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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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Wellington Orchestra Festival 2020

November 5, 2020
Scots’ College, 1 Monorgan Road, Strathmore Park
Wellington, 6022 New Zealand
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$50 – $80

Thursday November 5 Scots College This is an opportunity for students to participate in an orchestra. Teachers can use the arranged music to support students to learn their parts for the festival, often alongside instrumental tutors (private or otherwise). From this, small school performing groups can result. Instrumental parts include strings, brass, woodwind, percussion as well as guitars, keyboards and recorders. $50 for MENZA members $80 for non-MENZA members (includes 12-month subscription) Register here For further information, please contact

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Creating Taonga Puoro in the Classroom

November 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Newlands College

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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December 2020

2020 NZ Jazz Workshops

December 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am - December 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Parade
Wellington, 6012 New Zealand
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LIVE AND IN PERSON! Coordinated by Rodger Fox and Dave Lisik. The New Zealand National Jazz Workshops bring New Zealand's enthusiastic jazz students together with NZ's best jazz musicians and educators, working on instrumental techniques, improvisation, ensemble skills, jazz theory, listening and performances. Students 19 and under with at least one year of experience on an instrument are encouraged to attend.

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January 2021

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 6 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Eastern Hutt School, 53 Kings Cres, Lower Hutt
Wellington, 5010 New Zealand
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Storytelling through kapa haka with Whaitiri: There are many forms and styles of Kapa haka (Māori performing arts). However the purpose of kapa haka remains consistent. Whether it’s recording history, sharing knowledge, celebrating, mourning,warning or entertaining, kapa haka is a vehicle for telling our stories.  My workshop will take participants on a journey through 4 significant parts of my life. Each of these four stories on my journey are expressed through  four unique types of kapa haka:  Haka, waiata, pātere (to…

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May 2021

POSTPONED: MENZA Wgtn – Music Cluster Meeting Term II

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Scots’ College, 1 Monorgan Road, Strathmore Park
Wellington, 6022 New Zealand
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The cluster meeting has been postponed till Term III Secondary Teachers Music Cluster Meeting will be held on the 18th May at Scots College in Strathmore. There are a few options for starting times 2 pm or alternatively 4 pm. There will be some opportunities for some Professional Development in the meeting and if you would like to offer something I encourage you to do so. If you would like to attend or offer some PLD, please RSVP in the…

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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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August 2021

(WeBO) Wellington Band and Orchestral Festival

August 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wellington College, Basin Reserve 15 Dufferin St, Mount Victoria
Wellington, 6021
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(WeBO) Wellington Band and Orchestral Festival We are very excited to announce the recommencement of WeBO (Band and Orchestral Festival of Aotearoa) in Wellington in August 2021. Over the years WeBO has grown into a truly national festival with ensembles attending from the length of New Zealand Registrations are open now. For more information visit our website or contact Darren Smith:   Why WeBO? WeBO offers schools the chance to bring the bulk of their ensembles to one festival and features…

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September 2021

Wellington Orchestra Festival 2021 – POSTPONED

September 2 @ 9:00 am - September 9 @ 3:00 pm
Scots’ College, 1 Monorgan Road, Strathmore Park
Wellington, 6022 New Zealand
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$100 – $150

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THIS EVENT IS TO BE POSTPONED, DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED A day of orchestral rehearsal and performance led by arranger and conductor, Richard Oswin, for senior primary, intermediate and secondary students who learn an instrument. This is an ideal opportunity for students who practise mostly on their own to join other students and make music in one big ensemble. The technical difficulty of the music is suitable for students in their second or third year of…

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