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. 

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

Tel 09 480 1200
Fax 09 480 1201

Key Persons
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

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

Denise Dore – NZ Representative

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
Gretchen La Roche – 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


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

Tel 03 339 8885

Key Persons
Margaret Austin – President
Michael O’Regan – Vice 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

Tel: 04 213 8883

Key Person
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

Tel: 09 929 3623

Key Persons
Able Zhu – President
Lynn Herman – Secretary


Website: NZIMAA – Home (

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

Tel 0800 388 748

Key Persons
Andrew Buchanan-Smart
National Administration Manager

Anna Wilson – Accounts

Website: NZMEB


New Zealand Music Trust 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

Key Persons
Freya Wang – Director and Trustee

Website: (under development)

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


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

Tel 021 594 268 (Hayley)

Key Persons
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

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
Francis Yapp – Associate Head of Creative Arts & Humanities – Music
Mikaela O’Neill – Creative Arts Outreach and Administrator
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

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.

PO Box 44 277
Lower Hutt 5040         
Tel 04 566 9361

Key Person
Annemarie Gasparini
NZ National Coordinator

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