Listed here are events of national significance relevant to New Zealand teachers of singing.
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The McCormick Opera Award 2019
Presented by Auckland Opera Studio and Perpetual Guardian
29th, 30th Aug & 2nd September
Entries open 3rd June 2019
Featuring guest judges Mr Andrew Dalton (Sydney) and Ms Patricia Price (Perth).
Promise and Potential prize: $2,000
All finalists that are not prize winners will receive $200
For further information, including application forms and conditions of entry, visit: aucklandoperastudio.co.nz/the-mccormick
Wanganui Competitions Society July 2019 Vocal Festival
Tuesday 09 July 2019 to Friday 12 July 2019
Wanganui Girls' College, 21 Jones Street, Wanganui
Entries close Sunday, 2 June 2019 11:59 PM
For further information Go to https://enter.redfridgedoor.com/c/wcsjuly2019vocal
An offer from our Patron
Check your emails for this special offer from our Patron
Today! NEWZATS MEMBER’S DISCOUNT.
Invitation to NEWZATS MEMBERS to the first public performance in The Auckland Opera Studio’s new venue, THE ANSONIA ROOM (Level 2, 24 St Benedicts Street, Newton). Parking on street and next door.
To celebrate the inauguration of The Ansonia Room at The Auckland Opera Studio we are presenting Amitai and Isabella in an intimate early Sunday evening Soiree
Come and enjoy this programme of Opera to Musical Theatre and view this lovely new space with its grand piano, suitable for a variety of events.
Young People Today - Concert by Clevedon Valley Music Foundation Trust
The final concert in The Clevedon Valley Music Foundation Trust’s very successful Sunday Serenades at St Andrews will be held on Sun Oct 7th at the St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Clevedon at 1.45 pm, followed by light refreshments. Well known for its wonderful outreach programmes, the Church is a superb venue to celebrate the talent of some extraordinary young musicians in our midst.
The Clevedon Valley Music Foundation Trust* has been established by local residents to provide local and national New Zealand artists with the opportunity to perform and to share their talents. The trustees of CVMFT intend to develop and expand to be able to support a variety of artistic projects with an emphasis on emerging talent.
Performing artists in NZ and especially South Auckland, are always in need of quality venues with receptive audiences and they need promotion. Young performers find it hard to draw an audience for a one-off occasion. With the anticipated growth of Clevedon and surrounding areas, the demand for quality entertainment close by is increasing. Our local residents are seeking accessible music near home. The older generation and busy families struggle to find the extra time and cost for travelling to city venues. This series can serve both those groups by giving them a receptive, appreciative audience, and giving the audience a gift of music, which creates a moment of stillness and renewal in their schedules.
All performers on the programme are school students in the Auckland area with majority from South and East Auckland. The programme includes: Daniel Xian aged 10 from Papakura (piano), Harrison Chau aged 18 (harp), Martin Moattar aged 13 (soprano), Sophia Liu aged 7 (piano), Crissy Sanders aged 16 (clarinet), Esther Philip aged 17 (piano), Ethan Chiao 11 (violoncello), Tiari Kaka aged 14 (piano), Oliver Vannoort aged 15 (baritone)
Items include songs from The Wizard of Oz and Les Misérables, music by Mozart, JS Bach, Martini and Mike Cornick, Beethoven, Debussy and the beautiful Dona Nobis Pacem.
We hope that you can come and support these remarkable young performers, all of whom are certain to become exceptional members of our remarkable community. Entrance/exit donation, and there is a delicious afternoon tea at the conclusion of the concert. All welcome! Proceeds to various charitable music project, with a focus on supporting young musicians to attend workshops and courses.
Contact Gina 2928047 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in Music,Gina Sanders
*Registered charity: CC55562
Notice of AGM - 9.00am, 10 July 2018, School of Music, The University of Auckland
Conference 2018: The Voice - The Journey
Monday 9 - Wednesday 11 July
David Jones and Nick Hollamby
Barbara Nicholls Memorial Presentation
Three social events:
Meet and Greet: Sunday 8th July, 6pm
Delegates are invited to arrive on Sunday and enjoy the hopsitality of NEWZATS and Francis Wilson at Auckland Opera Studio.
At 7pm, we will go next door for a casual dinner at Gina's Italian Kitchen (own expense, partners welcome).
30th Anniversary toast: Monday 9th July, 5.30pm
A birthday celebration with a complimentary champagne and cake, sponsored by St Cecilia.
Conference Dinner: Tuesday 10th July, 7.00pm
La Cigale French Bistro, Parnell. Tickets $80. Includes complimentary drink and canapes on arrival, entree platter at the table, main and dessert, and fantastic entertainment.
NZCF Association of Choral Directors - Primary Gestures Workshop
For leaders of children’s choirs - beginner to experienced
New Plymouth - Saturday 12 May
Palmerston North - Saturday 26 May
Hamilton - Saturday 16 June
Wellington - Saturday 30 June
9.00am – 4.00pm
Do you have questions? Do you lead or want to start a choir at your school? What makes a good children’s song? How can I get great singing tone? What keys and chords suit young voices best? What should I do with my hands?
Primary Gestures, offered nationwide by the New Zealand Choral Federation, is a one-day workshop for people involved with or wanting to be involved with children’s singing and choirs. This year’s workshop presenter, Megan Flint is a dynamic, experienced and effective practitioner with a supportive, clear teaching style. This workshop would also be a great kick start if you intended to participate in The Kids Sing primary schools singing festival, to be held on November 15 & 16 at St Marks School.
- be inspired and assisted to better understand children’s voices.
- learn how to choose songs that suit the voice ranges of children.
- be shown effective gestures that help children sing with good tone, tuning and confidence.
- meet others wanting to help children develop the craft and art of singing.
ACD members: $70 NZCF members: $80 Non-Members: $100
This fee includes refreshments: morning and afternoon tea and lunch.
For all enquiries, please contact Cathryn Wyllie (Operations Manager) at email@example.com, tel 021 977 905 or 09 292 9442.
Lexus Entries Close 26 March
ENTRIES FOR THE LEXUS SONGQUEST close Monday 26 March 2018.
The Lexus Song Quest has launched the world famous opera careers of many talented New Zealanders. And the stakes have never been higher, with $90,000 in prizes now up for grabs for the winner. So, be it on stage or in the audience, we hope to see you soon at the exciting 2018 Grand Final Gala on Saturday 28 July.
Timothy Wayne-Wright: Vocal Ensembles Masterclass
DATE: Monday 26 March, 7pm
VENUE: Music Theatre, School of Music, 6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central
The King's Singers countertenor, Timothy Wayne-Wright will be visiting the School of Music to present this very special vocal ensembles masterclass.
Taking time off from performing with the internationally acclaimed British a capella group, Timothy will share his experience and expertise with selected vocal ensembles, together with a Q&A session. This is an exclusive opportunity to see the distinguished singer in action as he puts the evening's participants through their paces, coaching the art of ensemble singing. Promising to be a very popular event, early bookings are essential!
Auckland Opera Studio February Concerts
Francis Wilson's Auckland Opera Studio will present two concerts in February, featuring The Shades, a quartet of beautiful Tongan and Samoan voices.
Mainly Mozart - Friday 16 February, 7pm, St Mary's-in-Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell
Picnic in the Park - Saturday 24 February, 5.30pm, 144 Jones Road, Omaha
Musical Theatre Masterclass with Helen Medlyn
Sunday 15 October, 2.00-5.00pm
"Helen Medlyn is a girl who’s hard to define. She’s a self-described Jill Of All Trades, having been a jazz chanteuse, a dancer, an actress, a musical theatre performer, a narrator, a comedienne, a classical concert singer, a voice-over artiste, an opera diva and a cabaret entertainer...sometimes, all in the same performance."
AND SHE CAN TEACH! So come and watch her in action working with 6 Musical Theatre singers. She will focus on acting and presentation using her unique performance enhancing techniques.
This event is a professional development opportunity for any voice teacher, student or member of the public. It will be held in the Samuel Marsden Collegiate Cultural Centre.
NEWZATS Members: $20
Non-NEWZATS members: $30
To book please:
Call: Annabelle Cheetham - 021 885466
Email: Ruth Armishaw - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sound French in French Song with Jenny Wollerman
Wellington members: This Sunday
SOUNDING FRENCH IN FRENCH SONG
with French specialist and NZSM tutor Jenny Wollerman.
September 10th, 3.00pm
81 Glen Rd Kelburn
Free for members, $10 for non-members.
While in masterclass format, the aim is to support teachers in their teaching of French songs.
Siobhan Stagg (soprano) Masterclass
APO Inspire Programme
Monday 31 July, 1-3pm.
University of Auckland School of Music Theatre.
RSVP to confirm your place.
For more information, please contact email@example.com
Jane Keller Wellington Concert 28 July
28 July, 2017, 6.30 - 8.00pm
St Andrew's On The Terrace, Wellington
Tickets: $30 Waged, $20 Unwaged
Newzats member Jane Keller will delight with hilarious highlights from her 4 one woman cabaret shows, expertly accompanied by Michael Nicholas Williams on Piano.
"Jane Keller is a terrific performer with comic timing to die for".
NEWZATS AGM 2017
Meeting Hubs will be available in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton and Dunedin (see details). Anyone wishing to join the call from outside these areas, or for apologies, please contact Erica.
Erica Sim - Vice President
cell: 027 4837048
Regional Meeting Hubs
Auckland - Hosted by Clare Martin
49b Flaxdale Street, off Birkdale Road, Birkdale, Auckland 0626
0211 525 320
09 550 8975.
Hamilton - Hosted by Kath Woodley
253A Day St, Hamilton
Wellington - Hosted by Marilyn Reynolds
167 Darlington Road, Mirimar, Wellington
021 208 4237
Dunedin - Hosted by Elizabeth Bouman
Bouman Studios 273 York Place, Dunedin
NZ Singing School June Masterclasses
The New Zealand Singing School:Te Wānanga Toi Waiata is pleased to announce that in partnership with the University of Otago Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts, two vocal masterclasses will be held on Thursday 15 June, 7pm at the Havelock North Function Centre, Hawkes Bay.
The University of Otago’s William Evans Associate Professor in Voice, Judy Bellingham and Professional Practice Fellow in Performance Voice, Arlie McCormick, will each lead a masterclass, which will be run concurrently.
- $30 participants (20 to 30-minute session each)
- $10 observers
- Participants must provide their own accompanist or backing music.
- Places are strictly limited to six participants per class.
- Register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Registrations close at 12pm, Monday 5th June.
JSRB Bel Canto Award and E Connell Prize Entries now open.
Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award
and Elizabeth Connell Prize
Attention all New Zealand Teachers and Singers
Auditions in Auckland 14 July, 2017
Application forms on the website: www.jsrbfoundation.com
Entries Close 31 March 2017
World’s best to teach at New Zealand Opera School
See the full details: Tutor Announcement NZ Opera School 2017.pdf
Choral Scholarships - Christchurch Cathedral
Christchurch’s (New Zealand) ‘Cardboard’ Transitional Cathedral is offering scholarships for Altos, Tenors & Basses. Sight-reading ability and choral experience essential. For further details and an audition, please contact John Linker, the Cathedral Director of Music
+ 64 3 366.0046
New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir Auditions
Join the 19 month programme, February 2017 - August 2018.
Sing, learn, perform and represent New Zealand overseas alongside students from all over the country.
Auditions open to everyone who will be at secondary school in 2017.
ABRSM Teacher Support Workshop
Session 1: Assessing musical performance
Session 2: Inspiring musical learning
For more information or to RSVP email email@example.com
Lexus Song Quest - semi finalists announced
For full details, visit http://songquest.co.nz/
NEWZATS conference 2016!
Colla Voce Ensemble Vocal Scholarship Entries now open
Applications for the 2016 Lexus Song Quest open 1st February
Once entries open, enter online at songquest.co.nz
NZ Opera's General Director Stuart Maunder: Crossover for NZ Opera from The Magic Flute to Sweeney Todd
Estill 2016 Voice Training Workshop
NZ Short Opera Composition Contets
The Opera Factory Trust is pleased to advise you of their compositional contest for a short chamber opera. Entries close on Monday 18th January 2016
Young Musicians Programme 2015 programme
New Zealand School of Music has just announced an amazing new line up of pre-tertiary activities which will be included in our Young Musicians Programme in 2015. Read about some exciting new changes.
ANZCA Christoper Norton workshops In Auckland, Tauranga and Dunedin
If you haven’t experienced a Christopher Norton workshop here’s a fantastic opportunity! Don’t miss out! Christopher is seriously motivated when it comes to Modern Styles. You’ll gain invaluable insight into Popular Piano styles.
NZ Opera Chorus Auditions 2016
EXCEL School of Performing Arts youth concert - 'Thinking Out Loud' Tour
The all new EXCEL School of Performing Arts concert with a variety of the latest music, original choreographed hip hop, contemporary and jazz dance along with short dramas that will have you laughing and thinking at the same time. Visit www.excel.ac.nz/thinking-out-loud
Burns Song Contest, 23 May 2015
The Scottish Society of New Zealand is running the Burns Song Contest on 23 May 2015, 9am, in the Scottish Society Hall, Christchurch
7th International Competition "Giovani Musicisti - Città di Treviso"
New Zealand Singing School 2015
International Cabaret Contest 2015
Tickets from $30. For more info and bookings see iTicket
The Friends Of Music - Vocal Scholarship 2014
The Voice Lab workshops
Presenters include Peter Chum, Ravil Atlas, Luke Di Somma and Vanessa Jerome.
University of Auckland Voice Secondary School Academy Day
If you are interested in a future career as a soloist, a choral singer, a choral conductor or a singing teacher this is the education pathway for you. Participate in master classes with our expert singing teachers.
Apply online at creative.auckland.ac.nz/academy
Janice Webb's SING - The Reunion Concert
The country’s greatest voices come together to perform Opera, Musical Theatre and popular repertoire, in honour of singing mentor Janice Webb.
Book at Ticketmaster
WAAPA International Art Song Festival
The Festival aims to promote and enhance the training and performance of art song in Australia to the highest standards of excellence through a series of Master Classes given by internationally renowned Master Teachers.
NEWZATS presents 'Scaling New Heights'
Head of Vocal Performance,
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
See conference page for full details
10th Barcelona Festival of Song
Created in 2005 for the purpose of promoting the Latin American & Spanish Vocal Repertoire,the centerpiece of the Barcelona Festival of Song® is a Summer Course for singers, pianists & musicologists focused on the History & Interpretation of the Latin American & Spanish Vocal Repertoire in Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese & Catalan.
Nelson Symphony Solo spotlight applications
For more information see
Australian Concert & Vocal Competition
Sections for All Ages
Open ( Instrumental) /Open ( Vocal)/Vocal/ Piano & Instrumental
Entries close Wed June 4 2014
Dame Kiri in Recital
2015 Auditions for Operatunity
When: Saturday 10th May 2014
Music Theatre, 50s Style, Gilbert and Sullivan, ABBA, piano accordion
The Dame Malvina Major Foundation Sir Howard Morrison Vocal Scholarship
More info: See http://www.damemalvinamajorfoundation.org/scholarships-aria-prizes or email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: (04) 384 9745
Administered by The Dame Malvina Major Foundation, the scholarship is awarded annually to a New Zealand performer of exceptional potential aged between 16 and 32 years of age. Dame Malvina provides private tuition to the recipient. Travel and accommodation costs may be included. Applications must be received by 30 April.
Saturday 6 April 2014, 7pm
Stuttgart Liederhalle, Germany
Featuring NEWZATS member Gina Sanders
Auditions for Benjamin Britten's Noye's Fludde (Noah's Flood)
When/Where (Wellington): Saturday 8 March 2014, 5.00pm at Te Rauparaha Stadium, Porirua
and Saturday 15 March 2014, 5.00pm at the Chinese Cultural Centre, Berhampore
Applications are now open for the 2014 Lexus Song Quest
When: Applications close 14 March 2014
Sing Aotearoa 13
When: Labour Weekend, 25-28 October 2013
Where: The Energy Events Centre, Rotorua
The highlight of this year's choral calendar is nearly here.. Sing Aotearoa 13 (SA13) takes place in just a few weeks' time in Rotorua. but it's not too late to join in the fun. The programme of concerts, massed singing, seminars and workshops. You can also register there using the quick and simple online registration form. If you have any questions at all, contact Thérèse (SA13 Co-ordinator) at email@example.com or the firstname.lastname@example.org
CPIT NASDA auditions
NEWZATS AGM 2013
International Congress of Voice Teachers 2013
9th Barcelona Festival of Song
Created in 2005 for the purpose of promoting the Latin American & Spanish Vocal Repertoire,the centerpiece of the Barcelona Festival of Song® is a Summer Course for singers, pianists & musicologists focused on the History & Interpretation of the Latin American & Spanish Vocal Repertoire in Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese & Catalan. The Festival also presents public concerts with well known singers, pianists and guitarists and the participants in the course.
Operatunity Auditions for 2014 Concerts
Music Theatre, Opera, Classical and 50’s style singers, instrumentalists, accompanists/pianists and brass players