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"On the Move" Call for Presenters - National Dance Conference 2017

Organisation: The Dance Subject Association of New Zealand

When: Friday 12th – Sunday 14th May 2017 (Term 2, Week 2)

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Dance

Type of Event: Other

Contact: DSANZ(dancesubjectassociationnz@gmail.com)

ON THE MOVE – Conference 2017 is a milestone event for The Dance Subject Association of New Zealand (DSANZ). The year marks the ten year anniversary of the formation of our national association body and will also be the first conference we have self-designed, operated and funded as an association. The year also sees our national conference returning to Auckland for the 21st year of The Auckland Dance Educators Network (ADEN), the Auckland branch of DSANZ which we acknowledge as our parent association which has served the Auckland region since
1996 and whose work, along with the work of other initial regional bodies ultimately led to the creation of DSANZ nationally in 2007.

The conference will bring together dance educators, classroom teachers, practitioners and industry professionals from all over the country with a packed and varied programme which aims to provide opportunities for quality, intensive subject-specific professional learning and development, networking and socialising, all based at our
conference hub in Auckland.

The conceptual framework for this 10th anniversary DSANZ conference, ON THE MOVE provides a platform for dance educators to reflect on the moves and shifts that have occurred in their practice and pedagogy to-date and to then challenge and refresh these practices to ensure our body (association) is always moving to extend both our students and our own creative impulses, outputs and our sense of purpose within the dance and education landscapes of Aotearoa.

Essential Information:
Conference Dates: Friday 12th – Sunday 14th May 2017 (Term 2, Week 2)
Early bird Registrations close: 1st March, 2017
Registrations close: 1st April, 2017

All contact regarding ON THE MOVE can be made through dancesubjectassociationnz@gmail.com

Conference Structure:
As this is our first conference year ‘going solo’ without the ability to apply for support from the Teachers’ Refresher Course Committee as we have for previous conferences, ON THE MOVE – Conference 2017 is delivered to DSANZ members in a mini format with our workshops taking place over one weekend during term time instead of the usual week-long, school holidays time
slot. Please see enclosed programme overview for the details of planned activities for the weekend.

Conference Programme

ON THE MOVE – Conference 2017 will open on Friday 12th May from 4.30pm followed by an opening address, keynote speaker, induction of life members, award presentations and guest performance(s) from 6pm. The conference proceeds throughout the following whole day and will conclude on Sunday 14th May, 2pm.

Call for Presenters & Expressions of Interest:
The Dance Subject Association of New Zealand is now calling for expressions of interest from anyone in the dance and educations sectors who would like to present at ON THE MOVE – Conference 2017.

All interested presenters will need to complete the provided expression of interest form online (link below) and submit their application by the date indicated.

As a not-for-profit association we are not in a position to pay our presenters and all presenter appointments are on an unpaid, voluntary basis. Presenters will receive a special, alternative rate to attend the conference weekend and all included events and workshops outside of their own presentation session.

Presenting at conference is a fantastic way to contribute to the development of your subject and association and to the shared knowledge, understandings and capabilities of our members (a true demonstration ako). Presenters at conference will receive a letter of acknowledgement from the national committee and this will provide excellent takehome evidence for Practicing Teacher Criteria portfolios, particularly in support of Education Council: PTC1, PTC4 and PCT5.

Presentations for ON THE MOVE – Conference 2017 should broadly consider the key provocations for the event.
However the committee will not exclude any idea or suggestion from consideration.

Presenters can submit more than one presentation idea.
Presenters must submit all Expressions of Interest submissions by 9th December.

Get Thinking!
Information to include in your expression of interest:
 Workshop Title;
 Contact Details
 Presenter Bio
 Description of Workshop
 Presentation requirements; venue/rooming preference; preferred number of participants; other comments.
Please note that presenters will need to provide their own laptop/device if using PowerPoint (or similar) in their presentation.

ON THE MOVE Conference 2017 Registration Fees:
Conference fees are in NZD and include attendance at workshops/papers, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and the Conference Dinner.
 DSANZ 2017 financial members $330
 Non-member $400*
 Presenter – DSANZ 2017 financial members $280
 Presenter – Non Member $350*
 Early bird member (payment received before 1-3-2017) $290
 Early bird non-member (payment received after 1-3-2017) $360 (includes 2017 membership)

Online registration forms will ask delegates to confirm whether you plan on attending the conference dinner event on Friday 12th May. Prices for this are included in fees but numbers are required for catering purposes.

Registrations to attend ON THE MOVE – Conference 2017 are not yet open. Once announced, please complete the online form here to register your attendance as a delegate at ON THE MOVE – Conference 2017: here (link not yet live)

Apply NOW to Present at ON THE MOVE Conference 2017!
Complete the online form below:


Organisation: Musical Futures Australia


When: March 24 and 25th 2017

Regions: National

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Music

Type of Event: Workshop

Contact: Ian Harvey(ian@musicalfuturesaustralia.org)

This is a two day intensive workshop where attendees will spend their time playing and singing their way through each of the Musical Futures resources focusing on Musical Futures renown informal learning/non-formal teaching approach.

Who is the workshop for?

* Primary music specialists and primary classroom teachers with a background in music,
* Secondary music teachers
* Tertiary students studying music or music education

Musical Futures targets middles years music learning - Grade 3 to Year 9

Why attend?

Musical Futures believes music learning works best when young people are making music, and when their existing passion for music is reflected and built-upon in the classroom. Musical Futures was established in 2003 and grounded in academic research, is based on the real-world practices of popular and community musicians.

Musical Futures supports teachers around the world with training, networks and resources to deliver practical, engaging, developmental music programs in the classroom. Currently more than 1.5 million students in 71 countries worldwide benefit from their teachers use of the Musical Futures approach. The widespread adoption of Musical Futures in the UK and Australia means that it is now one of the most successful and sustainable music education initiatives in schools in those countries.

How will Musical Futures help my students and teaching?

* Improves the transition from junior to secondary music
* Develops fresh ideas for composing, improvising and songwriting and whole class work shopping for primary and secondary classes
* Introduces new ideas for inclusive extra – curricular music in school
* Challenges more advanced instrumental players through new routes to learning music in class
* Results in more students taking up instrumental lessons on a wider range of instruments
* Increases participation in concerts and performances
* Improves engagement with classroom music for all ages
* Increases numbers of students opting to participate in music
* Supports and connects with the New Zealand Arts/Music Curriculum

In addition to the workshop and resources your workshop fee includes lunches and refreshments.

Then there are the materials and resources....

* Each activity includes take home resource packs and lesson plans you can immediately use in the classroom
* Membership of Musical Futures to includes access to future members-only resources is included, as is
* Access to our international teacher network to share ideas with like-minded teachers across the world.

Cost $195 (single day option also available)

Taranaki Classical Guitar Summer School

Organisation: New Plymouth Classical Guitar Society

Where: New Plymouth Girls High School

When: 15 - 20 January 2018

Regions: Taranaki

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Music

Type of Event: Performance, Seminar, Workshop

Contact: Wendy Dimond(wendy.dimond@taranakisummerschool.com)

This not for profit family-friendly event celebrates the classical guitar community of New Zealand by creating a central place of learning in New Zealand. The Taranaki Classical Guitar Summer School is jam packed with workshops, masterclasses and ensembles designed to improve both your guitar playing and appreciation. This week is perfect for any guitarist from a Grade 2 level of playing and up, and is not suitable for the absolute beginner.

Registrants are given many opportunities to play in front of audiences. In addition to teaching, the beautiful New Plymouth will come alive to the sounds of a diverse line-up of entertainment featuring the best of the national and international classical guitar.

Our line up of artists are announced closer to the school dates each year.


Organisation: PIPA - Pacific Institute of Performing Arts

Where: PIPA Studios. 48 Rosebank Road, Avondale. Auckland

When: Tuesday 7th Feb 2017

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Multi-Arts, Drama, Dance, Music, Visual Arts

Type of Event: Performance, Workshop

Contact: Amo Ieriko(ierikoamo@gmail.com)

THE SAMA SKOOL - 4 Week Film Challenge
Tuesday, 7th Feb – Friday, 3rd March. 9:30am – 2:30pm
Aged 16 years +

A FREE summer school program opened to all youth of various cultural and ethnic backgrounds not just for Pacific Island students

In a group you have 4 weeks to create a film which incorporates ACTING, DANCE, MUSIC & it must feature a Pacific Element.
Do you think you can do it?
Participate in daily classes and workshops led by industry professionals in the film & digital world.

- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll1BPxdZs84
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pipa.best.1

For more information call 0800 GO PIPA (467 472) or press the following link http://www.bestpacific.ac.nz/pacific-institute-of-perfor

Autumn Seminar 2017

Organisation: KMEIA Victoria

Where: Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, Preston, Victoria, Australia

When: 21-22 April 2017

Regions: International

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Music

Type of Event: Seminar

Contact: Glenys Gijsbers(vic@kodaly.org.au)

The KMEIA Autumn Seminar has established a reputation for providing outstanding professional development for music educators. The seminar will enrich your teaching by providing access to excellent practitioners and innovative resources adapted for Australian classrooms.
Presenters include Tess Laird and Anthony Young. Others will be announced on the website as they are confirmed.
Choose from a range of workshops designed to take your skills to a higher level in musicianship; aural training; teaching materials; choral repertoire and Kodaly pedagogy.

Creative Arts Programmes

Organisation: Zeal

Where: Zeal, Alderman Drive, Henderson, Auckland

When: Tuesday & Wednesday nights

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Multi-Arts

Type of Event: Workshop

Contact: Naomi Reese(naomi@zeal.nz)

Weekly creative arts programmes at Zeal.
Art Murals | Photography | Hip Hop Dance | Song Writing |
$8 per class

MIME & MOVEMENT Workshop for practising artists and movement enthusiasts

Organisation: Fergus Aitken

Where: Toi Poneke Arts Centre, Wellington

When: Sunday 17 January 2016: 10am - 4pm

Regions: Wellington, National

Target Audience: Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Drama, Dance

Type of Event: Workshop

Contact: Fergus Aitken(info@fergusaitken.com)

A one-day intensive mime and movement workshop for performing artists, with tutor Fergus Aitken


COST: $120

Earlybird Discount
Only $100, if payment received by Friday 1 January, 2016

DATE: Sunday 17 January, 2016
TIME: 10am - 4pm

VENUE: Toi Poneke Arts Centre, Abel Smith Street, Wellington
See event page for VENUE MAP.

Interested participants:
Please contact Fergus directly
Private Message (Facebook)
or on 021 386 487

This workshop is directed towards artists with an active performance practise and teachers of movement and drama - with an emphasis on extending skills and insights into physical performance powers.

The workshop focuses on:
- Illusionary Mime
- Movement Analysis
- Slow Motion
- States of Tension
- Isolation and Robotics
- Character Development
- Spatial Awareness and Proprioception

The workshop will take participants on a journey of play and exploration, developing techniques via games and improvisation.

Fergus Aitken is a New Zealand-based comedian and international award-winning entertainer. He has performed in theatres, comedy clubs and festivals in more than 15 countries world-wide, including in Russia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands and Australia.


Fergus trained in mime, physical theatre, circus and clown, in the UK and in NZ. His teachers include Robert Bennett, Desmond Jones, John Wright, Simon McBurney, Les Bubb, John Bolton, Deb Pope, Giovanni Fusetti, Thomas Monckton, Fraser Hooper and Ira Seidenstein.

Fergus has taught extensively for:
NASDA (Christchurch);
Whitireia Performing Arts Centre's Stage & Screen course;

1996 - 2010
Fergus was a guest physical theatre teacher-trainer at NZ's only full-time circus school CIRCOARTS (Christchurch)

Wellington Improvisation Troupe (WIT);
Wellington Youth Circus;
Footnote Dance Co's ChoreoLab;
Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School;
European Juggling & Circus Skills Convention (Edinburgh)

Interested participants:
Please contact Fergus directly
or on 021 386 487

SGCNZ UOSWSF Auckland Central Festival 2017

Organisation: SGCNZ

Where: Auckland Grammer School

When: April 7-9th

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Drama

Type of Event: Performance, Other

Contact: Sarah Spicer(sspicer@diocesan.school.nz)

The regional Shakespeare festival for Central Auckland is going to be held at Auckland Grammar School on 7-9th April. Please let me know if you want any information. Otherwise, entries need to be on the system soon so I can plan the event. sspicer@diocesan.school.nz Sarah Spicer Regional Rep

Once There Was A Woman

Organisation: Co Theatre Physical

Where: Q Theatre Loft

When: February 28th to March 3rd 2017

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Drama

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Beth Kayes(bethcotheatrephysical@gmail.com)

Once There Was a Woman
An evocative telling by a traveller on an epic journey to find her lost Mother.
Memories are traded for access to destinations, imagination is the fuel and a true telling is the final exit point from grief.

Bittersweet, punctuated with humour, Once There Was A Woman uses physical theatre to reveal how extraordinary the ordinary is - it is a tale of kindness and letting go.

"....breathtakingly spectacular, raucously funny and delicately intimate.....Co. Theatre Physical have clearly established themselves as a company to watch." (New Zealand Herald '09)

The heART of the Matter

Organisation: Parliament

Where: Parliament

When: 6pm,10th April 2017

Regions: Wellington

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Multi-Arts

Type of Event: Other

Contact: Sheila Linton(Sheila.linton@parliament.govt.nz)

Free screening of the documentary film about Gordon Tovey. This documentary featured in last year's film festival. If you wish to attend please rsvp to Sheila Linton Sheila.linton@parliament.govt.nz.

Capital E Live

Organisation: Capital E

When: May - November 2017

Regions: National

Target Audience: Primary

Discipline: Drama

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Capital E(bookingsed@experiencewellington.org.nz)

Capital E Live’s theatre shows have an incredible tour lined up for Aotearoa in 2017. Please read more information on our awesome junior and senior shows below.

For ECC & Years 0-3 (ages 2-7)
$9 per child, one free adult ticket per every 10 paying children

The fabulously imaginative theatre show Songs of the Sea- Waiata O Te Moana features colourful puppets and infectiously catchy music to weave together four stories of the deep, including how the children of Te Ika Rā, the lonely sunfish and Te Ika Marama the bright moonfish, got their rainbow colours.This beautiful production returns for a national tour throughout Aotearoa to delight children with tales of the ocean told in English and te reo Māori.

Innovative, playful and a joy to watch this play will strike chords of wonder in younger audiences.

FULL TEACHERS RESOURCE KIT (https://www.capitale.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/An-Awfully-Big-Adventure-Teacher-Resource-web.pdf)
BOOK NOW FOR AN AWFULLY BIG ADVENTURE (https://www.capitale.org.nz/songs-of-the-sea-booking/)
FIND INFORMATION AND TOUR DATES (https://www.capitale.org.nz/portfolio-posts/songs-of-the-sea/)

Years 4+ (Age 7+)
$9 per child, one free adult ticket per every 10 paying children

Get in quick- with the centenary of WWI coming to an end, this is your last ever chance to see this epic Capital E production! An Awfully Big Adventure is a ridiculously clever and inventive play that transports audiences to WWI. It is a valuable tool to help deepen your students’understanding of the facts of the Great War while empathising with its humanity in a way that is relevant in their own lives. It’s perfect for students aged 7+!

“I’ve spent months trying to teach my students the history and impact of WW1, and in just 10 minutes you’ve presented something to my students that they totally understand!” – Teacher, July 2014

FULL TEACHERS RESOURCE KIT (https://www.capitale.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/An-Awfully-Big-Adventure-Teacher-Resource-web.pdf)
BOOK NOW FOR AN AWFULLY BIG ADVENTURE (https://www.capitale.org.nz/an-awfully-big-adventure-booking/)
FIND INFORMATION AND TOUR DATES (https://www.capitale.org.nz/portfolio-posts/an-awfully-big-adventure/)

Wonder in Aliceland

Organisation: Baradene College of the Sacred Heart

Where: Auditorium

When: 1-3 June 2017

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Multi-Arts

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Verity Davidson(vdavidson@baradene.school.nz)

A musical version of Alice in Wonderland. Lots of fun and craziness. Suitable for the whole family.


Organisation: Simple Truth Theatre

Where: Samoa House Studio

When: 7th - 17th of June

Regions: Auckland, Waikato

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Drama

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Taylor Griffin(tjgriffin.actor@gmail.com)

Fresh off the secondary schools tour of Toa Frasers Bare - Simple Truth Theatre are back. This time with a devised piece. Ruminations encapsulates everything we believe in as a company, being centered around the importance of communication and the role of youth in our communities.

Our main character (simply ‘Boy’) is a product of his environment. We follow him in his journey to try and make sense of the crazy whirlwind of life that surrounds him. From school, parents, siblings, clothes, food and his health – nothing seems to be going right. But it’s hard to escape when there is nowhere else to go.

Simple Truth Theatre makes theatre about our Aotearoa. This is the New Zealand we live in. This is our culture, good and bad. We see it as our job as theatre practitioners to live, reflect, and create. To shine a light on both the positive and negative parts of our community.

If you have a group of students who are interested in theatre, the devising process, social issues in NZ - or who just need to see a live performance, please feel free to get in contact with me and see what deals we can offer you.


Organisation: Rotorua Girls High School

Where: Rotorua Girls High School Performing Arts Centre

When: June 23 to July 1

Regions: Bay of Plenty

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Drama

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Abbey Hartevelt(ahartevelt@rghs.school.nz)

Students from Rotorua Girls High School and Rotorua Boys High School are putting on the show Hairspray. Hairspray will run from June 23 to July 1 and will be on stage in the Rotorua Girls High School Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are available from the Rotorua Girls High School office.
Ticket prices
Students with ID - $12
Adult - $15
Children 12 and under - $10
Family or two adults, three children or familiy of five - $50
School Matinees - $3

"Great Scott Fitzgerald! Gatsby Unleashed" nationwide tour

Organisation: New Zealand Playhouse

Where: Your school!

When: Terms 2 - 4

Regions: National

Target Audience: Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Drama

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Rachael Lundy(rachael@newzealandplayhouse.co.nz)

The Great Gatsby, one of the greatest novels in American history, evokes visions of glamour, desire and decadence, tinged with a splash of jazz, and perhaps Leonardo DiCaprio in a tuxedo.

But as we recreate the story of Gatsby, we're going to need to dive beneath the dazzling surface and unleash a world of materialism, explore the symbolism and delve deeper into the concepts of society, class, old versus new money and the post-war state of the American Dream.

We bring the 1920s to you, as we tell the story of The Great Gatsby with a massive dose of humour, honesty and insight. In this hilarious production, bad wigs, pop culture references and jubilant jazz hands will engage your students as they learn about what makes The Great Gatsby such an enduring 20th-century classic.

"Great Scott Fitzgerald! Gatsby Unleashed"

Explores the themes, context and setting of The Great Gatsby'

Draws students into Gatsby's world and presents ideas in a way that 2017 audiences can relate to (and has everyone in hysterics)

Aligns with both English and Drama learning areas

Is presented in a fast-paced broad comedic style (containing aspects of satire, parody and comedy of manners)

Comes with complementary teaching resources for additional classroom work.

Our pricing is only $5 per student, or $670 per show for audiences of 135 students or fewer.

We have available time slots all over the country; to find out when we are available in your town or city, just give us a buzz on hello@newzealandplayhouse.co.nz

DAYTiME: A Day of Technology in Music Education

Organisation: Music EDnet

Where: 80 Ascot Ave Remuera, Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland

When: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Fri 23 June 2017

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Music

Type of Event: Seminar

Contact: Music EDnet( info@musicednet.co.nz)

Early Bird registrations are now open until Friday, 26 May.

DAYTiME is now in its 4th full season covering 6 cities across Australia and New Zealand and has become the No.1 conference in our region focusing on technology in music education. The 2016 series attracted over 500 attendees making it the second largest music education conference in Australia & New Zealand.

WHEN: Fri 23 Jun – 8.30am ~ 4.30pm with lunch included
WHERE: Ellerslie Event Centre
Free Parking available

COST: Delegates $299 (Early Bird $253, ends 26 May), EDnet Hub members $220, Tertiary Students (Pre-service teachers) $99.
Payment options: You can choose “school invoice” and we will invoice your school or you can pay on-line via Visa, Mastercard, AMEX or PayPal at the end of the registration process.

We are delighted to have Tim Topham, Music Educator, Writer and Inspired Piano Teacher, presenting the Keynote The entrepreneurial musician: building diverse careers with technology. Delegates will then have the opportunity to choose from 16 various sessions with 12 presenters covering a wide range of topics for all year levels … including a Primary Stream.

SESSIONS: You can choose your sessions at any time during or after registration and can make changes right up to the day. PD certificates will include the sessions you attend.

Go to http://www.cvent.com/d/v5qqhf ... or via www.musicednet.co.nz/daytime.

Spaces are limited.

2017 NZ Music Month Summit

Organisation: Music Managers Forum NZ

Where: Auckland Museum Auditorium

When: 10am - 5pm, 20 May 2017

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Music

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Michelle Ladwig Williams(musicnet-request@lists.tki.org.nz)

NZ Music Managers Forum, NZ Music Commission in association with Recorded Music NZ, APRA AMCOS and NZ On Air present



Industry Professionals Talk Their Passion

The Official Music Month Summit returns for 2017 with a new format and a new venue.

This year the Summit will be held at Auckland Museum in the amazing Auditorium on Saturday May 20, which is also the last weekend of the acclaimed Volume – Making Music in AotearoaExhibition.

Titled FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC – Industry Professionals Talk Their Passion, the 2017 Music Month Summit is themed around Passion, with 15 Music Professionals or Artists talking about how music has inspired or changed their lives. This is not about covering off a list of topics, but the rare opportunity to listen to people who are truly passionate about an aspect of music or their involvement in the Music Industry. Presented in blocks of four speakers, there will be a Q&A session after each block.

Thanks to NZ Music Managers Forum, NZ Music Commission, Recorded Music NZ, APRA AMCOS and NZ On Air tickets for the Summit are FREE but must be reserved from mmf.co.nz/summit2017

You can pre-purchase a $10 cut lunch to pick up at the event by clicking thorugh to the NZ Music Month shop here.

Speakers confirmed to date are:

Aroha Harawira - DJ
David Ridler – NZ On Air
Greg Haver – Music Producer
Kings - Musician
Mark Roach – Recorded Music NZ
Mikee Tucker – Loop Recordings
Mitch Lowe – Audiology Touring
Moana Maniapoto – Musician
Peter Dickens – NZ Music Foundation
Scott Maclachlan - Saiko Management
Simon Banks – SB Global Entertainment
Tyna Keelan – Musician
Victoria Kelly – APRA AMCOS

More speakers to be announced

For more information and full bio details on the Summit mmf.co.nz/summit2017

NZ Music Managers Forum, NZ Music Commission in association with Recorded Music NZ, APRA AMCOS and NZ On Air present

The 2017 Official Music Month Summit

For The Love of Music – Industry Professionals Talk Their Passion

Date: Saturday May 20
Location: Auckland Museum Auditorium - South Atrium Entrance
Times: 10am to 5pm
Free tickets (required) can be booked on: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/the-official-nz-music-month-summit-2017-tickets-34062288221

Jazz on the Road

Organisation: Rodger Fox Big Band

Where: Burnside High School//Aurora Centre, Canterbury

When: Tuesday June 6th 2017

Regions: Canterbury

Target Audience: Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Music

Type of Event: Performance, Workshop

Contact: Rodger Fox (rdfox@ihug.co.nz)

“Changing Lives through Music”

Jazz on the Road is an exciting and challenging one day workshop and concert delivered by the Rodger Fox Big Band, featuring 4 leading US jazz musicians in Christchurch on 6 June


Jazz on the Road is an intensive youth-oriented programme that focuses on the fundamentals of jazz music and its associated business aspects for young musicians.

• The workshops will encourage students who already play jazz to improve, supporting the development of musical skills in young people

• Participants gather to share, develop and challenge their own ideas and abilities. Our stellar faculty of world-renowned musicians, innovators, leaders and thinkers present master classes, lectures, workshops, informal sessions and a concert

• The workshop is open to all young musicians and music educators. Students must have their own instruments to participate in the programme

Subject areas include jazz rhythms, performance within the band,
jazz improvisation, music reality (theory), team building through music, leadership and performance.

The programme exposes students to leading musicians and professionals in education, business and performance.

Jazz on the Road focuses sessions to deliver a half day workshop and performance event with young secondary school musicians around big band and jazz concepts. Through individual workshops, panel discussions and demonstration to the school jazz bands attending, followed by an evening concert students will get to develop their skills and appreciation of what it takes to make great music.

Delivering the Project
Rodger Fox has been a Senior Lecturer at the New Zealand School of Music for 18 years responsible for the big band program and fusion ensemble. For the past 8 he has also been the lead adjudicator at the National Jazz Festivals Schools competition. For 15 years he has been the jazz adjudicator and workshop clinician at Rhapsody Rotorua. He brings a wealth of experience to the delivery of “Jazz on the Road”

The Rodger Fox Big Band
The 17 members of New Zealand’s acclaimed Rodger Fox Big Band will be accompanied by four leading international jazz musicians. Many of the musicians in the big band hold positions in major teaching institutions including the New Zealand School of Music and many High Schools.

Rodger Fox
Rodger Fox is New Zealand’s foremost jazz trombonist, big band leader, jazz educator, arranger and producer. He is also the Artistic Director for a number of jazz festivals around the country.

Featured guest artists from the USA
The guest artists add a new dimension and expose the students to different styles of jazz and a different level of mastery.

Dave Weckl: Dave is an American jazz fusion drummer and leader of the Dave Weckl Band. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2000. Performs with Chick Corea Electric Band, Mike Stern Trio and has featured with Weckl artists such as Paul Simon. Madonna, George Benson, Michel Camilo, Robert Plant, Anthony Jackson and The GRP All-star Big Band.

Tony Lindsay - After 20 years as the lead vocalist for the group Santana, Tony has garnered 11 GRAMMY® Awards, traveled on several world tours and recorded on seven CDs: Milagro (1992),
Supernatural (1999), Shaman (2002), Ceremony (2003),
Food for Thought (2004), Ultimate Santana (2007), and Multi-Dimensional Warrior (2008). He is currently recording his fourth solo CD.

Adam Schroeder – Los Angeles based baritone saxophonist Adam Schroeder, has firmly established his influential voice as a major force in the global jazz community. Recognized as a “Rising Star” on the Baritone Saxophone in Down Beat Magazine’s 59th Annual Critic’s Poll as well as in the 76th, 79th and 80th Annual Reader’s Poll and the JazzEd Magazine 2014 Readers Poll, A member of the Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band

Alex Sipiagin – Trumpet. Jazz festivals worldwide have seen Alex Sipiagin performing with the likes of Dave Holland, Michael Brecker, the Mingus groups. Born in Russia, Alex begun studying the trumpet at age 12. In 1990, Alex participated in the International Louis Armstrong Competition sponsored by the Thelonius Monk Institute in Washington D.C. winning top honors and after relocated to the jazz mecca of the world, New York City.

All of the guest artists are experienced in working with high school aged students and bring a wealth of experience to the project.

What will students be doing?

The group of artists will spend time in each city to present educational workshops during the day, followed by a concert at night. The concert will be attended by students as well as the general public.

Giving students and teachers exposure to world-class educators and performers in this way gives them an insight into the level required to perform internationally, as well as a greater understanding of jazz concepts and artistry.

Workshop format

1.30 - 2.15pm
General introduction.
Rodger Fox Big Band to open the workshop by performing a swing style chart. Discussion will then take place to show what it takes to play in this style of ensemble. Each section of the big band will demonstrate their parts within the arrangement and will then put it all together. Full scores for the musical arrangement will be available to music teachers and the instrument parts will be made available to all students to follow as the Rodger Fox Big Band demonstrate the music.

2.15 – 3.00pm
Introduction to improvisation
Improvisation is a key characteristic of jazz and students will be introduced to the concepts to enable them to develop their own skills in this area.

3.00 – 3.15
Move to Instrument specific workshops

3.15 – 4.15pm
Individual Workshops
How to play in a jazz style
Trumpet / Trombone / Saxophones (Woodwinds) / Vocals /
Rhythm Section (Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, Drums)
Students will have the opportunity to focus on their own instrument and learn the tips and tricks from the professionals

4.30 – 5.00pm
Recap on the afternoon workshop and panel discussion
Students have the chance to ask their burning questions and reflect on what they’ve learned so far.

5.00 – 5.30pm
Short break

5.30 – 6.45 pm
Dave Weckl Drum workshop/masterclasses

6.45pm to 8.00pm
Dinner break

Concert featuring all the Artists and the Rodger Fox Big Band
This is where the students and teachers will have the opportunity to hear and see what has been discussed at the workshop in a live situation.

Cost to Students:
(1) FULL PACKAGE: Workshop / Dave Weckl Drum Workshop / Concert - $30.00
(2) Workshop Only - $20.00
(3) Workshop Only - $20.0

2017 UNITEC Dance Winter Workshop

Organisation: UNITEC

Where: Unitec Dance Studios. Entry 1 Carrington Road, Mt Albert, Auckland

When: 9:30am – 3:30pm, 18,19, 20 July 2017

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Dance

Type of Event: Workshop

Contact: Peter Rees(prees@unitec.ac.nz)

Three amazing days of energy, creativity and dance. Discover contemporary technique, muscle & bone, repertoire, choreography and street dance, + a Q&A and showings by current Unitec students. Highly recommended for Senior Secondary School Dance students preparing to audition for Unitec’s dance programme in 2018. Year 12 and 13 students preferred.

Dates: 18,19,20 July 2017
Cost: $120 for three days or $50 for one day. (inc GST)
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm

Limited places. To register email Peter Rees at prees@unitec.ac.nz

Hook, Line and Sing-a-long

Organisation: NZ Music Commission, MENZA and MusicWorks

When: 31 May 2017

Regions: National

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Multi-Arts

Type of Event: Other

Contact: Michelle Ladwig Williams(michelle@nzmusic.org.nz)

The NZ Music Commission, MENZA and MusicWorks invite you to join schools all around the country on May 31st in a celebration of Kiwi music, singing our 2017 winning song, "Cape Reinga" by Anouk van Dijk of Onewhero Area School.

Go to www.hooklineandsingalong.com to register your event, access our free teaching resources to teach "Cape Reinga," and be eligible to win a
$100 voucher from our friends at MusicWorks plus other great spot prizes for participating!

The Jazz Gala

Organisation: The Wellington Jazz Orchestra

Where: The Aurora Centre, Christchurch

When: Tuesday 6 June at 8pm

Regions: Canterbury

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Multi-Arts

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Celia Stewart(celia@xtra.co.nz)

Not long now until this fantastic Gala Concert here in Christchurch. On Tuesday 6 June at 8pm, the Rodger Fox Big Band will be on stage in the Aurora Centre with American jazz legends Dave Weckl (drums), Tony Lindsay (vocals), Adam Schroeder (saxophone) and Alex Sipiagin (trumpet). And for all the drummers out there there is also a drum workshop with Dave Weckl at 5.30 in the same venue. Tickets to both events can be purchased here. http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=JAZZGALA17

Black Grace - Pacific Dance Project

Organisation: Foundation North

Where: Black Grace dance studio, 14f Akepiro Street, Mount Eden, Auckland

When: Monday 17th July 2017 - Saturday 22nd July 2017

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Dance

Type of Event: Workshop

Contact: Black Grace(James@blackgrace.co.nz )

Black Grace, with the support of Foundation North, is excited to provide an opportunity for secondary school students and young people (aged 14-19), from low decile South and West Auckland schools, to attend a FREE weeklong dance intensive during the school holidays.

When Monday 17th July 2017 - Saturday 22nd July 2017
Where Black Grace dance studio, 14f Akepiro Street, Mount Eden, Auckland
Transport can be provided on request.

Students must be available the entire week and will be taught by senior Black Grace artistic staff as well as receiving tutoring from special guest artists. The students will also have the opportunity to dance and work alongside Black Grace dancers for the entire duration, culminating in a special studio performance for friends and family.

Nominate a student or young person who demonstrates potential and talent in the field of dance within your community by emailing James@blackgrace.co.nz with a detailed explanation of why you think this individual would benefit from this experience. Please include their name, age, school, and brief background information. Please also include your contact details. You may send in more than one nomination.

Nominations for these additional spaces have to be received by Monday the 19th June to be considered.

Pathway to New Zealand School of Dance

Organisation: New Zealand School of Dance

When: June & July 2017

Regions: Auckland, Nelson, Wellington

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Dance

Type of Event: Workshop

Contact: New Zealand School of Dance(rsvp@nzschoolofdance.ac.nz)

Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, Dunedin (Wellington is booked out)

A series of informal talks for those interested in the pathway to full-time study at the New Zealand School of Dance.

NZSD director Garry Trinder will provide insights from the School's perspective and answer questions on:
• What to expect from our full-time dance training
• The programmes at NZSD
• How to apply and what it takes to get in

For more information and dates: http://nzschoolofdance.ac.nz/events/pathway

Sunday 18 June, 1pm
ANZ Viaduct Event Centre
Room: Rangitoto 3

Thursday 13 July, 12.30pm
or Thursday 13 July, 6.15pm
New Zealand School of Dance
(during Winter School)

Saturday 22 July, 1pm
Trailways Hotel, Trafalgar Street
Maitai Room

Sunday 23 July, 1pm
Scenic Hotel, Princess Street

INSIGHT Studio Performance

Organisation: New Zealand School of Dance

Where: New Zealand School of Dance 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington

When: 5 & 6 July 2017, 6pm

Regions: Wellington

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Dance

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: New Zealand School of Dance(dance@nzschoolofdance.ac.nz)

REHEARSAL: Tuesday 4 July – 1.15pm (all dance teachers invited to attend and small groups of students)

NZSD students present an hour of short works, in the studio where they train, providing an intimate first-hand experience of the School and its dancers.

These performances offer a taster of classical and contemporary dance works, and an opportunity to see repertoire the students have been learning.

Entry is by koha/donation and no booking is required

For further information on all our events: www.nzschoolofdance.ac.nz/events

Auckland Live - Pick and Mix

Organisation: Auckland Live

When: 24 & 25 JUNE 2017 10.30AM

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Music

Type of Event: Performance, Workshop

Contact: Auckland Live(online@aucklandlive.co.nz)

An upcoming involvement in the Pick and Mix line up in Auckland this weekend.

In association with Auckland Live the New Zealand Opera schools tour team will be taking the stage once more with our delightful rendition of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale.

Each day, over the weekend, there will be a FREE performance of the opera followed by a workshop were children and parents/family alike can have a go at being an opera singer themselves.

Saturday 24th June – Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall – 10.30am
Sunday 25th June – Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna – 10.30am

Kokako's Song

Organisation: Birdlife Productions

Where: We will come to your school

When: 6th to 10th Nov 2017

Regions: Wellington

Target Audience: Primary

Discipline: Drama

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Bridget Sanders(creativebridget@clear.net.nz)

Available for 1 week only! Our magical children’s puppet show, ’Kokako’s Song’, is coming to the Wellington region this November (6th - 10th) and we would love to share it with you and your children.
‘Kokako’s Song’ is suitable for ages 3 to 8 and incorporates beautifully handcrafted life-sized puppets and original live music.
‘Kokako’s Song’ was nominated for ‘Best Theatre’ and ‘Best Design’ awards at this years Dunedin Fringe. As well as being comical, it is a transformative story about the importance of connecting with Nature and following your heart. Our story line and presentation touch on a variety of curriculum-based topics ranging from Art, Craft and Music, as well as the Native New Zealand environment and Te Reo. Also, the children are encouraged to learn and join in with a simple waiata with hand-actions.
With the help of funding grants our charge for schools is $2 per child (min $180 per show). It is 45 minutes long and requires a performance space of 4m x 4m with children sitting on the floor in front. Feel free to get back to us for more info.

Adelaide Conference - Panpapanpalya 2018

Organisation: University of South Australia

When: 8 - 13 July 2018

Regions: International

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Dance

Type of Event: Seminar

Contact: Julie Orchard(info@jointdancecongress2018.com)

Panpapanpalya 2018 will be one of the world’s largest gatherings of dancers, dance educators, and artists of all ages, generating new thoughts and ideas for dance learning and teaching in the 21st century. Panpapanpalya 2018 will be centered on four interwoven themes: dance, gathering, generations, learning.

Panpapanpalya is the 2nd joint congress of daCi (dance and the Child international) and WDA (World Dance Alliance) Global Education and Training Network.

Panpapanpalya is being held in Adelaide so not too difficult for you (and your students to attend). It would be great to have a big contingent of teachers and students from Aotearoa.

Although the programme for the conference has not yet been published each day might begin with a choice of activities related to specific dance genres or skills such as yoga, contemporary dance, floor work or improvisation. There will also be chances to meet with students from other countries to work together on creating a dance. Each day there are likely to be several opportunities to do workshops specifically for 8 – 13 year olds and 14 – 18 year olds that might be on dance skills, ideas or genres. Examples of workshop titles from the previous conference included Walking in Another’s Shoes, Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Dance and Play Fight - Contact Improvisation. And in the evening, there are usually chances for school and other groups to perform dances they have rehearsed in NZ and to watch others perform. For more programme details go here http://www.jointdancecongress2018.com/index.php/program/

Here are some websites that will give you more information.

A Cappella Extravaganza

Organisation: Christchurch City Chorus

Where: Aurora Centre, Burnside High School, Cnr Greers Rd & Memorial Ave, Christchurch

When: Saturday 16th September 3pm and 7:30pm

Regions: Canterbury

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Music

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Daphne Brass(dabrass@actrix.co.nz)

The Christchurch City Chorus is proud to bring world champions The Westminster Chorus, and LoveNotes, international champion quartet to Christchurch. Come and hear the thrill of live a cappella singing.

Make some noise! MENZA Conference 2017

Organisation: Teachers' Refresher Course Committee & Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa

Where: Holy Cross School, Miramar, Wellington

When: 9th Oct to 11th Oct 2017

Regions: Wellington

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Music

Type of Event: Seminar, Workshop

Contact: TRCC Wellington Office(info@trcc.org.nz)

This Conference is for all Music Educators (teachers and itinerant teachers of music) from early childhood, primary and secondary sectors to:

focus on pedagogy in music education, latest ideas and best practice;
hear innovative ideas and solutions around developing musical literacy;
hear/share with other practitioners methods around leading ensembles;
focus on culturally responsive practice and inclusive practice in music;
explore how to integrate digital technology into classroom practice;
learn how to 'fight the good fight': how to be an advocate for music in your context

The conference programme will also include the following and more...

For Early Childhood educators:
musical play
waiata for ECE
making and playing instruments
music and stories
Orff in ECE
music and movement
digital tools for music in ECE

For Primary educators:
building classroom practice
developing musical literacy e.g. Orff, Kodaly
taonga pūoro
pasifika songs for the Primary classroom
integrating digital technology in your music programme
music and the environment
musical games

For Secondary educators:
song writing
directing ensembles
music technology
taonga pūoro
moderation and NCEA
managing a music department
junior programmes
HOD as mentor
how to make your music programme inclusive of students with disabilities

For Itinerant Teachers of Music:
inquiry based learning
professional learning groups
digital portfolio exemplars
cultural competencies for ITMs
instrumental music pedagogies
teaching groups
motivating students

Conference fee includes: Conference and catering and accommodation for those staying onsite at the Brentwood Hotel. TRCC will provide shuttles to and from the Brentwood Hotel to Holy Cross School.

Travel subsidy is available as per the TRCC travel policy for the first 80 PAID registrations.

Conducting Clinic

Organisation: Association of Band and Orchestra Directors Aotearoa

Where: Wellington College, Brierley Theatre

When: 1.30-3pm, Thursday, 17 August 2017

Regions: Wellington

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Music

Type of Event: Workshop

Contact: Andrew Stopps(stoppsa@stream.school.nz)

On behalf of ABODA (Association of Band and Orchestra Directors Aotearoa) and as part of the WeBO Festival, I am delighted to present a conducting workshop presented by Prof. Rob McWilliams.

Where: Wellington College, Brierley Theatre
When: Thursday, August 17
Time: 1.30-3pm
Cost: FREE (provided to you by ABODA and the WeBO Festival)
Who: Any conductors from school or community concert/brass/school bands and orchestras (you don't have to be coming to WeBO- everyone welcome)
What: warm ups, intonation and tuning, conducting technique, rehearsal techniques and ideas and much more!

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/JiqLi0TcK33RKDWC2

About Prof. McWilliams
Prof. Rob McWilliams, an internationally accomplished musician, conductor, and educator, was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. A United States resident from 1991 to 2014, Prof. McWilliams holds a Ph. D. in Music/Music Education from the University of Minnesota, a Master’s degree in Instrumental Conducting from Florida State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Melbourne. From 1996 Dr. McWilliams served as Professor of Music and Director of Bands and Instrumental Music Education at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (USA) where he directed symphonic and jazz ensembles and taught courses in conducting, instrumental music education, and jazz. Prof. McWilliams also served as Head of the Music Department from 2011-2014. Prior to working in the USA.

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