Wellington

Music Education Wellington runs We Can Sing! and WOF (Wellington Orchestra Festival) and hosts a range of professional development opportunities for music educators.

 

Secondary School Teachers Hui

Postponed Term III – Meeting for all educators to discuss all things music in the Secondary level educators.

Time (TBD), 18th May 2021 at Scots College

Rsvp: blau@newlands.school.nz

 

Wellington Orchestra Festival 2021

Venue – Scots College

Date – Thursday 9 September

Organiser – Mary Horner – mhorner@sbc.school.nz

A day of orchestral rehearsal and performance led by arranger and conductor, Richard Oswin, for senior primary, intermediate and secondary students who learn an instrument.

This is an ideal opportunity for students who practice mostly on their own to join other students and make music in one big ensemble. The technical difficulty of the music is suitable for students in their second or third year of practice and while it is an orchestra, there are kit, guitar, keyboard, and bass parts too. Students can work on their parts with instrumental tutors to attend on the day, nearly prepared to play up to 6 pieces. Schools might achieve an ensemble of instruments who can play together but this is not essential.

The day begins with a massed rehearsal and sectionals and finishes with a concert of the 6 pieces. Repertoire ranges from the Baroque to modern pop/rock music.

Contact Mary Horner if you have any questions. We’d love to increase the range of schools with students participating in this event. It’s a fine-tuned machine now, ready to welcome new teachers and student musicians.

Click here to register.

 

(WeBO) Wellington Band and Orchestral Festival

Venue – Wellington College

Date – August 19-21 in Wellington

Organiser – Darren Smith – education@musicworks.co.nz

We are very excited to announce the recommencement of WeBO (Band and Orchestral Festival of Aotearoa) in Wellington August 2021.

Over the years WeBO has grown into a truly national festival with ensembles attending from the length of New Zealand

Registrations are open now.

www.webo.co.nz

Past Events:

Professional Development: Creating Taonga Puoro in the Classroom

Taonga Puoro allows our students to think about their Hauora and Mauri and gives the opportunity to make musical instruments in our classrooms. In this Professional Development opportunity, we will focus on how we can make music more inclusive and allow our classrooms to resonate towards Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Registration Details and Additional Information

Secondary School Teachers Hui

Meeting for all educators to discuss all things music in the Secondary level educators.

4 pm, 11th February 2021 at Newlands College

Rsvp: blau@newlands.school.nz

Menza Wellington Contacts

Priya Gain (MENZA Board Member)

Priya Gain (MENZA Board Member)

priya.menza@gmail.com


Ben Lau (MENZA Board Member)

Ben Lau (MENZA Board Member)

blau@newlands.school.nz


Mary Horner (past MENZA Board Member)

Mary Horner (past MENZA Board Member)

Contact for: We Can Sing! and WOF (Wellington Orchestra Festival)

maryhorner5@gmail.com

 

Upcoming Wellington Music Education Events

8th New Zealand Jazz Educators Workshops 2021

8th New Zealand Jazz Educators Workshops 2021

July 9 | July 11

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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…
Music and Digital Technologies: Practical ideas for the primary classroom

Music and Digital Technologies: Practical ideas for the primary classroom

July 12 | July 13

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Little Andromeda - Level 1/134 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central City This conference will empower primary teachers from NE to Year 8 with tools to work with the new and revised Digital Technologies curriculum content and the Music curriculum. Designed for all classroom primary teachers of any level of…
2021 Festival of Brass

2021 Festival of Brass

July 14 | July 18

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The 2021 Festival of Brass brings New Zealand's best brass and percussion musicians, of all ages, to the magnificent Christchurch Town Hall complex for a week of competition events. Many of the events are free of charge. So come along and sample the solo and ensemble events on Wednesday and…
ANZARME symposium 2021

ANZARME symposium 2021

August 24 | August 25

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This two day symposium is for all interested music educators in Aotearoa: tertiary educators, PhD and Masters students, teachers of music. In 2020 the New Zealand branch of ANZARME (Australia New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education) hosted Mahi Tahi. This was a very successful and informal two…
2021 National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band Camp

2021 National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band Camp

October 5 | October 9

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The 2021 National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band Camp is on in Christchurch from 5 to 9 October 2021. Application forms for the 2021 National Secondary Schools’ Brass Band are ready to be distributed. Please email Sandra Ginever on nssbb2021@gmail.com and she can forward you a copy. Full details of the audition…
MENZA Conference 2021

MENZA Conference 2021

October 11 | October 13

Set aside 11-13 October for Music'21 and start booking your trip to Tauranga! MENZA CONFERNCE website: menzaconference.co.nz Call For Presenters He Hononga: Connecting Within and Across This year's MENZA conference has an overarching theme of hauora where the potential of music…
Christchurch Big Band Festival and Junior Jazz Jam

Christchurch Big Band Festival and Junior Jazz Jam

October 21 | October 25

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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…

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