Our region holds regular meetings and workshops for the various school sectors, and enjoy social times. We are a close-knit community, working alongside each other in many community performing groups and teaching in many intersecting institutions and situations.
Menza Hawkes Bay/Gisborne Contacts
BRIEF BIO: former teacher from kindergarten through to tertiary, but most recently HOD music Woodford House.
Currently private piano tutor and Course Provider for TCANZ Ter(Music teachers) and IRMT teacher Training courses.
Heavily involved in local Musical Theatre and Jazz scenes, with 2 professional musician children. Natalie composes for instrumentalists, orchestras and chamber groups, Ben plays trumpet in numerous bands including RCR, Rodger Fox/Wellington Jazz Orchestra and RNZAF.
Upcoming Hawkes Bay/Gisborne Music Education Events
August 24 | August 25
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…
October 5 | October 9
The 2021 National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band Camp is on in Christchurch from 5 to 9 October 2021. Application forms for the 2021 National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band are ready to be distributed. Please email Sandra Ginever on email@example.com and she can forward you a copy. Full details of the audition…
October 11 | October 13
Set aside 11-13 October for Music'21 and start booking your trip to Tauranga! MENZA CONFERNCE website: menzaconference.co.nz Call For Presenters He Hononga: Connecting Within and Across This year's MENZA conference has an overarching theme of hauora where the potential of music…
October 21 | October 25
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…
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The recent stories of the inappropriate and harmful behaviour in schools and universities in Music Education spaces are simply unacceptable. We applaud the bravery of those who have come forward.…
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It’s the last day of term, and are hopefully looking forward to at least a few days off.
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The MENZA AGM is being held in Auckland on the 19th June, at Hobsonville Point Secondary School. It’s a great chance to not…