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

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

Tim Carson (MENZA Networks of Expertise Manager)

Tim Carson (MENZA Networks of Expertise Manager)

networkofexpertise.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

MENZA AGM 2021

MENZA AGM 2021

June 19 @ 1:30 pm | June 19 @ 4:00 pm

Notifying all MENZA members of the upcoming Annual General Meeting. Hobsonville Point School, Auckland Saturday June 19th 1:30-4pm It will begin with primary/intermediate/secondary workshops, followed by refreshments and the AGM. Workshops: ECE/Primary: TBD Secondary: Delysse Glynn will present. She is the National Assessment Moderator for NZQA, and prior…
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…
MENZA Conference 2021

MENZA Conference 2021

October 10 | October 13

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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…
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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CONFERENCES

MENZA CONFERENCE MUSIC’21  OCTOBER 11-13, 2021 Tauranga Boys College.

  • 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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