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

You can also find details of events held by our colleagues in music education here.

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.

Dr Katie Zukhov of the University of Queensland will provide the keynote speech. Dame Malvina Major will provide the opening address.

See the Conference Website 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  

Waikato Branch Christmas Luncheon

Friday 15 December 11:30 am Scots Church, Vardon Road, Hamilton
$25 per person to be paid online or at the door. RSVP to Christine by 8th December.

Waikato Branch Piano

 IRMT Waikato owns the piano at the Chartwell Co-operating Church. It is available for use by members for a nominal amount. Contact Christine for details.

A support 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.
Second meeting: Thursday 16 November 10am at 32 Bernard Street, Chedworth. 

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

Manawatu Branch Events

Save the Date
Sunday 4 March 2018  Elements of Technique – with Richard Mapp. See attached flyer for details

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.

 

Otago Branch Christmas Function

Sunday 3 December 2017 at 12 for 12:30pm
Arana College, 110 Clyde Street, North Dunedin
Cost: $35 each, payable in cash/cheque only on the day