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Musicnet Summary to 14 Oct 2018

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By MartinEmo



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So it’s Sunday night, before Term 4 starts. Talking to some colleagues over the last few days, it seems that most music teachers have been marking and planning, but also squeezing in a few days of relaxation. There are quite a few professional development days coming up this term, and into next year. The Networks of Expertise contracts that ONZA and MENZA hold, are planning a number of PD days around the country over the next 16 months, so ensure you’ve put something in your school budget applications for 2019!


Summary of the last 3 weeks to 14th Oct 2018


General (for all Music Levels)

Megan is looking to borrow, hire or buy a Marching Bass Drum in the Wellington region.

Opinions on a Macbook Pro vs Macbook Air are sought.


A few future Music teachers have surveys out. They only take a short time, and are helping support their study

Using popular music to teach theory.

The reflective practices of private and itinerant teachers.  

Curriculum design and NCEA.


Do you know of any orchestras suitable for talented violin and cello students in the CHCH region?

There is a 50% off discount for school productions of Wendy - The Peter Pan Musical.

Yvette listed Christmas orchestral pieces offered through SOUNZ.

The keynotes from the recent Australian Kodaly Conference are available to stream via the Music EDnet platform.



Kathleen has some questions on the Level 2 Exams for someone in the Wellington region.

SOUNZ are offering a free two-week trial of their new online Gillian Whitehead NCEA Level 1 resource.

Jill has a rapper and is looking for a Gateway type program  in the WLG area.


Professional Development and Events

Labour Weekend Jazz Workshops in CHCH

MENZA PD days in Kaitaia 27th Oct (all levels), AKL 24 Nov (ECE-Primary), AKL 30 Nov (Secondary)

SAE Audio Institute is hosting ‘Computer Games’ with the NZ Music Commission. PD for Secondary school music teachers. AKL 16 Nov

Uke-can-do-it and Uke-quest entries close on the 22nd Oct.

Girls Rock! Camp Aotearoa details have been released.

Applications close on 19th Oct for the The Adam Summer School for Chamber Music in Nelson (Feb 2019)

The Atamira Dance company is heading to Gisborne, Tauranga, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Whangarei, Auckland during October and Nov.  It’s suitable for Yr 9-13s.

AKL University have another songwriting workshop on 7th Nov.

NZ Choral Academy in AKL in Jan, to upskill and learn from a range of skilled vocal experts.

NZ Primary Teachers Conference 15-16 April 2019

Kodaly training dates for 2019 are confirmed.



Andres is visiting from Colombia and looking for work in Voice and Choir Conducting.

Vacancy for a Long Term Reliever Term 2, 2019 at Green Bay High School.

Lauren is looking for more vocal work in the AKL area.


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Martin Emo

TKI Arts Online Community Facilitator |  Musicnet


Victoria University Masters Student | Ableton Live Teacher Training Research

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