Welcome to the website of the Composers Association of New Zealand. The Composers Association of New Zealand is the association for all amateur and professional composers in New Zealand. CANZ contributes financially towards special projects, and awards two prizes annually. CANZ also produces two publications: Canzonetta , a bi-monthly newsletter, and Canzona , a retrospective yearbook. CANZ is a non-profit organisation, registered with Charities Services , and welcomes donations from anyone who supports our aims and objectives. To help CANZ achieve its aims of supporting the professional development and opportunities of New Zealand composers, but also to create a sense of collegiality and community amongst the composers in New Zealand. While both organisations maintain close relationships and have an advocacy role to government, funders and the general public, here are the main differences:. The Centre aims to maximise access to, and increase the knowledge of and about, the music of New Zealand composers. Services include a database of composers and their works, a collection of 5, scores and recordings, and a website. Targeted projects such as readings of NZ music, awards, promotional CDs and publications are undertaken regularly.
Why should I join CANZ, and how much does it cost?
Become a supporter. Login Subscribe About us. It is a focus for information about NZ music with a library of over 3, scores and recordings and a database of more than 6, works - over are available as audio and video streaming free online at sounz. The collection is accessible through our website, which also has news, events, opportunities, links and online shopping. There is a retail outlet at the Centre, along with photocopying and binding facilities, library, meeting room and listening suite. The views and opinions expressed on this web site are those of the original author, and may not reflect the views of The Big Idea Charitable Trust.
What is CANZ? What will CANZ do for me?
We're a community hub for all things musical. Whether you want to learn an instrument, perform as part of a group or come to one of our concerts, there is something for all. With a history of delivering music education across the Nelson-Tasman region, NCMA offers an ever-growing range of classes and groups to meet the musical needs of students. Classes are run by professional teachers who are accredited to NCMA. NCMA's world-class facilities are available to hire. We offer a unique performance venue, rehearsal spaces and studios. Talk to us today about booking our facilities for your next concert, event or private function. We'll be happy to help. An internationally renowned community hub for all things musical in the Nelson-Tasman region. About NCMA.
The music of New Zealand has been influenced by blues , jazz , country , rock and roll and hip hop , with many of these genres given a unique New Zealand interpretation. In the nineteenth century, European settlers brought musical forms to New Zealand including brass bands and choral music , and musicians began touring New Zealand in the s. New Zealand has a national orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra , and many regional orchestras. A number of New Zealand composers have developed international reputations. Group singing was in unison or doubled in octaves. With origins in ancient South-East Asian cultures, the sound of these chants was described by early European settlers as "monotonous", and Captain Cook , who surveyed the islands in , found the music "harmonious enough but very dolefull to a European Ear. Billy T.