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Summary of Musicnet to 10 May 2021

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By MartinEmo




Kia ora tātou


It’s May so that means it’s NZ Music Month. Each year it’s a chance to look around Aotearoa and see what is happening around us. Are you using the Daily Calendar?  I’ve been enjoying watching the “Waiata Anthems” and seeing how different the process is for each NZ band. Watch it on TVNZ or on ETV which most schools have free access. 


As is expected, Christchurch are doing their amazing massed performance of the winning Hook Line and Sing-a-long on the 31st May. It’s happening at Tūranga this year. 


Finally I’d like to highlight the recent statement from MENZA about the recent stories of inappropriate and harmful behaviour in the Music Education space. 


Summary to 10 May 2021


General (for all Music Levels)

The MENZA AGM is being held 19th June, along with Primary and Secondary workshops. The last date for board nominations is this Friday. 

Schools can apply to get Ableton Live Intro 11 for free, along with Push 2s. Check out the 4 creative projects that are available for anyone to use. 

Nominations are open for Kaiārahi Puoro o te Tau, thanks to NZ Music Commission and Recorded Music NZ.  

Do you play a recorder? Come along to the Big Blow 26 June in Wellington. 

What is a good device for recording video and audio

Mary Gentle has shared a few resources that she has used over the years. 





How is your school going to off the new Māori Performing Arts standards? Some great ideas in this thread of what some schools are trailing. 

Learning Ideas are about to release their 2021 Exam pack and updated Midi Technology Unit standards. 

Whilst the feedback has closed the draft NCEA L1 standards, the thread is continuing and will be helpful when another round of consultation opens later this year. 

Help to mark L1 Bagpipes was shared. 

NZ School of Music audition applications are open for 2022. (Close 20 July). 


Professional Development and Events

MENZA Conference 11-13 Oct in Tauranga - If you’re a PPTA member apply to get $700 towards it. 

Christchurch Jazz Quest: Combos 21-25 June, Big Bands + Ensembles 31 July/1 Aug

Auckland Jazz Competition is back!

Wellington Jazz Project 9-13 June

Free songwriting workshop in AKL July 31st, registrations essential. 

NZ Opera Marriage of Figaro in AKL, WLG and CHCH for only $10. 

AKL University is having a postgraduate information evening 18th May. 

Bruce Pearson workshop online 

The Art of the Record is touring WLG/CHCH/DUNEDIN this month. 

Choral Connect ‘21 is seeking student scores for a composition workshop 17th July. 

Wellington Schools Battle of the Staff Bands! 23rd Sept

Lewis Eady National Piano Competition is now open. 

Mahi Rua conference for music education research is happening again in Tauranga 24-25 August. 

Musical Madlibs! 2nd May with the Auckland Opera Studio. 



Drum Tutor in Upper Hutt, WLG region. 

Drum Tutor in AKL. 

Drum Tutor in AKL. 


Ngā mihi


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Martin Emo


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