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Musicnet Summary 4 Sept 2017

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By MartinEmo

Kia ora tātou,

Over the weekend, I was part of the Smokefree Pacifica Beats and Smokefree Rockquest Finals in Auckland. I’d like to thank those working hard behind the scenes for events like this to happen, and for those teachers who worked hundreds of extra hours to actually get kids onto a stage, performing original songs!


Thread of the week was from James, a Yr 9 student keen to recreate the recording of “Hound Dog” by Elvis.


Summary to 4 Sept 2017

General (for all Music Levels)

·         Andree is looking for tips and tricks with setting up a recording studio on a limited budget.

·         Sally and Sarah are looking for 20 students to be part of their presentation on Outreach Singing at the MENZA on the 10th Oct.

·         Andrew is looking for personal anecdotes from teachers and parents about the benefits of an Arts Education. Fill out the quick survey here. Also pass it onto your Drama, Dance and Visual Arts colleagues.

·         Do you have great online learning tasks such as rhythm and melody listening tasks?

·         Andrew has written a new musical based on Aristophanes ‘The Birds’, suitable for high schools.



·         Ben is looking for a task for the Music Works standard AS91422.


Professional Development/Concerts/Competitions


·         Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra free concert Sat 9th Sept at the Vodafone Events Centre Manukau.

·         The APO also have their neighbourhood concerts in Howick, Takapuna and Manurewa.  

·         Auckland University School of Music Jazz Combo Workshops over two weekends 9-10th and 16-17th September. 1-4pm each day.

·         Wellington Secondary Music Teachers Network meeting 21st Sept from 4pm.

·         Free performance of My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes 20th October in CHCH.

·         Trumpet stolen in CHCH.

·         Ben is selling Cellos, Violas and Violins. Contact him directly.

·         ABODA conducting and building your department workshop with Dr Bruce Pearson 12th October in WLG.

·         IRMT Baroque Music Presentation on Sat 10th in CHCH.


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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)

Music EDnet Technology Mentor Australasia

Midnight Music Community Liaison and Ambassador