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
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…
November 30 @ 11:59 pm | November 30 @ 11:59 pm
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…
MENZA Conference (Postponed to Early 2022) MENZA Conference
- 17 – 22 July 2022: The ISME (International Society for Music Education) 35th World Conference “A Visible Voice” will be in Brisbane, Australia. Updates will be posted here. The call for papers will open in March 2021.
- 28 July – 2 August 2024 The 36th ISME World Conference will return to Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
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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…