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The IRMTNZ Council consists of 10 democratically elected members representing five geographical districts across Aotearoa (two members per district). The President and Vice-President are elected from within the Council ranks.

Additionally, in accordance with the Music Teachers Act 1981, a Government Nominee is appointed. The Government Nominee is required to serve on the Registration Board.  

Our Registrar manages our membership administration and finances, and four additional roles are currently filled by incumbent Council members:

For efficient and effective governance Council members work together in sub-committees and special working groups.

Our Registration Board consists of one member representing each of five districts and our Government Nominee.

Four sub-committees manage Communications, Finance, Teacher Training & Education, and National Professional Development.  

Our Ethics Committee consists of our President, Government Nominee, Registrar and one other councillor.

Council meets twice yearly – via video-conference mid-year and in person each January.

Council is committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi. 

Council members are required to record their carbon footprint when carrying out council work. These are then included in an overall calculation to ensure that Council remains carbon neutral.

President Vice President Government Nominee
Wendy Hunt

Katherine Jones

Wendy Hunt
MEd, LTCL, Dip Tchg, LAIRMTNZ, FIRMTNZ
513 Whitehead Road
Hastings 4120 (District 2)

Tel: 027 447 7410
Email:


Katherine Jones

Cert Exec Mus, LTCL, LAIRMTNZ, FIRMTNZ
19 Langley Place
Belfast Christchurch 8051 (District 4)

Tel: 027 711 8307
Email:


Dr Graeme Downes

BMus (Hons) First Class, University of Otago, PhD University of Otago
60 Matene Street
Otaki 5512

Tel: 021 254 8270
Email:

District 1 District 1

Annemarie Gasparini
AMusTCL, ATCL Perf Voice, LTCL Perf Voice, AIRMTNZ

6 Cellarmans Street, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland 0610
 Tel: (09) 834 4801

Dr Graham McPhail
BMus (Hons), DipTchg, MMus
49B Wainui Avenue
Pt Chevalier
Auckland 1022

District 2 District 2
Wendy Hunt

Wendy Hunt (President)

Details above

Andrew Buchanan-Smart

Andrew Buchanan-Smart
MA, MMus, FTCL, MBA, MMS, FIRMTNZ

77 Rosebanks Drive
Tamahere RD3
Hamilton 3282
Tel: 027 658 4013

District 3 District 3

Cathy Martin (Communications Coordinator)
BMus Hons, FTCL, LRSM, LAIRMTNZ
1 / 5 Baring Terrace, Strandon
New Plymouth 4312
Tel: 0274 877 740

Robert Ibell
BEd Hons, Dip Tchg, AIRMTNZ
101 Constable Street
Newtown
Wellington 6021
Tel: 022 694 0880
 

District 4 District 4

Katherine Jones

Katherine Jones (Vice President)

Details above

Margaret MawMargaret Maw LTCL, TTC, FIRMTNZ
11 Orchard Place
RD 1
Kaiapoi
Tel (03) 327 76
 6404

District 5 District 5

Rebecca Ryan
BA, BMus (Hons), LTCL, ARAM, DipGrad Perf, Dip RAM
40 Main Street
Weston
Oamaru 9401
Tel: 021 0233 6654

 

Kinga Krupa
BMus Hons Piano Perf and Teaching, AIRMTNZ
22B Toni’s Terrace
Lower Shotover
Queenstown 9304
Tel: 021 0843 7037

 

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