MENZA is a national body. Its core role is for the benefits of Early Childhood Education, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Teachers with an interest in music education. It is also the national professional organisation and therefore open to all with an interest in music education. MENZA encourages regional partners and related professional organisations to contribute to the professional development of music educators.
MENZA delivers value and support to teachers through:
- Opportunities to connect as music education professionals
- The distribution and support of innovation in practice and research
- The fostering of opportunities for on-going professional development
- The delivery of a small number of national scale, high-value initiatives.
- Advocating on behalf of all music educators in Aotearoa / New Zealand
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MENZA is a member of ISME, which holds International conferences every second year in different countries and regional conferences every other year. ISME is present in over eighty countries, is the premiere international organisation for music education, respects all musics and all cultures, is affiliated to the International Music Council and UNESCO, and believes that every individual has a right to music education.
We are a group of music educators actively working together to make safer spaces in music education, representing the full spectrum of music education in Aotearoa, from early childhood to tertiary, as well as studio/private/itinerant music teachers, music therapists, and community music providers who support youth. Most importantly, we are listening to the voices of our ākonga/students.
NZCF provides a wide range of activities and initiatives designed to support, stimulate and extend choral singers and conductors throughout NZ. These include: The NZCF Association of Choral Directors, THE BIG SING, THE KIDS SING, The NZCF SingFest, and more.
Music Ecademy is an online learning resource designed to support educators and students in the teaching and learning of music theory. Designed and developed here in Aotearoa, New Zealand and based on the New Zealand school curriculum as well as the music exam boards.
Sistema Aotearoa works to unleash the potential of tamariki, whānau and communities through orchestral music making. Our free, intensive, ensemble-based music lessons inspire children to realize their full potential as ākonga and citizens through orchestral music-making.
The NZ Ukulele Trust ensures that NZ children, no matter their circumstances, get to experience the many benefits of being engaged with music. Get your students strumming with the largest ukulele orchestra in the WORLD with PD and support provided by the Ukulele Trust.
IRMTNZ is New Zealand’s only professional organisation for all private music teachers. IRMTNZ registration endorses you as a music teacher, provides a friendly collegial support network, essential professional development and student performance opportunities throughout NZ.
NZ Music Teachers Online is a popular music teacher directory where any aspiring or experienced music teacher can advertise by Michael Story, who is also an excellent musician and web developer. It is hugely successful in its reach and engagement.
MEFA Wellington is Aotearoa's national festival for all school traditional ensembles in a fun educational environment that provides a social festival atmosphere. A must for all schools who have an ensemble program.
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ONZA is the New Zealand branch of the Orff Schulwerk Association. As a community of music educators we provide professional development for teachers and musical events for children utilising the Orff Approach to music education. SING, MOVE, DANCE, PLAY.
Christchurch Big Band Festival is a five-day music festival held every Labour weekend in Christchurch for bands from all over NZ, providing performance opportunities for over 300 musicians annually.
One stop, one place, performance place. A nationwide directory of who’s who and what’s what in the performing arts. A brand new space with a bold aim: to enable connections between artists, venues, businesses, clients and fans so that the entire industry flourishes.