May 3, 2018
Ian le Clerc Harvey MNZM, one of our Life Members, passed away on 30th April 2018. Ian was President of the Federation of Societies of Registered Music Teachers from May 1975. With Ray Harris (Registrar) he was instrumental in overseeing its transition into the Institute of Registered Music Teachers in 1982, under the Music Teachers Act 1981. He was then President of the Institute until January 1986. Ian was primarily responsible for leading the way into new chapters of Institute history, especially the inauguration of the Institute Diploma and the start of the Teacher Training Courses. Ian was awarded the MNZM (Member of New Zealand Order of Merit) at the Queen’s Birthday Honours 1997 for his services to music. Ian was still very interested in IRMTNZ affairs and wrote encouraging emails to Council. We have lost a very special member.