IGNITE! – Programme




The Judith Clark Memorial Day

Monday 15 April – Naumi Hotel, 223 Cuba St

All sessions at the Naumi Hotel take place on level 1 in the conference room.
Registrations and teas will be on level 1 in the breakout foyer.
Lunch and dinner will be in the Lola Rouge restaurant on the ground floor.

Naumi Hotel Floor Plan

8.30am       Arrivals and registrations, refreshments available

9.00am       Mihi whakatau, welcome, waiata: Greg Crayford, Wellington Branch Committee                                                         Dr Patrick Shepherd, Council, Julie Sperring  

9.30am       Morning tea, late registrations

10.00am     Introductory ‘Tweets’

10.15am     Introduction to the Kōrero – Julie Sperring

10.40am     Ensemble discussions 1

11.40am     Report back from each group

11.50am     Summary of morning’s discussions – Julie Sperring

12.00           Lunch

1.00pm       Strategic Plan progress report – Julie Sperring

1.15pm        Ensemble discussions 2

2.05pm        Report back from each group

2.15pm        Summary/ What Now? – Julie Sperring

2.30pm        Afternoon Tea

3.00pm        Revitalise with rhythmic warm-ups – Associate Professor Graham McPhail

3.15pm        Update on IRMTNZ Diploma and Q&A session – Andrew Buchanan-Smart

3.40pm        Comms with Coco – Cathy Martin

4.15pm        Moving Forward, with Thanks – Rev. Rona Halsell

4.45pm        Free Time

5.00pm        Pre-dinner social time, with music by the Ben Hunt Trio

6.30pm        Conference Dinner – entertainment by The Kugels                                  (NB Please bring your Name tag as it is your dinner entry)


Tuesday 16 April – Queen Margaret College

QMC Site Plan


Bus leaves Naumi Hotel, Cuba St side for Queen Margaret College (QMC). Please gather at 8.05am outside the Cuba St exit  for a prompt 8.15 departure. Sessions at QMC are in the Music Suite – to the right, inside the pedestrian gate.

There is some onsite parking at QMC 


Registrations for Day 2  in the QMC Music Suite


Welcome and Notices


‘Beyond Kia Ora: How to Apply Māori Principles to your Teaching Practice’ – Ben Lau


Morning Tea


Fuelling the Fire: simultaneous Masterclasses: Piano with Katherine Austin, Violin with Martin Riseley,  Clarinet and Saxophone with Debbie Rawson.

Masterclass Programme 



1.15pm Fanning the Embers:  simultaneous presentations I

‘Beyond the Lesson: From Practise to Practice – Self-regulated Learning for the Music Studio’ –  Associate Professor Graham McPhail

  ‘Beyond the Familiar: Discovering the Delights of NZ Repertoire (lower – middle grades)’ – Dr Rachel Thomson (piano) with Alex Vaatstra (violin)


Short Break


Stoking the Sparks: simultaneous presentations II 


‘Beyond the Notes: Exploring Historically Informed Performance Practice (higher grades)’ – Dr Samantha Owens

‘Beyond Performance Anxiety: Mental and Musical Preparation for Performing’ – Kinga Krupa


Afternoon Tea


Carrying the Torch:  Summing up our Ignite discussions from Day 1, Julie Sperring


Feeding the Flame: Short recital,  Dr Jian Liu (piano) and Shannon Pittaway (bass trombone)

Recital Programme
Adagio and Allegro – Schumann (transcribed by Morales)
Sonata for Bass Trombone and Piano – Schnyder

4.45pm Closing Speeches and end of Ignite conference.

*Ignite Programme – printable version (A5 booklet) 

*Please note that while we don’t anticipate significant changes to this programme it may be subject to amendment  at any stage.

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