The New Zealand Music Commission Schools Programme
Since 2001, The NZ Music Commission Schools Programme has connected New Zealand's top musical artists with emerging young talent in schools all over the country, with funding from the Ministry of Education.
More than 100 artists have shared their expertise in songwriting, instrumental and vocal technique, recording technology, and music industry insight.
The Schools Programme supports teachers with their NCEA goals and engages students' interest in popular music to raise achievement both inside and outside the classroom.
The New Zealand Music Commission Bands Programme
Funded by the Ministry of Education, The NZ Music Commission Bands Programme provides professional musician mentors to finalists in New Zealand's nationwide showcase of secondary school talent - Smokefreerockquest and Smokefree Pacifica Beats.
Artists like Chris Mac of Six60, Ruby Frost, and Julia Deans, and previous winners like Doprah and Anna Coddington work intensively with bands and solo artists to bring them to their full potential, give valuable music industry insight, and create unforgettable experience of making music with NZ's top musicians.
To learn more about how your students can enter Smokefreerockquest and Smokefree Pacifica Beats, visit their websites:
www.smokefreerockquest.co.nz | www.smokefreepacificabeats.nz
Hook, Line and Sing-a-long
Hook, Line and Sing-a-long is a songwriting contest and nationwide singing event that is undoubtedly the highlight of New Zealand Music Month. Hook Line and Sing-a-long has been supporting singing in New Zealand schools – and creating Kiwi school classics – since 2010.
Students WRITE an original song and submit their entry to our judging panel, with the grand prize of a trip to Auckland to record at the legendary Roundhead Studios with a professional music mentor and $500 to spend at MusicWorks.
To TEACH the winning song, use our free online resources, including teaching webinars, backing tracks, and sheet music. SING and SHARE the song in your school and community by planning a Hook, Line and Sing-a-long event on the last day of Music Month, May 31st!
Hook, Line and Sing-a-long is sponsored by the good folks at MENZA, MusicWorks and us - The NZ Music Commission!
MENZA (Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa) provides music professional development, support, and advocacy for teachers of all grade levels – through teaching resources, workshops, and conferences. There are so many benefits to becoming a member – why not join today?
MusicWorks is New Zealand’s largest musical instrument retail group, with over 30 stores nationwide from Whangarei to Invercargill. You can also shop online!