Southland

Welcome to MENZA Southland

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A lot of the music education activity in Southland is based around Outreach Singing and the Music Engagement Principle which focuses on an altruistic model of music making. Many primary schools and secondary schools in Invercargill are actively involved in this programme.

You can also follow activities in the the community via the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Outreachsinging

The SIT Kids Concerts series are performed each year in May for ECE and Primary school students. These are free and have been running since 2003.

We also host presenters and have workshops at times during the year. Susan West, from Canberra runs workshops such as Learn to Play the Piano in three hours.

If you would like to learn more about any of these things, please contact Sally via email.

Menza Southland Contacts

Sally Bodkin-Allen

Sally Bodkin-Allen

sally.bodkin-allen@sit.ac.nz

Upcoming Southland Music Education Events

Young Jazz Band-It Competition

Young Jazz Band-It Competition

June 17 | June 17

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About the Young Jazz Band-it Competitions Closing date for video entries: Friday, 17 June 2022. The Young Jazz Band-it competitions, supported by Youthtown, have been developed to support jazz music programmes and jazz understanding through the distribution of New Zealand inspired, popular compositions arranged for secondary and intermediate school jazz…
Christchurch Big Band Festival 2022

Christchurch Big Band Festival 2022

October 20 | October 24

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Annual Big Band Festival attracting all-age bands from around NZ. Includes Junior Jazz Jam - for primary school jazz bands ECE interactive jazz show Secondary school jazz big band performances in exciting locations around the city! Community and professional band performances Gala concert and guests Chch Youth Jazz Orchestra Workshops!…
2022 STUDENT and EDUCATOR JAZZ WORKSHOPS

2022 STUDENT and EDUCATOR JAZZ WORKSHOPS

December 12 @ 8:00 am | December 16 @ 4:30 pm

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Coordinated by Rodger Fox, Dave Lisik, and Ryan Brake. ​The National Jazz Workshops bring New Zealand's enthusiastic jazz students together with top jazz musicians and educators, working on instrument techniques, improvisation, theory, listening and ensemble performances. Students 19 and under with at least one year…

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CONFERENCES

 MENZA Conference (Postponed to October 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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