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Distinguished Members

We value our members’ contribution to the IRMTNZ and have various membership categories that reflect the professional status and contribution made by these members.  

Life Members

The criteria for consideration as a Life Member is extensive and exceptional service to the IRMTNZ and the music teaching profession. Life Members are elected by a majority of three-fourths of members present at the AGM.

We currently have one Life Member  Wallace Woodley QSO, of Christchurch, who has spent many years sharing his valuable knowledge and expertise and making a major contribution to the music teaching profession:

Sadly, our other life member Ian le Clerc Harvey, MNZM who lived in Orewa passed away in April. 

Honorary Fellow (HonFIRMT)

This is a new category approved by members at the AGM in January 2017. Any persons teaching advanced musical performance at a tertiary institution may be invited by Council to become an Honorary Fellow.

Honorary Fellows must be available to contribute to Continuous Professional Development activities for music teachers through the IRMTNZ. 

We currently have one Honorary Fellow:

Gillian Ansell MNZM – read Gillian’s Biography here.

Honorary Members

Persons who are not members, but whose interest in and support of the IRMTNZ merits it, can be nominated either by branches or other registered members, to become Honorary Members. These nominations need to be approved by Council.

Our current Honorary Members are:

Fellows (FIRMT)

These members have been nominated by their branches for criteria including:

Our newest Fellows, awarded at the AGM 2018, are:
Sarah Watson, Auckland
Andrew Buchanan-Smart, Waikato

Distinguished Branch Members (DBM)

These members have been nominated by their branches for criteria including

Our newest DBMs, awarded at the AGM 2018, are:
Marise McNeill, Manawatu
Margaret Carryer, Bay of Plenty
Denise Hull, Bay of Plenty
Christy Yau, Christchurch

 

Leading Associate Members (LAIRMT)

This is a new category approved by members at the AGM in January 2017. This category offers the opportunity for our Associate members to step up to a position of higher professional status. Leading Associate Membership (LAIRMT) is awarded for a period of three years based on specific criteria.
Criteria for consideration include:

In order to retain LAIRMT status for a further three years, the member needs to show they have acquired the necessary continuous professional development points