Organisations

Organisations

These organisations are involved in Music Education around the country.

The New Zealand Choral Federation

The New Zealand Choral Federation

The NZCF provides a wide range of activities and initiatives designed to support, stimulate and extend choral singers and conductors throughout the country. These include: The NZCF Association of Choral Directors, THE BIG SING, THE KIDS SING, The NZCF SingFest, SOUNZ Choral Composition Awards, Sing Aotearoa Te Puna o te Wairua as well as Regional Workshops.
Auckland Boys’ Choir

Auckland Boys’ Choir

The choir consists of between 35 and 45 boys aged 8 to 13+ years all of whom have treble voices. The choir is open to boys ages 8 yrs and above whose voices have not changed. Entry is by way of attendance at a full rehearsal followed by an audition by the Director of Music. Boys accepted into the choir start as probationers and are promoted to full choristers Members are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances throughout the year.
Auckland Girls’ Choir

Auckland Girls’ Choir

The Auckland Girls’ Choir was formed in 1998 to cater for a community need to establish a choir involving girls from approximately 8-16 years of age. The girls come from the greater Auckland area and represent many different ethnic and social backgrounds. Entry to the choir is by audition where both oral skills and musicality are assessed.
Auckland Youth Choir

Auckland Youth Choir

Auckland Youth Choir is a high-quality, social and enjoyable youth choir. Rehearsals are held at St. Kentigern School, 82 Shore Road, Remuera, each Monday evening between 7.pm-9.pm during the tertiary academic year. Auditions are brief, painless and worthwhile; they consist of an unaccompanied song (selected by the singer), an aural recall test and sight-singing.
Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra

Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra

The APO Connecting programme provides a wide range of education and outreach activities and concerts, designed to excite and engage audiences across the region and to share the orchestra’s passion for orchestral music. The APO offers a range of educational programmes for schools, including concerts and workshops.
Auckland Primary Principals’ Association (APPA) Music Festival

Auckland Primary Principals’ Association (APPA) Music Festival

The APPA Music Festival is a time-honoured choral event for primary school children that has been run annually since 1940. It is generally held in the Auckland Town Hall during Term 4. All APPA member schools are eligible to participate.
ASB Polyfest

ASB Polyfest

The festival is an iconic annual event that celebrates the pride and passion of our Maori and Pacific Island communities through cultural song, dance, speech and art. The Diversity Stage allows other ethnic groups to be represented also. ASB Polyfest is generally held in March at the Manukau Sports Bowl, Manukau City.
Sistema Aotearoa

Sistema Aotearoa

An Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra/Ministry for Culture & Heritage partnership, Sistema Aotearoa is based on El Sistema, one of the world’s most successful music and social development programmes. Led by Dr Joseph Harrop and based at Otara Music Arts Centre (OMAC), Sistema Aotearoa involves professionally trained musicians working with students in a community setting in school, after school and in holidays.
The Ukulele Trust of New Zealand

The Ukulele Trust of New Zealand

The NZ Ukulele Trust aims to ensure that New Zealand 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 – usually held at the Waitakare Trust Stadium in December with PD and support provided by the Ukulele Trust throughout the year for teachers.
ISME International Society for Music Education

ISME International Society for Music Education

MENZA is a member of ISME. ISME holds International conferences every second year in different countries and regional conferences every other year. ISME is present in over eighty countries ISME is the premiere international organisation for music education ISME respects all musics and all cultures ISME is affiliated to the International Music Council and UNESCO ISME believes that every individual has a right to music education
IRMT (Institute of Registered Music Teachers)

IRMT (Institute of Registered Music Teachers)

A professional organisation which supports music teachers by providing regular professional development opportunities and upholding standards of excellence in the teaching of the art of music. www.learnmusicnz.org.nz
Music Teachers Online

Music Teachers Online

NZ Music Teachers Online is a popular music teacher directory where any aspiring or experienced music teacher can advertise. It is hugely successful its reach and engagement. www.nzmusicteachers.co.nz Michael Story, the founder of musicteachers.co.nz is also an excellent musician and web developer. miked.co.nz
Christchurch Big Band Festival

Christchurch Big Band Festival

Held each Labour Weekend in Christchurch, a play jazz big bands of all ages can play around town, meet up, attend workshops by international and local experts, go to concerts and more.
Community Music Junction

Community Music Junction

New Plymouth. Community Music Junction provides opportunities for children and adults to participate in music classes, workshops, choirs and a range of music-making activities that suit all levels of ability and experience.
Music EdNet

Music EdNet

Engaging students, empowering teachers and delivering desirable curriculum outcomes. At Music EDnet, this is our primary focus through the effective integration of music and media technology.
Midnight Music

Midnight Music

Katie Wardrobe simplifying technology for Music Teachers. Free and paid resources, webinars, community, training.

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.

Annual Festival for Ukuleles, Marimbas and Recorders in Christchurch for around 1,200 students.
NZ Jazz Foundation

NZ Jazz Foundation

The Foundation coordinates the annual National Student Jazz Workshops at the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington as well as Workshops specifically for Jazz Educators. The Foundation also runs the annual New Zealand Youth Jazz Orchestra for top student jazz musicians up to 19 years of age.
Smokefree Rockquest, Tangata Beats, Bandquest

Smokefree Rockquest, Tangata Beats, Bandquest

Smokefreerockquest is New Zealand’s only nationwide, live, original music, youth event.
Chamber Music NZ

Chamber Music NZ

Annual national schools' competition for chamber groups.