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Melody Writer. ABRSM has an online tool in addition to SpeedShifter. Melody Writer is an online tool for writing and improving melodies using standard music notation. Anyone can use it, but it is specifically designed to help you with the melody writing question in an ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory exam.
SOUNZ   Explore the NZ String Repertoire

SOUNZ now provides curated lists of repertoire ideas to give you a quick and easy way to start browsing their collection for works to perform, study or listen to.

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Auckland Auckland Branch

March Medley Seminar
Sunday 26th March 1pm - 5:30pm
St Cuthbert's College Performing Arts Centre, 122 Market Road, Epsom
See brochure for details:

You can also register online via: https://goo.gl/forms/S8m11A6Spn0nf0aI3


SAVE THE DATE - May 20-21 Celebrate Bach with pianist Michael Houstoun
Saturday 20th May (from 6:15pm) and Sunday 21st May (from 10am)
Music Theatre at the School of Music, Auckland University.

More information and tickets are available at iTicket.


North Shore Student Performers Group
St Aidan's Church 97 Onewa Road, Northcote.
Saturday, 8 April, 2pm
Saturday, 10 June, Festival concert, 11am-3pm
Saturday, 28 October, 2pm
Enquires: Louise Cutten
Ph. 4735980 louise@mumstudio.co.nz

Selwyn Student Performers Group
St Luke's Church, Remuera Road
1 April, 20 May, 17 June, 26 August, 4 November.
Enquiries: Sharon Martin Ph: 528 3878
Email: gsmartin@clear.net.nz

Eastern Student Performers Group
Old Star of the Sea, 29 Granger Road, Howick
8 April, 10 June, 5 August, 16 September, 4 November
Enquiries: Lynda McDonald
Phone: 950 1986
Email: lyndamcd@clear.net.nz

Mediant Student Performers Group
St Cuthbert's College Performing Arts Centre, Room 203
Market Road, Epsom
3 pm -19 March, 11 June, 10 September, 12 November.
Enquiries: Geoffrey Hinds 630 3267
Email: geowill4@gmail.com

Southern Student Performers Group
4pm - 1 April, 1 July, 12 August, 11 November
Old Central School, Wood St, Papakura
Enquiries: Gina Sanders/Fleur Chee gina.sanders@xtra.co.nz or fchee@orconet.nz

Hibiscus Coast Student Performers Group 2017
Saturday, 27 May Orewa Baptist Church
Saturday, 19 August Orewa Arts & Events Centre
Saturday, 11 November Orewa Baptist Church
Enquiries: Louise Lamb (09) 427-5212 louiselamb@live.com

Waikato Branch Events

Come and Join us for Morning Tea!
Friday 24th February 10am at 26 Bernard Street, Chedworth
Meet representatives from Music Examining Boards
Hear the latest on changes to our organisation, Conference news and friendly chat

Waikato Branch Scholarships August 26th 2017
PIANO AND INSTRUMENTAL:
JUNIOR: Grade 3 and under
INTERMEDIATE: Grades 4 and 5
SENIOR: Grades 6 and above
We are excited to announce that the SINGING SCHOLARSHIP will be run as a class in the Hamilton Competitions Society

Waikato Branch Piano
A reminder to all teachers that IRMT Waikato owns the piano in St Andrew's Church, River Road, Hamilton. It is available for use by members for a nominal amount.


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Bay of Plenty Branch Events

Pot Luck Lunch
Saturday, 25 March at 12 noon at 41 Oceania Sands Way, Papamoa.
Denise Hull has kindly offered her home for an 'open to all music teachers' get together to kick off the new teaching year. Please join your fellow music teachers, and invite any non-members to join us. See you there, rain or shine, with a small plate filled with your best lunch recipe and your best conversation to share.

Music club - Friday, 5 May 2017 at 10am
Margaret Carryer's home, 29 Pamela Place, Otumoetai.
The topic is "How to teach sight reading"

All grades cushion concert
Sunday, 14 May, at Penelope Ashton's home, The Lakes.
This will be a relaxed, give-it-a-go concert for new or diffident players to give them some non-threatening performance experience - an excellent opportunity to encourage these students.
Time to be advised.

AGM - Friday, 26 May
Time and venue to be advised.

High Achievers & All Grades concert
Saturday, 10 June at Village on 17th Hall.

Scholarship
Saturday, 16 September at Village on 17th Hall.

Rotorua & Taupo Branch

For all inquiries about events at this branch please contact Claire Mason at masonbee@clear.net.nz
 
Adult Performers Dates 2016
Wednesday Evenings commencing at 7:30pm at St Chad's Communication Centre: 9/3, 13/4, 11/5, 8/6, 10/8, 14/9, 12/10 & 9/11. We welcome any newcomers and remind you that the minimum age is 15 years, the door entry is $3 per person whether performer or audience. We ask that items presented are of a reasonable performance standard and no longer than 8 minutes. We are asked not to enter the premises before 7.15pm.

Please email details of Performer, Instrument, Title of items, Composer (and if applicable Accompanist) to Claire Mason by the Sunday afternoon prior to each event.
 
Taupo Cushion Concerts
  • Sunday 22 May at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, starting at 2 pm. Participants may perform one solo item each, and in addition perform in duets, trios, group items and original compositions. Entries should be sent to Vivienne Sands by Friday 13 May. Admission: $3 per family.
  • Sunday18 September also at St. Andrew's, starting at 2 pm. Admission: $3 per family.
 
Nell Trail Scholarship
Open to students of IRMTNZ Teachers only. We offer two scholarships - Juniors (Grades 1 - 3) and Intermediate (Grades 4 -5).
 
New Zealand Composer Class
Open to students of IRMTNZ Teachers only. This will be run in three sections with prizes at each level: Preliminary to Grade 3, Grades 4 - 6 and Grade 7 - Diploma.
 
Student & Teacher Piano Duet Class
Open to students of all teachers invited to participate. This is a non-competitive class. A report will be written on the student’s performance only. Non-Competitive Performance Assessment - Pupils of branch members and non-registered teachers, invited to participate, may perform two items (maximum) assessed by a professional adjudicator with a written report.
 
New Plymouth Taranaki Branch Events

Student Concerts
All concerts at St Andrew's on Liardet, Liardet Street, New Plymouth. Entry by donation

Young Musician of the Year Award 29 October 7:30pm at St Andrew's on Liardet, New Plymouth. See details on poster.
Wellington Branch Events

Expressions, Upper Hutt - a unique practice venue! Have students preparing for the higher grades, or diploma levels? Need to have a run-through before the big day? Students will now be able to practice on the Steinway Grand Piano at the Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt. Times must be booked in advance by emailing info@expressions.org.nz or phoning Michelle on 527 2163

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Christchurch Branch Events

What If? Preparing for the Unexpected!
Saturday May 6th 2:30pm - 5pm Rangi Ruru Music Department.
See attached for details and to register.

Christchurch Branch AGM
Sunday May 21st at 2:30pm, Rangi Ruru Girls School

Mature Students Recital
June - date to be confirmed

Students Recital
Saturday 1st July, 4pm Rangi Ruru School

Christchurch Instrumental Competitions
Friday 7th July - Tue 11th July The Christchurch competitions will this year be held at the Merivale Theatre, Rangi Ruru School. If you would like any further information about the upcoming Festival please do not hesitate to call or email the Convenor, Mrs Virginia Rennie.
Cell: 0272 485 400 or vandmrennie@icloud.com.

Otago Branch Events

Otago Branch Social Gathering
3rd March 6pm - Pot luck tea followed by Mary McIntyre's "My 100-day Odyssey" Mornington Methodist Church, corner of Galloway and Whitby Streets, Dunedin.
Please bring a plate of food to share.

J.S. Bach Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard
Presented by Sydney Manowitz, violin, and Donald Cullington, piano
3pm, Sunday March 12th and 19th Hanover Hall, 65 Hanover St, Dunedin
Entry free, koha appreciated.

Otago Branch 35th annual AGM
3pm Saturday 13th May (date to be confirmed)
Mornington Methodist Church, corner of Galloway and Whitby Streets, Dunedin

*ADVANCE NOTICE*
Seminar and Workshop
In conjunction with IRMT Southland Branch, IRMT Otago Branch presents "Establishing the foundations for successful playing" presented by piano pedagogue Rae de Lisle
Saturday July 29th
A day not to be missed! Mark in your diaries now.

The Dunedin Musical Society
Dates for this year are: Sundays 26 March, 21 May, 25 June, 20 August, 17 September, 29 October.
Venue: Mornington Methodist church, corner of Galloway and Whitby Streets, Dunedin.
Charge: $2 for adults, children free.
Senior programme 2.30pm. Teenagers 3.45pm. Juniors 4pm.

Adult Performers Afternoons
Sunday 9 April, Saturday 24 June, Sunday 10 September
Concerts are held at 4pm, at the home of Margaret Whitworth, 9 East Avenue, St Clair. Ph: 4558512

Junior Proms
3pm, Sunday June 11th

NZSO Concerts
Thursday, March 2nd
Wednesday April 5th
Thursday September 21st
Wednesday November 1st

Chamber Music NZ Concerts
Wednesday March 22nd
Friday May 12th
Saturday June 10th
Tuesday July 11th
Tuesday September 5th
Saturday October 7th

DSO Concerts
Saturday April 1st
Saturday April 29th/Sunday April 30th
Saturday May 27th
Saturday July 8th/Sunday July 9th
Saturday August 12th
Saturday September 30th
Saturday November 4th


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