Wellington

Kiwileles Workshop – Monday 24 June – 4:00 – 5:30pm at Holy Cross School, Miramar

This workshop will introduce teaching tips for strumming and singing the 2019 Kiwileles Songbook repertoire. This  is a Free Workshop for Kiwilele Schools and MENZA members.

Register by going to bit.ly/WellingtonKiwilele

Kiwileles is a fabulous resource that includes a wide variety of songs that are easy to teach to a range of ages and abilities. It is a fabulous way to bring music into your school and connect with other schools to play in a Wellington Concert planned for later in the year.

For more information about Kiwileles, contact admin@nzukulele.org.nz

WE CAN SING!! 2019

Tuesday 13 August 12-3pm
Sacred Heart College, 65 Laings Road Lower Hutt
Free Event
Register here

This a new event this year to acknowledge the variety of singing groups in our secondary schools. The idea is a simple rotation of performances by all singing groups (choirs, barbershops, church singing groups, a’capella groups, whatever!!) in attendance and a massed sing to conclude. A proven formula in the Wairarapa and on a small experimental scale in Lower Hutt last year.

Click here to register, or for more information, email mhorner@sbc.school.nz

Wellington Orchestra Festival (WOF)

Wellington Orchestra Festival
Thursday 5 September 9:15am – 2:45pm
Chilton St James School 124 Waterloo Rd, Lower Hutt
$50 for MENZA members or $80 for Non-MENZA Members (includes membership)
Register today!

This is intended for senior primary and intermediate students but older and younger students also join us for a day of rehearsals and a concert to finish, having practised music prior to the day. We would love to welcome new schools to this event and can assist in preparations so please be in touch.

Click here to register, or for more information, email mhorner@sbc.school.nz

Menza Wellington Contacts

Mary Horner (MENZA Wellington)

Mary Horner (MENZA Wellington)

mhorner@sbc.school.nz


Debs Ferrier-Kerr (Kaiarahi)

Debs Ferrier-Kerr (Kaiarahi)

debf@mns.school.nz


Tim Carson (MENZA Board Member)

Tim Carson (MENZA Board Member)

tim.carson@hcm.school.nz

Upcoming Wellington Music Education Events

Children’s Day

Children’s Day

March 1 | March 1

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Various events will be held throughout NZ including performances for and by children....   Christchurch: The Red Zone, 158A New Brighton Rd, Christchurch Sunday 1 March 2020 11:00am – 3:00pm
Lower Hutt – Sharing the joy of music with kids- teachers’ & carers’ workshop

Lower Hutt – Sharing the joy of music with kids- teachers’ & carers’ workshop

March 7 @ 10:00 am | March 7 @ 12:30 pm

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Because Arohanui Strings passionately believe that all children deserve the opportunity to participate in music-making every day, we are offering a FREE teacher workshop this term. The object is to help all teachers and caregivers enjoy simple music-making with their tamariki, using minimal props and technology. Music is a great…
Hokitika – Sing, Play & Create

Hokitika – Sing, Play & Create

March 14 | March 14

Two Music Workshops for West Coast Teachers (both happening Saturday 1:00-4:00pm on 14 March at Hokitika Primary School) REGISTER HERE for WORKSHOP #1 - STRUM STRIKE & BLOW  - For teachers of Years 3-10 (1:00 - 4:00pm) In this fun and engaging workshop we will play…
Arts Based Learning with Beth Cohen

Arts Based Learning with Beth Cohen

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

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Project based learning using easy to play musical instruments to support well-being, belonging, communication, contribution and exploration. This workshop is supported by the MENZA Networks of Expertise. REGISTER HERE When: March 19 from 1:30 - 4:00 PM Where: Christchurch School of Music With “Arts Based Learning” teachers will…
Whanganui – MENZA Networks of Expertise Event (Secondary+ITM)

Whanganui – MENZA Networks of Expertise Event (Secondary+ITM)

March 20 | March 20

Friday 20th March Whanganui Girls College, Jones Street, Wanganui East, Whanganui 4500 11:30am - 2:30pm REGISTER HERE Note, that this workshop will be tailored to the needs of the attendees, and you are encouraged to bring your questions along…
National Concerto Finals

National Concerto Finals

March 21 @ 7:30 pm | March 21 @ 9:30 pm

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The Final is being held at the James Hay Theatre, Christchurch Town Hall at 7.30p.m. The Finalists will be accompanied by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Ken Young.   2019/2020 National Concerto Competition Finalists: Left to right: Lixin Zhang (Christchurch), Leon Chen (Auckland) and Ashani Waidyatillake (Auckland)
New Plymouth – Networks of Expertise Event (Secondary & ITM)

New Plymouth – Networks of Expertise Event (Secondary & ITM)

March 23 | March 23

Monday 23rd March (Secondary and ITM) Venue: Spotswood College, 129 South Road, Spotswood, New Plymouth 4310 Note, this day will be tailored to the needs of the attendees, and you are encouraged to bring your questions along with your charged laptops. 
NEWZATS Professional Development Conference 2020

NEWZATS Professional Development Conference 2020

April 15 | April 17

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New Zealand Association of Teachers of Singing (NEWZATS) are the national professional development and support network for teachers of voice. We are holding our 26th biennial conference in April this year. THE VERSATILE VOICE TEACHER Vocal Function for Young Singers Wednesday 15 - Friday 17 April, 2020 Queen Margaret College, Wellington…
Professional Development in Music and Movement

Professional Development in Music and Movement

April 20 | April 25

Come and explore how to facilitate singing, storytelling, poetry, movement and playing instruments in an integrated way into your classroom programmes. In the April school holidays, ONZA (Orff New Zealand Aotearoa) is offering teacher training 6-day courses in music and movement. This course is aimed at specialist and generalist teachers…
Kodály Aotearoa Professional Development (Taster)

Kodály Aotearoa Professional Development (Taster)

June 6 | June 7

For futher information about the following events, please contact Megan Flint – meganjude@xtra.co.nz Kodály Music Education are working in conjunction with Project Prima Volta and the Cuskelly College of Music to run these courses in New Zealand. For those of you who are looking at completing Primary 2, Primary…
12th World Symposium on Choral Music

12th World Symposium on Choral Music

July 11 | July 18

World Symposium on Choral Music 2020 11-18 July 2020 Once every three years the world’s leading choirs, conductors, composers and administrators come together for a premier festival of concerts, seminars, workshops and masterclasses - the World Symposium on Choral Music. In July 2020, that meeting place will be the beautiful…
Music and Digital Technologies: Practical ideas for the primary classroom

Music and Digital Technologies: Practical ideas for the primary classroom

July 16 | July 17

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SAVE THE DATE ! Music and Digital Technologies: Practical ideas for the primary classroom Thursday 16 and Friday 17 July in Auckland (Location to be confirmed) A TRCC SPONSORED EVENT CO-ORGANISED BY MENZA AND TENZ This conference will empower primary teachers of any level with the tools…
Kodály Aotearoa Professional Development

Kodály Aotearoa Professional Development

September 11 | September 14

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For further information about the following events, please contact Megan Flint - meganjude@xtra.co.nz Kodály Music Education are working in conjunction with Project Prima Volta and the Cuskelly College of Music to run these courses in New Zealand. For those of you who are looking at completing Primary 2,…
Kodály Aotearoa Professional Development

Kodály Aotearoa Professional Development

October 2 | October 10

For further information about the following events, please contact Megan Flint - meganjude@xtra.co.nz Kodály Music Education are working in conjunction with Project Prima Volta and the Cuskelly College of Music to run these courses in New Zealand. For those of you who are looking at completing Primary 2,…
Christchurch Big Band Festival

Christchurch Big Band Festival

October 22 @ 12:00 pm | October 26 @ 5:00 pm

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NZ's only Big Band Festival kicks off with Junior Jazz Jam, an event for primary school jazz bands, and works through the long weekend with bands of all ages playing outdoor gigs in cool venues around the new Christchurch central city. It also offers workshops, dancing, concerts and surprise events!…

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2020 CONFERENCES

Registrations are open for ISME (International Society for Music Education) 2020 in Helsinki, Finland as well as the Pre-Conference Commissions https://www.isme2020.fi/

Registrations will be open soon for the MENZA-TENZ July 16-17 two day conference on Music and Digital Technologies in Auckland sponsored by TRCC

Registrations are now open for the five 2020 DAYTiME Music Technology Conferences in Australia at http://www.musicednet.com/daytime

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