We hold regular events at both national and branch level, which both members and non-members can attend. 

Conference 2018: “Pathways to Performance”

Come to Hamilton!

18 – 21 January 2018, Waikato University

The Waikato Branch has assembled a diverse range of professionals to present the various pathways to performance. For the first time, our teaching colleagues from NEWZATS and MENZA have been invited to attend. Conference will include a concert by one of New Zealand’s leading chamber musicians as well as entertainment from music theatre exponents. There will also be an opportunity to visit the world-famous Hamilton City Gardens. Members gain 20 CPD points for attending the Conference.

See Waikato 2018 Conference Flyer for more information or contact Nicola Vincent at

Student Performers Groups

North Shore – St Aidan’s Church 97 Onewa Road, Northcote.   Saturday, 28 October, 2pm   Enquires: Louise Cutten  

Selwyn – St Luke’s Church, Remuera Road  4 November.  Enquiries: Sharon Martin 

Eastern – Old Star of the Sea, 29 Granger Road, Howick   4 November   Enquiries: Lynda McDonald 

Mediant – St Cuthbert’s College Performing Arts Centre, Room 203  Market Road, Epsom  12 November.  Enquiries: Geoffrey Hinds

Southern – 4pm 11 November Old Central School, Wood St, Papakura  Enquiries: Gina Sanders/Fleur Chee

Hibiscus Coast – Saturday, 11 November Orewa Baptist Church  Enquiries: Louise Lamb  

We would like to start a group for music teachers who can meet a few times each year on an informal basis to share ideas about teaching practice. Experienced teachers are welcome to share their skills with less experienced ones. 
First meeting: Thursday 5 October 10am at Alison Littler’s place, 78 Hudson Street, Riverlea. Morning tea provided.
Please RSVP to Alison at so we have an idea of numbers.

Personal Development Workshop

Saturday 28 October with Pauline Alexander NZMEB
More details to follow

Waikato Branch Christmas Luncheon

Friday 15 Decemeber, more details to follow

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.
Contact Christine for details.

For all inquiries about events at this branch please contact Rae Earnshaw at

For all inquiries about events at this branch please contact Claire Mason at


Young Musician of the Year Award

28 October 6pm
4th Wall Theatre, Baring Terrace, New Plymouth
This is our gala event of the year and with 9 contestants, promises to be an entertaining and enjoyable evening.
See details on poster

For all inquiries about events at this branch please contact Camille Nelson at

Practice Venue 

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 or phoning Michelle on 527 2163.

Michael Houstoun – Bach Preludes and Fugues
28th and 29th October at 2pm Great Hall, Arts Centre, Christchurch
IRMT members – special rate of $25 per concert
Adults – $30 per concert
Students/Concessions – $20 per concert

We are very excited to announce that our major Term 4 event will be two performances by our patron Michael Houstoun​. Michael will perform both books of the Bach Preludes and Fugues in two recitals on the afternoons of Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October. This will be the only South Island performance of the Preludes and Fugues by Michael and one not to be missed!
For more information, and to buy tickets, please see link.

Jazz Recital
Sunday 12th November at 2pm
Chisnallwood Intermediate School Performing Arts Block

The feature of this event is the unique opportunity for your students to perform their jazz(y) pieces with live backing. It is open to students of all ages – from beginner to advanced and is particularly worthwhile in helping students to grasp the jazz ‘feel’ in their rhythm. There is also a short workshop component taken by Judith Bell where all students are able to be
actively involved in learning more about jazz style.
Please book early for this event as it is one of our most well attended events each year.

Admission is $5 per person or a family rate of $10.
Any questions, please contact Katherine Jones,
Click on this link to register by Thursday 9th November.

Mature Student Soiree
Sunday 26th November at 7pm
8 Argo Place, Casebrook
Performers are welcome from any level, beginner to more advanced, and any instrument. Solos from any instrument, as well as duets and small ensembles are all welcome. Please
bring a plate. Email your students details to Janey Seed, , or call Janey on 351 7959.

Christmas lunch
December 3rd at 12 noon
Dux Dine, 28 Riccarton Road
booking and prepayment essential ($19 for lunch, one course only).
Book your place using the link: IRMT CHRISTMAS LUNCH with your payment by November 30th or call Janey on 351 7949.

Saturday 28 October 2017 at 6pm
Mornington Methodist Church, corner Galloway and Whitby Streets, Dunedin 
Open to secondary school students Grade 6 and above
Prizes: 1st $500; 2nd $300; 3rd $200 as tuition fees
Adjudicator: Professor Terence Dennis ONZM

Otago Branch High Achievers’ Concert

Sunday 19 November 2017 at 3pm 
Mornington Methodist Church, corner Galloway and Whitby Streets, Dunedin 

Otago Branch Christmas Function

Sunday 3 December 2017 at 12 for 12:30pm
Arana College
Cost: $30 each

The Dunedin Musical Society

Remaining dates: Sunday 29 October.
Venue: Mornington Methodist Church, corner Galloway and Whitby Streets, Dunedin.
Charge: $2 for adults, children free.
Senior programme 2.30pm and Juniors 4pm.

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