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Musicnet Summary 17 March 2017

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By MartinEmo



Kia ora tātou,

Thread of the week was how community choirs are funded. Thanks to all of you who contributed to the discussion.


Some of you have contacted me about messages appearing as ‘spoofing’ or ‘spam’ at the top of emails. This message is generated by a school's Microsoft email servers. The school email servers (and potentially other email providers) see Musicnet emails as phishing attacks because they appear to be coming from someone other than the email sender. To identify this potential threat, the email servers are using an emerging standard called DMARC. Unfortunately, the Musicnet mailing list is old and doesn’t currently support DMARC. The Ministry are aware of the issue and are working to upgrade/tweak the backend to support DMARC.


So, in the interim, we need to just ignore these messages and hope that subscribers are still able to receive and open the mailing list posts.


You can see a brief summary of DMARC here.


Summary to 2017

General (for all Music Levels)

  • A response from the Minister of Education around passing on relief costs for trips was shared.

  • Michelle shared the latest story for on NZMusic.org about an Intermediate student who started his own mobile DJ and lighting business.

  • Do you have the sheet music to “Ko Te Aroha”?

  • Milicia is looking for a Pedal Harp in Auckland.

  • The NZ Ukulele Trust is looking for new trustees to join them. Do consider this.



  • Lauren is looking for a Piano Tuner for her Primary school in CHCH.




Professional Development/Concerts/Competitions



As always, this summary will be uploaded to the Musicnet VLN Blog and our Twitter feed @ArtsOnline1. To access any of the threads on the Arts Online website archive simply type the username “artsonline” and the password “mailinglist” to do this.


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