Our Affiliate Organisations

We are grateful to our Affiliate Organisations for their friendship and support.

This category of membership is by invitation of the Council of the Institute. Please contact the Registrar for more information.

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini – my strength is not that of an individual but that of many


              ABRSM is the examination board of the Royal Schools of Music and is the leading authority on musical assessment. ABRSM is committed to supporting high quality music-making, learning and development throughout the world, and to producing the best possible resources for music teachers and students.

PO Box 81
Silverdale 0944

T 09 480 1200
F 09 480 1201

Carla Johnston – North Island Representative
Lois Dalton – South Island Representative


  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:
Unit 318 Longlands
80B Burwood Road
Matamata 3400

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

Denise Dore – NZ Representative


Founded in 2004, the versatile Wellington-based Aroha String Quartet is known for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovation. The Aroha Quartet is committed to presenting string quartet works from western classical and avant-garde repertoire to traditional Chinese folk music, as well as works for larger forces through collaboration with numerous high-profile musicians. 

c/- 45 Furlong Crescent
Churton Park
Wellington 6037

Haihong Liu – violin (key contact)
Konstanze Artmann – violin
Zhongxian Jin – viola
Robert Ibell – cello



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

T 04 384 6133

Rosemary Campbell – Chief Executive
Michelle Walsh – Manager Marketing & Development
Valerie Paquin – Marketing & Communications Coordinator




The Hill Family Foundation for Arts and Music is a registered NZ charity. Its primary purposes are to promote and advance the education of young New Zealand musicians; recognize and reward excellence in the performance of their instruments; promote opportunities for the performance of local composition; and to encourage New Zealanders’ appreciation of music generally. 

157 Crummer Road,
Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021,

Sofia Onishko


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.

c/- 1288 Upper Ohauiti Road
Tauranga 3173

Ben Lau – Chairperson
Katrina Daniela – Deputy Chair
Jeni Little – Secretary
Pauline Logger – Administrator


Christchurch Civic Music Council Incorporated (CCMC) aims to secure by co-operation with civic and other authorities and organisations, the fullest measure of public recognition and support of all forms of musical activity and to encourage the active interest and participation of the community in all forms of music making. 

P O Box 7633
Christchurch 8240

T 03 339 8885

Michael O’Regan – President
Carmel Brown – Secretary
Cynthia King – Treasurer



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

T 04 213 8883

Christine Argyle – Chief Executive


The New Zealand International Musicians and Artists Association is a charitable organization that aims to promote the advancement and development of the world’s music and art. Our goal is to support New Zealand culture through world cultural and artistic exchanges, building bridges and channels for musicians and artists. 

953C New North Road
Mount Albert
Auckland 1025

T 09 929 3623

Able Zhu – President
Lynn Herman – Secretary




The mission of the NZ Music Examinations Board is to develop and deliver to music students at all levels a balanced, comprehensive, professional New Zealand based curriculum and assessment programme that will develop musical performance as a lifetime skill.

PO Box 7019
Tauranga 3148

T 0800 388 748

Colette Alefounder
National Administration Manager

Anna Wilson – Accounts



The New Zealand Music Trust is a charitable organisation that seeks to develop and support new opportunities for New Zealand musicians and composers, to promote international collaboration between New Zealand musicians and musicians in other countries and to foster a wider awareness and appreciation of New Zealand music internationally.

PO Box 28042
Wellington 6012

Freya Wang – Director and Trustee


Piano Tuners and Technicians Guild of New Zealand aims for the betterment of education and standards in piano tuning, repairs and rebuilding, and manages the Australasian Registered Piano Technician qualification (ARPT) in New Zealand.

181 Frasers Road
Leeson 7682

T 021 968 608

Brad McClure (President)
Yuji Nakamura (Treasurer)
David Salmon (Secretary)


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

PO Box 6640
Wellington 6141

T 0800 479674

Peter Biggs CNZM – Chief Executive

Pascale Parenteau – Senior Manager: Education & Community Engagement



NZ Suzuki Institute

Suzuki music education combines instrumental teaching with a philosophy embracing the total development of the child. The triangle of parent, teacher, and child creates a community of learning and sharing, nurturing happy and successful future world citizens through music

PO 633
Wellington 6140

May Lee – Administrator

W NZ Suzuki Institute 

Orchestras Central professionally manages four orchestras: Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra; Rusty Player Orchestra; Youth Orchestra Waikato; and the OCT Ensemble. We support over 300 musicians and deliver more than 30 events each year in the Waikato region. Our mission is to provide orchestral experiences that are accessible throughout the Waikato. 

PO Box 159
Waikato Mail Centre
Hamilton 3240

T 022 192 4945 

Catherine Gibson, Chief Executive
Catherine Polglase, Artistic Manager
Julie Hardaker, Orchestras Central Trust Board Chair



ORFF New Zealand Aotearoa (ONZA) promotes the Orff Approach: a way of teaching music that explores the relationship between music, movement and speech. It approaches musical learning in active ways that are responsive to the interests, contexts and abilities of students. We provide professional development opportunities for teachers and musical events for children.

PO Box 24 432
Royal Oak
Auckland 1345

T 021 594 268 (Hayley)

Hayley Hunter – President
Philippa Drake – Administrator/Treasurer
Lindsay Mason – Vice President
Jo Charman – Primary Workshops
Shirley Harvey – ECE Workshops
Millie Locke – Levels Courses


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

T 0800 151 661

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

T 03 364 2987 x 4876

Francis Yapp – Associate Head of Creative Arts & Humanities – Music
Emmy Nicol – Administrator


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

T 04 801 8602

Diana Marsh – Executive Director
Leone Venter – Marketing Manager




The Taranaki Classical Guitar Summer School’s mission is to further classical guitar in New Zealand by fostering a classical guitar culture; connecting local and international guitarists; providing professional development for music educators; providing economic benefits to the Taranaki region by encouraging new visitation and extended stays

89 Messenger Terrace
Taranaki 4314

T 06 7257 4000


John Couch – Artistic Director
Dominique Blatti – Coordinator
Wendy Dimond – Administrator

E dominique.blatti@




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.

PO Box 45 122
Te Atatu Peninsula
Auckland 0651

T 09 834 4801

Annemarie Gasparini
NZ National Coordinator

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