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Musicnet Summary 20 August 2017

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By MartinEmo



Kia ora tātou,


Over the last 7 days, 100s of students took part in the Auckland KBB Music Festival and Wellington WEBO Festival. Concert Bands, Orchestras, Jazz Combos, Big Bands, Chamber Orchestras and ensembles in between took to the stage and performed. Earlier this month the NZ Concert Band Festival took place in Whangarei.


At WEBO, I was encouraged to see a number of ensembles that included young musicians, be it Intermediate-age or Year 9s that have only been playing for a few terms. In discussion with one Intermediate teacher, the spark for her students to form an orchestra came from a visit from a Secondary School Jazz Combo. If you run an ensemble or choir, how about performing at a nearby Intermediate School? If you are in an Intermediate school, contact one of the local Secondary Schools or youth ensembles to host a performance.


Thread of the week was a discussion of running a junior choir, with mainly girls, who don’t read music. Thanks for the great ideas that were contributed, including some new songs. Here is a list on TKI’s Teacher Resource Exchange that was made with the help of the Musicnet list a few years back.


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Summary to 20th August 2017

General (for all Music Levels)


Primary and Intermediate



  • Matthew is looking for Level 2 Music Works ideas.

  • Michelle is looking for contributors to help update the NZ Music Commission's Level 2 NZ Music resources and has books to give away to those who help with exemplars, tasks and projects.

  • Examples of the Music Technology Standard US23730 were discussed and shared.

  • Janneke is looking for an excellence example of the Level 2 NZ Music research standard.


Professional Development/Concerts/Competitions


  • NZ String Quartet in touring NZ, including Napier 27th August.

  • The Westminster Chorus is travelling to NZ to join Young Singers in Harmony for a concert on the 18th September at the Waiapu (Napier) Cathedral.

  • “Play On” which combines Shakespeare with NZ Musicians has student and teacher prices for their dress rehearsal and show in CHCH.

  • MAINZ have a new Graduate Diploma in Music Production on offer in Auckland or Christchurch.

  • A Capella Extravaganza in CHCH on the 16th Sept with the Westminster Chorus and Love Notes.

  • Big Band Extravaganza on the 27th August in CHCH features over 6 Big Bands to fundraise for the Rodger Fox Big Band to get to the Monterey Jazz Festival in September.

  • The Wellington branch of the IRMT is offering a workshop on NZMEB and NCEA credits on the 27th August.


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Martin Emo

HOD Performing Arts, Teacher in Charge of Music, Waimea College

TKI Arts Online Community Facilitator – Musicnet

Deputy Chair Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa Board Member (MENZA)

EDnet Music Technology Mentor Australasia