of Musical Play – a Music Education Otago workshop with Julie Wylie

March 14, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
St Clair School, 135 Richardson Street, St Kilda
Dunedin, New Zealand
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$40

Music Education Otago is excited to present a workshop on The Art And Psychology of Musical Play with Julie Wylie, MNZM, on Saturday 14 March at St Clair School. This practical workshop is targeted at parents, teachers, teacher aides and therapists of children aged 0-8 so please feel free to share with colleagues and friends who might be interested. To register follow the link below: https://forms.gle/vTVSJKvn9Ekt8jkJ6 with enrolment and payment due by Wednesday 11 March Julie is both an inspiration and a…

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September 2020

2020 ONZA Marimba Festival: Songs from Papatūānuku

September 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ASB Stadium in Kohimarama
$70

Lindo Francis Memorial Grant  information click HERE The ONZA Marimba Festival will be conducted in Auckland, Tauranga and Dunedin this year in term 3 and 4. Teachers whose students participate in these events will have the opportunity to attend inspiring professional development, free of charge, once per term, to play through an exciting repertoire fully adaptable to suit their music curriculum goals. On the day of the festival itself, hundreds of students rehearse and perform the set in a mass celebration…

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Writing Songs for Children – A workshop with Kath Bee

September 8, 2020 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
St Clair School, 135 Richardson Street, St Kilda
Dunedin, New Zealand
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$20

So, you want to write songs for your tamariki? Cool! The goal of this workshop is to write and perform a song to the group. Don't worry about the nerves - it's normal! We will do some exercises to get into the mindset of a child, discuss what children like to hear in a song and why, talk about different types of children's songs, the basics of song structure, to rhyme or not to rhyme, then brainstorm themes/topics and settle…

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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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March 2021

Gig Starters – Dunedin

March 27, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Port Chalmers Pioneer Hall, 45 George Street
Dunedin, Otago 9023 New Zealand

Join us for GIG STARTERS - an introduction to ALL AGES music events, with a seminar and workshop followed by a live performanceDesigned 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 the seminar,…

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