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Musicnet Summary to 6 August 2018

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By MartinEmo



Kia ora tātou,


Summary to 6 August 2018


This last week, I had the pleasure of travelling to Tauranga for a MENZA PLD day. There were a large number of ITMs present was a change from previous training I have been part of. To help us with future traiings, MENZA have a short survey seeking to gain insight into what Professional Learning Development you might want over the next two years. Please share the link with your ITMs, conductors, classroom teachers and anyone that is involved in Music education in NZ. If you don’t fill it out, we won’t know what you want!


A special highlight was the funding for Arts Coordinators that was was explained and shared. Please note that the funding is no-longer ‘tagged’ in that it is now part of the operational budget of a school. Apologies if that wasn’t clear enough in the final paragraph of the email.


General (for all Music Levels)

Thoughts on a National Jazz Festival.

Sally is looking for information and the history of Out of School/Saturday morning music classes.

Emma sought Computer/software advice for writing soundtracks.

Cam is looking for a Sousaphone to buy/rent.



Learning Ideas have released their brand new 2018 Exam pack. The creative powerhouse have also indicated a new flipped learning guide for Music technology will be out later in the year.

Can you use a highlighter in a scholarship music exam?

Composing using samples.

Can you assess Lighting and Production standards together?

How long do you allow for your practice external exams?


Professional Development and Events

Massey University’s School of Music and Creative Media is having an opening evening, 22nd August 6-7:30pm in WLG.

The KBB Music festival is on this week and weekend in AKL. Gala concerts on Friday and Sat.

Auckland Jazz Competition results and finale concert 1-5pm, 11 August, AKL.

Yamaha Trumpet Outreach evening, 14th August, AKL.

St Matthews Chamber Orchestra 19th August, AKL.

Songwriting Professional Development 24th Sept in CHCH.  

Term 3 update from the APO.

Auckland University Clarinet Weekend 29-30th Sept.



NZQA have a vacancy for a Level 1 Materials Developer.


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Ngā mihi

Martin Emo

TKI Arts Online Community Facilitator |  Musicnet


Victoria University Masters Student | Ableton Live Teacher Training Research

Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa Board Member (MENZA)

Music EDnet Technology Mentor Australasia

Midnight Music Community Liaison and Ambassador

(On leave from HOD Performing Arts Waimea College)

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