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
March 10 @ 8:30 pm | March 10 @ 9:30 pm
The STOMP Dino STOMP! workshop with Judi Cranston is a Free Workshop on zoom for Early Learning Professionals. Do you teach 3 - 4 year olds and you find it really hard to get them engaged in music time? Or maybe you just need some fresh ideas? Having fab music…
March 28 | March 28
Entries are open for the 2021 Hook, Line and Sing-a-long competition and close on March 28th at 11:59pm. This is a collaboration between MENZA and the NZ Music Commission, with generous prizes for individuals and schools provided through MusicWorks. Recent winning songs include “We Are One”, “The Smell Of Sunscreen”…
July 9 | July 11
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…
October 10 | October 13
Set aside 10-13 October for Music'21 and start booking your trip to Tauranga! Details and website and registration will be here soon. Workshop submissions are currently open. "We are looking at our conference workshops and would love you to tell us what you want from conference and what/who you might…
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…
- MENZA CONFERENCE MUSIC’21 OCTOBER 11-13, 2021 Tauranga Boys College. Call for presenters open.
- The ISME (International Society for Music Education) 35th World Conference “A Visible Voice” will be in Brisbane, Australia, 17 – 22 July 2022. Updates will be posted here. The call for papers will open in March 2021.
- The 36th ISME World Conference will return to Helsinki 28 July – 2 August 2024, Helsinki, Finland
- ISME Regional Conference Asia Pacific/APSMER 2021: 18 – 19 September 2021 held in Tokyo, organised by the Japan Music Education Society. Call for papers: Abstracts are due by Feb 28th 2021. Registration opens 1st June 2021.
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