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  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 10 June 2019
      Kia ora tātou   Edited summary to 10 June 2019 Have you registered for the MENZA conference in October yet? Early-bird discounts end soon, airfares and accommodation prices will go up so register...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 24 May 2019
      Kia ora tātou Around NZ today there are students striking for Climate Change, and next week many teachers will be striking for the PPTA claim.   Another way to help change happen is to be part of the national organisation of...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 13 May 2019
        Kia ora tātou We’re halfway through NZ Music Month. Check out the resources and links in this email from Mike at the NZ Music commission.   Registrations are filling up for the MENZA Conference in...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 6 May 2019
      Kia ora tātou   Summary to 6 May 2019 It’s NZ Music Month, and as usual, the NZ Music Commission has been busy. Their Daily Listening Calendar, has a great number of songs and resources for you to dip into for 10 mins...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 29 April 2019
      Kia ora tātou Today is the start of Term 2 for many of you, and I do hope you managed to have a break somewhere over the holidays. I’ve had advice from busy HODs that you should carve out 50% of your holiday time for yourself. I...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 12 April 2019
        Kia ora tātou   Welcome to you last Musicnet summary of Term 1! For most of you, you can look forward to a 2-week break from teaching and students.   Do you have a great idea for a workshop? Registrations are...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 1 April 2019
      Kia ora tātou   Over the weekend I took part in the Cubaduapa festival in WLG. A highlight was a Trumpet fanfare with 56 trumpets, ranging from adults down to some 7 year olds. We performed in a number of venues including the...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 24 March 2019
        Kia ora tātou   I write this summary one week after the Christchurch Mosque Terror Attacks. It’s still hard to believe that it actually happened. Neuroscientist Nathan Wallis was interviewed here giving...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 18 March 2019
      Kia ora tātou   Last week Helen from Computer Music formally announced the closure of her company. I know many of you will have contacted her individually, but I wish to thank her for the time she has spent supporting music...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 11 March 2019
      Kia ora tātou   Summary to 11 March 2019 The annual student songwriting competition, Hook-line-and-sing-a-long, which is a collaboration between MENZA and The NZ Music Commission closes this sunday, March 17th. $1500 of...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 2 March 2019
        Kia ora tātou This last week I spent time supporting teachers in developing their Music technology skills. They took time out of their busy day, to assess what they are doing, and what they could be doing in the future....
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 24 Feb 2019
        Kia ora tātou   Over the last 5 years there has been a number of consultations by the Ministry of Education on what we do in schools. However, for the current review of Tomorrow’s Schools, it is vital that as...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 15 Feb 2019
      Kia ora tātou   First of all, apologies for the lack of a summary last week. Living in Nelson, I was directly affected by the fires and so have been catching up on a few days of lost productivity since last weekend. My family...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 1 Feb 2019
      Kia ora tātou   Over the last week I’ve seen more and more activity on the Musicnet list, so it seems the holidays are over! I do hope you have all had a rest, and refresh.   There have been a large number of...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 16 Dec 2018
      Kia ora tātou   This is the last week of work for many of you on the list. Be it Primary and Intermediate teacher's finishing in a few days, Secondary teachers doing the last bit of rooming/timetabling juggling for 2019,...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 7 Dec 2018
      Kia ora tātou   Each year, NZQA ask for feedback on the exams. You might be surprised, but they don’t get many responses. If you have a view, positive, negative or neutral that you would like to share, please take a few...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 1 Dec 2018
      Kia ora tātou   So far, the thread about ‘One thing you changed this year’ is almost as long as when I ran it in 2017. If you haven't contributed, do so now!   Dates for the bi-annual MENZA conference...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 23 Nov 2018
      Kia ora tātou It was around this time in 2017 where I asked for a one-line response to one thing you change this year. I’ll be sending it out again for 2018 after this summary, and I encourage you to contribute, whatever your...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 17 Nov 2018
      Kia ora tātou I spent last week in Los Angeles with musicians, software coders, mixers, producers, educators and DJs. 1000 people from all over the world came to take part in Ableton Loop. To read what happened, head over to this blog...
  • MartinEmo published a blog post Musicnet Summary to 3 Nov 2018
      Kia ora tātou   This Wednesday, I am heading to Los Angeles for a week as a guest at Ableton Loop. It’s “three days of discussions, performances, presentations, studio sessions, installations and interactive...