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Acoustic Routes

Acoustic Routes is the trade name of the Wellington Folk Centre Incorporated of New Zealand. Acoustic Routes is a club for people who enjoy performing and listening to a wide range of music with the emphasis on acoustic styles.

Activate Music Academy

Activate Music Academy is a forward thinking education company with a growing collection of online resources used by schools and individuals throughout New Zealand. In addition to providing excellent online content, Activate Music Academy offers contemporary music tuition in a range of instruments throughout the Dunedin and Christchurch regions.

Amplifier

Amplifier.co.nz is the home of New Zealand music. The site provides information about NZ music and New Zealand music news. You can listen to kiwi musicians watch NZ music videos and purchase CDs and legal MP3 music downloads by kiwi artists. Amplifier is the longest running legal music download site in New Zealand.

ANZARME

The Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education (ANZARME) was established at the Annual General Meeting in 2007 of its precursor the Australian Association for Research in Music Education (AARME). In turn AARME was established at the Annual General Meeting held in Newcastle in August 1995 of its precursor the Assocation of Music Education Lecturers (AMEL). The Association of Music Education Lecturers was established in 1977.

Arc Cafe

Arc Cafe Dunedin began in June 1997 and is owned and operated by the Arc Cafe Trust. The Cafe aims to enrich the lives of the public by providing a non-commercial media production house cafe and venue that supports and advances new cultures music and arts. The Cafe has live music free internet access and vegetarian food. The site provides a copy of the current and previous gig guides images and sound clips.

Archive of Maori and Pacific Music

The Archive of Maori and Pacific Music University of Auckland houses the world’s largest ethnographic sound collection relating to the Pacific. Established in 1970 to promote research into the music of the indigenous people of New Zealand the Maori and those of the people of the Pacific Islands its holdings today include material from most tribal groups of New Zealand and most Pacific Islands areas and both commercial and field recordings of vocal and instrumental music.

Arts Education Network

ARTSblog is an American blog site based on the assertion that learning and participation in music dance theatre and the visual arts are vital to the development of children and our communities.

Arts Foundation of New Zealand

The Arts Foundation of New Zealand is a national private trust that supports all art forms through identifying and rewarding artistic excellence via impeccable processes. The Foundation enables New Zealanders to act collectively as patrons with the satisfaction of knowing that they are contributing to major award programmes and future projects in perpetuity.

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music is the world's leading provider of graded music exams and assessments. The Associated Board has over 100 years of experience and expertise in the field of music education and benefits from links with four leading UK conservatoires: Royal Academy of Music; Royal College of Music; Royal Northern College of Music; Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Auckland Chamber Orchestra

The Auckland Chamber Orchestra collaborates with other arts disciplines to produce cutting edge arts events.

Auckland Choral Society

Auckland's own choir. Promoting the performance of choral and orchestral works to a professional standard for the enjoyment and education of singers musicians and audience. All choristers are auditioned coached and voice matched to achieve the best sound possible.

Auckland Live

The Auckland Live offers a range of arts presentations for the public of Auckland. It provides accessible motivating and engaging activities for students.

Auckland Philharmonia

The website of the Auckland Philharmonia includes an education page offering information about opportunities for school and community groups school music teaching support programmes concerts for students and resources for teachers.

Auckland Symphony Orchestra

The Auckland Symphony Orchestra is Auckland's most popular orchestra. The Auckland Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1975 and has given opportunities for musicians who have chosen a career outside music to continue and enjoy playing symphonic music. This full symphony orchestra of over eighty players draws its players from all parts of Auckland and from all walks of life and includes a number of professional musicians as well as the talented amateurs many from other professions who play without payment purely for the pleasure of making good music together.

Audio Foundation

Taking an interest in sound can mean dealing with music in radical ways or exploring the sonic nature of our everyday environment from machines to weather. The Audio Foundation founded in April 2004 is a Charitable Trust for the support of innovative and experimental audio culture in NZ. The presentation of this includes performances CD releases radio transmissions field recordings installations site-specific public work and work in conjunction with new media.

Australian Society for Music Education

The Australian Society for Music Education aims to encourage and advance music education at all levels as an integral part of education and community life. This site provides information about publications conferences projects and research in the field of music education.

Brass Bands Association of New Zealand

The objects of the Association are: to maintain and develop a movement that seeks to: Unite its members through performance of music and fellowship; improve the quality of public brass performances; encourage greater public acceptance of music performed by its members; and to establish and/or promote: i. The coaching and training of bands conductors and players. ii. Band contests and solo and party competitions. iii. Appropriate publications and periodical journals. iv. Bands to represent New Zealand in New Zealand and overseas.

Chamber Music New Zealand

Chamber Music New Zealand is this country's largest presenter of top quality chamber music concerts throughout New Zealand. Chamber Music NZ's activities are divided into three strands: the Celebrity Season which showcases top international artists; the Associate Societies' programme which focuses on New Zealand performers; and the New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest which fosters the musical stars of the future.

CHART and Creative Northland

CHART (Culture Heritage Arts Resource Trust) has been set up to enable the community of Whangarei to develop and progress long term visions to support and build capacity to the sector. Creative Northland aims to enable the development and sustainability of the Northland creative industries arts sector.

Christchurch School of Music

This large historic Music School provides high quality tuition and group performance opportunities to students of all ages. There is a wide range of orchestras bands choirs and ensembles. All students take part in group performances.

Christchurch Schools' Music Festival

The Christchurch Schools' Music Festival is a great resource for primary teachers. The festival has operated in Christchurch for over 65 years catering for up to 4000 students each season. The website contains a photo gallery of past festivals and all the information that teachers students and parents could possibly want to know about the festival.

Christchurch Symphony

Christchurchmusic.org.nz

Christchurchmusic.org.nz is the home of contemporary popular music in Christchurch New Zealand. The city's main industry web portal updates daily gigs music industry news events and opportunities daily and is managed by CHART - Christchurch's music industry representative body.

Composers' Association of New Zealand

The Composers' Association of New Zealand (CANZ) is the association for all amateur and professional composers in New Zealand. CANZ provides opportunities to composers through the Nelson Composers Workshop the Asian Composers League and the International Society for Contemporary Music. CANZ also lobbies on behalf of its members to improve the situation for composers in New Zealand. CANZ contributes financially towards special projects and awards two prizes anually. CANZ also produces two publications: Canzonetta a bi-monthly newsletter and Canzona a retrospective yearbook.

CWSMTA

The CWSMTA (Canterbury-Westland Secondary Music Teachers' Association) is a network of music educators in the Canterbury-Westland region of New Zealand with a focus on secondary education. Members include classroom teachers itinerant instrument teachers tertiary educators music advisers and music and arts co-ordinators. CWSMTA provides professional development a forum to discuss issues liaison with ITMs a support network regular newsletters email communications a political voice resource support contact with tertiary providers and social opportunities. Meetings are held twice a term usually on the fourth Wednesday of the month usually at a school in Christchurch.

Hawke's Bay Opera House

Hawke's Bay Opera House is a 987 seat theatre originally designed by Henry Eli White. It is now one of the top three natural acoustic theatres in New Zealand. The multi million dollar refurbishment by Shand Shelton was completed in 2006.

Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand

The Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand is a body that was constituted under the Music Teachers Act 1981. It is the professional organisation for private and studio music teachers.

International Society for Music Education

ISME is a worldwide service platform for music educators who want their profession to be taken seriously by educators in other disciplines by politicians and policy makers and by international organisations that promote culture education conservation and durable development of cultural heritage. ISME is affiliated to MENZA - Music Education NZ Aotearoa.

Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia - KMEIA

KMEIA is one of the largest and most active professional associations for music educators. Through supporting and resourcing Australian music teachers KMEIA upholds the highest standards of music education.

MENZA- Music Education NZ Aotearoa

MENZA is the music subject association for New Zealand. It serves the interests of music education in New Zealand for every person at every level.

MIC Toi Rerehiko

MIC - Media and Interdisciplinary Arts Centre Toi Rerehiko - promotes a dynamic and growing culture of interdisciplinary media-arts practice in Auckland and New Zealand supporting an environment of innovation in which fusion of art and technology is developed and nurtured. MIC exhibits a continuous programme of international and New Zealand artists working across contemporary film video digital media installation music and live performance.

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage provides advice to the New Zealand government on culture and heritage matters. It assists government in its provision and management of cultural resources for the benefit of all New Zealanders and undertakes a number of activities that support and promote the history and heritage of our country.

Music Council of Australia

The Music Council of Australia (MCA) provides information and organises research advocacy and projects to advance music and musical life in Australia and the world.

Music Therapy New Zealand

This site provides information on Music Therapy in New Zealand. Music therapy is the planned use of music to assist the healing and personal growth of people with identified emotional intellectual physical or social needs. You can register online to join this association and be updated on developments in this rapidly growing area of music education.

Music. Play for Life

Music. Play for Life is the Music Council of Australia's grassroots campaign. It serves as the people's movement for more music making in schools and in communities everywhere.

Musical Theatre NZ

The MTNZ website shows a calendar of events across the regions training courses and conferences links to key art organisations and booking agencies.

Muzic.net.nz

This site was launched in 2001 on a self-funded Internet connection and server. They supply Top 50 charts dating back to 2000 online with over 1700 artists in the database plus the largest online Gig Guide in New Zealand.

National Library of New Zealand

The National Library, apart from its vast collections of written material and images, also contains a gallery with an on-going exhibition schedule.

New Zealand Choral Federation

This website is run by the New Zealand Choral Federation-Auckland. Members of the NZCF are choirs and individuals. NZCF sends news has a virtual library of music for hire (free of copyright) helps singers contact member choirs to join and makes it easier for NZCF's members to talk to each other.

New Zealand Music Commission

The New Zealand Music Commission (NZMC) is one of the Government funded arts agencies and is committed to growing NZ music business both at home and overseas. Financially supported through the Ministry for Culture and Heritage the NZMC undertakes projects and partnerships that are strategically about getting New Zealand music out into the world and assisting music businesses in working better. Education programmes operated by the NZMIC include musicians mentoring in schools around NZ for free free publications to schools to support the study of NZ contemporary music.

New Zealand Opera

New Zealand Opera is the website of The NBR New Zealand Opera New Zealand's largest professional opera company presenting mainstage touring and semi-staged opera in NZ. Study Guides (under Education) are available on-line for use in secondary music and arts classes.

New Zealand String Quartet

This website gives information about the String Quartet's schedule upcoming events performance reviews. Reviews are most useful for students to read and reflect on their own performance by understanding the art of critiquing.

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

The NZSO has an extensive catalogue of CD recordings. As part of a commitment to promote and encourage music by New Zealand composers the NZSO records at least one CD of New Zealand music annually. It has a well organised and advertised education programme and support materials.

Orchestra Wellington

The orchestra presents public concerts at affordable prices educational and entertaining concerts to primary school children and provides orchestral services to arts organisations in the Wellington region.

Orff New Zealand Aotearoa

Orff New Zealand Aotearoa (ONZA) is a music education organisation. It provides support for music educators in schools (professional development workshops and levels courses) resources (library and marimba hire) events for children (marimba festival) and opportunities to network with other music educators.

Play it Strange

The Play It Strange Charitable Trust was established in November 2003 for the purpose of encouraging young New Zealanders to develop interests and skills in songwriting and musical performance. The site includes Songnet which supports young music writers information about the Play it Strange radio show and the national secondary school song-writing competition along with news and links.

RIANZ - The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand

RIANZ - The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand Inc. - is a non-profit organisation representing major and independent record producers distributors and recording artists throughout New Zealand. RIANZ works to protect the rights and promote the interests of creative people involved in the New Zealand recording industry.

Riverton Arts Centre

Riverton Arts Centre is an active gallery with approximately 11 exhibitions per year. These exhibitions feature mostly new contemporary works from mainly Southland & Otago artists. The arts centre also hosts music and theatre performers predominately from the Arts on Tour programme run workshops and other arts related classes. This arts centre is recommended as a provider of quality arts events in the Southland region.

Shapeshifter

The official website for Shapeshifter where you can listen to tracks by Shapeshifter find out about where they are playing or get the latest news on the band.

SOUNZ - The Centre for New Zealand Music

"Created in New Zealand heard around the world." SOUNZ the Centre for New Zealand Music is a music information centre promoting the music of New Zealand. SOUNZ has the largest and most accessible collection of New Zealand music in the world which is now online. SOUNZ provides a range of services projects and activities including music teaching resources such as the SOUNZwrite guides for NCEA and Ears Wide Open for upper primary and junior secondary.

Southland Museum & Art Gallery

Southland Museum & Art Gallery - Niho o te Taniwha - is the major cultural organization for the Southland region and serves a population of over 100000 people.

StarJam

StarJam’s purpose is to create events and environments where people with disabilities have the opportunity to express their musical gifts and artistic talents and for the general public to have the experience of being the recipients of those gifts and talents.

The Australian and New Zealand Association of Bellringers

ANZAB was formed in 1962 to promote the ancient art of Change Ringing (Campanology). ANZAB has more than 400 members ringing bells "full circle" using rope and wheel at over 50 towers throughout Australia and New Zealand. ANZAB publishes Ringing Towers magazine quarterly and holds an annual Festival of Ringing. Change ringing is a fascinating hobby which people of all ages can take up.

The Christchurch Symphony

The Christchurch Symphony has an Outreach Education programme for schools and the site has information on performances and programmes.

The Depot Artspace

The Depot Artspace is a community arts project based in Devonport. The Depot is open and inclusive and encourages engagement in all art forms - music, painting, sculpture, creative writing, performance and photography to name a few. To this end we offer a variety of facilities and services that support the creative community.

The New Zealand Trio

The New Zealand Trio are receiving critical acclaim and becoming an important ambassador for New Zealand and New Zealand music on the international stage. They promote New Zealand music and musicians - a motivation for upcoming young musicians.

The NZSO Education Programme

Visit this website for information about educational experiences the NZSO makes available to schools such as rehearsals composition workshops and concerts.

The Physics Room

The Physics Room exists to act as a catalyst for the development and promotion of ideas and debate through art. A central Physics Room aim is that parallel integrated activities be launched in their gallery publications website and other local public art projects giving the issues and ideas raised by the programme the widest possible dissemination and discussion.

The Song Room

The Song Room is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing music and arts programmes in Australian schools and communities. The Song Room provides a range of free programmes to schools and communities that otherwise would not have access to such opportunities.

Victorian Orff Schulwerk Association - VOSA

VOSA promotes learning music through singing saying dancing and playing through a holistic approach. It is one of the most active associations in the world and runs a full programme of courses conferences and an online resource centre.

Vodafone Events Centre

Vodafone Events Centre is a multi purpose events centre in Manukau City. It embraces and showcases excellence within culture art entertainment sport leisure and the business interests of the culturally diverse population of Manukau City. It is a living expression of Pacific arts and culture attracting national and international visitors.

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APRA

APRA is a not-for-profit organisation that collects royalties on behalf of its 44000+ members including over 5000 New Zealand members and by agreement for all the copyright owners around the world. In addition APRA manages the reproduction rights business of its sister collecting society AMCOS (Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners’ Society). AMCOS represents virtually all music publishers in Australia and New Zealand and through reciprocal arrangements the vast majority of the world’s composers writers and music publishers.

Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Aratoi shares the stories of the Wairarapa and showcases the best in New Zealand and international art. This award-winning institution presents a range of exhibitions collections public programmes and events that help to celebrate the unique natural cultural and artistic heritage of the Wairarapa.

Arc Cafe

Arc Cafe Dunedin began in June 1997 and is owned and operated by the Arc Cafe Trust. The Cafe aims to enrich the lives of the public by providing a non-commercial media production house cafe and venue that supports and advances new cultures music and arts. The Cafe has live music free internet access and vegetarian food. The site provides a copy of the current and previous gig guides images and sound clips.

Arts Access Aotearoa

Arts Access Aotearoa is a charitable trust whose objectives are to ensure that and people and communities of New Zealand have unhindered access to the arts and opportunities to create perform and develop their own arts.

Arts Canterbury

Arts Canterbury is committed to profiling art galleries and artists in Christchurch New Zealand and districts. It is an incorporated charitable organisation governed by an elected executive committee whose membership is currently made up of artists business and community representatives from Timaru Selwyn Hurunui Ashburton Banks Peninsula and Christchurch.

Arts Foundation of New Zealand

The Arts Foundation of New Zealand is a national private trust that supports all art forms through identifying and rewarding artistic excellence via impeccable processes. The Foundation enables New Zealanders to act collectively as patrons with the satisfaction of knowing that they are contributing to major award programmes and future projects in perpetuity.

Artspace

Artspace is an Auckland-based charitable trust whose mission is to challenge inspire and educate the makers and readers of contemporary culture by producing exhibiting and communicating contemporary art from a point of view unhindered by the expectation of success or fear of failure.

Auckland Chamber Orchestra

The Auckland Chamber Orchestra collaborates with other arts disciplines to produce cutting edge arts events.

Auckland Live

The Auckland Live offers a range of arts presentations for the public of Auckland. It provides accessible motivating and engaging activities for students.

CHART and Creative Northland

CHART (Culture Heritage Arts Resource Trust) has been set up to enable the community of Whangarei to develop and progress long term visions to support and build capacity to the sector. Creative Northland aims to enable the development and sustainability of the Northland creative industries arts sector.

Copyright Council of New Zealand

Find information about the laws and copyright in New Zealand.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons (CC) provides free tools that let authors scientists artists and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. You can use CC to change your copyright terms from "All Rights Reserved" to "Some Rights Reserved."

Creative New Zealand

The role of Creative New Zealand is to develop and promote the Arts for all New Zealanders. Their web site has information on the roles and work of Creative New Zealand and how to apply to them for funding. It also provides arts resources and news with features such as: information sheets on New Zealand artists and their work; information about advocacy and research into the Arts in NZ; information about Maori and Pasifika Arts; news of NZ artists working overseas.

International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies

The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is the first global network of national arts funding bodies. The mission is to create an international resource and meeting ground for all those whose public responsibility it is to support excellence and diversity in artistic endeavour.

McCahon House

Tutored visits are available for students at a reasonable cost. The educational content has been developed in conjunction with the NZ and NCEA school curriculum and Ministry of Education approved internal assessment support materials are available for teachers.

Millennium Public Art Gallery

The Millennium Public ART Gallery provides an accessible and informative forum for the arts in Marlborough with a strong commitment to quality and diversity to celebrate cultures in Aotearoa/New Zealand and Marlborough. Education programmes are available. Email: marlpublicart@xtra.co.nz

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage provides advice to the New Zealand government on culture and heritage matters. It assists government in its provision and management of cultural resources for the benefit of all New Zealanders and undertakes a number of activities that support and promote the history and heritage of our country.

National Library of New Zealand

The National Library, apart from its vast collections of written material and images, also contains a gallery with an on-going exhibition schedule.

New Zealand Arts on the Web

The arts have always played a significant role in New Zealand life and this collection provides comprehensive links to New Zealand arts web sites.

New Zealand Writers' Guild

NZWG – the New Zealand Writers' Guild - represents and supports New Zealand script writers. On this site you will find information news downloadable resources and much more.

North Shore City: Mairangi Arts Centre

The centre runs a large number of art classes. Top artists and tutors are employed to teach day and evening courses in the centre's well equipped studios. MAC also provides after school classes for children covering a wide range of art and craft subjects. The annual Education Programme is divided into four 8 week terms which coincide with the local school terms. Special children's holiday programmes are run during the school holiday breaks.

Pataka Porirua

Pataka is a museum of arts and culture: Te Marae O Te Umu Kai O Hau - The cultural heart of Porirua City. The museum is dedicated to celebrating our heritage and showcasing the very best in contemporary Maori Pacific Island and New Zealand art.

Puke Ariki

The essence of Puke Ariki is learning about who we are where we come from and where we are going. This quest for knowledge is so important that people throughout Taranaki and New Zealand have embraced the spirit of Puke Ariki and flown with it. The result is an inspiring two-wing complex that soars high in the heart of New Plymouth. Even the location is telling for Puke Ariki means Hill of Chiefs and was once the most important Maori site in Taranaki. Our knowledge centre is the first of its type in New Zealand and maybe the world.

Southland Museum & Art Gallery

Southland Museum & Art Gallery - Niho o te Taniwha - is the major cultural organization for the Southland region and serves a population of over 100000 people.

Te Hiringa i te Mahara - The Power of the Mind

Te Hiringa i te Mahara is a support service for Māori Secondary School teachers.

The Asia New Zealand Foundation

Through its activities in education business mediacultural research and policy studies Asia NZ aims to promote initiatives which deepen understanding and relationships between New Zealanders and the peoples of Asia. There site helps you find Asian artists and opportunities for students to engage in the many different Asian cultural opportunities.

The Big Idea

This site carries information on the New Zealand creative sector jobs commissions auditions and professional development opportunities. Professional awards and competitions and intern-ship opportunities are listed. A weekly creative sector magazine is provided with local and international content. There is a place for forums a marketplace and on-line opinion polls. A feature aspect is the profiling of individuals and organisations and their work. The Big Idea connects the NZ creative sector with the world. Services are currently entirely free to subscribers.

The Depot Artspace

The Depot Artspace is a community arts project based in Devonport. The Depot is open and inclusive and encourages engagement in all art forms - music, painting, sculpture, creative writing, performance and photography to name a few. To this end we offer a variety of facilities and services that support the creative community.

The New Zealand Steel Gallery

The Physics Room

The Physics Room exists to act as a catalyst for the development and promotion of ideas and debate through art. A central Physics Room aim is that parallel integrated activities be launched in their gallery publications website and other local public art projects giving the issues and ideas raised by the programme the widest possible dissemination and discussion.

The Song Room

The Song Room is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing music and arts programmes in Australian schools and communities. The Song Room provides a range of free programmes to schools and communities that otherwise would not have access to such opportunities.

UpStage

UpStage is a web-based venue for online performance; it is an open source server application that has been in development since 2003. Online audiences anywhere in the world participate in live performance events by going to a web page without having to download and install any additional software.

Woom

WOOM (founded 2006) exists in order to promote visionary art by new and emerging artists.

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