Our Affiliate Organisations

Our Affiliate Organisations are IRMTNZ member organisations in the music industry or involved with music education who have an interest in supporting our aims and objectives. 

ANZCA is a non-profit examining body of the performing arts. ANZCA aims to provide music teachers and students with an examination system which is both accessible and innovative, combining the security of a proven format with an exciting range of repertoire. (Jazz syllabus being released in 2017.)

PO Box 70
Victoria Australia 3088

NZ address:
4 Rihi Place
Taupo 3330
Tel 07 378 4068

Key Persons
Barry Archibald – Chair of Board of Directors
Tony Betros – General Manager
Maureen Grive – Vice Chair

Jenny Brown – NZ Board member

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Music has a unique ability to influence and inspire people. It connects us as human beings. At Chamber Music New Zealand, we’re absolutely committed to creating opportunities for New Zealanders from all walks of life to experience the transformative nature of music. CMNZ prides itself on bringing outstanding international and national artists to concert halls across New Zealand.

Level 1, Zephyr House, 82 Willis Street, Te Aro Wellington 6011

PO Box 11540
Manners Street
Wellington 6142

Tel 04 384 6133

Key Persons
Catherine Gibson – Chief Executive
Will Gaisford – Marketing Manager
Aja Lethaby – Marketing Executive



Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa (MENZA’s) core role is for the benefits of Early Childhood Education, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Teachers with an interest in music education. It is also the national professional organisation and therefore open to all with an interest in music education. MENZA encourages regional partners and related professional organisations to contribute to the professional development of music educators.

PO Box 36314
Auckland 0748

Tel 021 678 109

Key Persons
Jeni Little – Chairperson
Mathew Stenbo – Deputy Chair
Chris Moore – Secretary
Pauline Logger – Administrator


The New Zealand Choral Federation’s central purpose is to promote the performance, creation and enjoyment of choral music. The Federation represents the interests of over 21,000 members from 230 chamber & community choirs, over 280 school choirs and 400 individual memberships. Among these are many top-level choral performers.

PO Box 188
Wellington 6140

Tel: 04 213 8883

Key Person
Christine Argyle – Chief Executive


The NZSO is the national symphony orchestra. Our vision is to provide musical experiences that inspire all New Zealanders.

NZSO Level 8
Alcatel Lucent House
13-27 Manners Street
Wellington 6011

Tel 04 801 2038

Key Persons
Christopher Blake – Chief Executive
Simon Brew – Education Manager


St Cecilia Examinations is a division of the St Cecilia School of Music and has been providing music examinations and tuition in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe for over 40 years. St Cecilia’s aim is to offer musicians a fair and honest assessment of their ability through an exciting and innovative examination process.

273 York Place
City Rise         
Dunedin 9016

Tel 0800 151 661

Key Persons
Matthews S Tyson – Founder/Director
Elizabeth Bouman – NZ Contact



The School of Music, University of Canterbury provides degree level training and education in music for aspiring and emerging musicians and postgraduate education for upskilling and further research.

School of Music
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140

Tel 03 364 2987 xtn 4876

Key Persons
Associate Professor (Dr) Glenda Keam – Head of School
Susan Gilmour – Administrator
Amy Bowie – Community Engagement Coordinator


SOUNZ champions the music of Aotearoa New Zealand by collecting and curating resources, connecting them with audiences and collaborating with partners towards shared goals.

PO Box 27347
Te Aro
Wellington 6011

Tel 04 801 8602

Key Persons
Diana Marsh – Executive Director
Sanna Lounasto – Communications Manager




Trinity College London provides a wide range of music assessments for students at all levels across classical and rock genres. Trinity’s qualifications are internationally recognised and accredited by a number of education authorities.

1/5 Baring Terrace
New Plymouth 4312

Tel 06 758 2205

Key Person
Catherine Martin, NZ National Representative

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ABRSM, the international examinations board, has suspended their IRMTNZ Affiliate Organisation membership due to the Covid-19 crisis. We wish them well and hope to welcome them back in the not too distant future.