Saturday, 22 September 2018

LEWIS EADY JUNIOR MUSIC CONTEST for GROUPS is open to all primary and intermediate school children.

The contest is a performance opportunity for children at all levels of musical achievement, which aims to encourage young musicians to perform and to gain valuable experience and increase confidence.

Deserving performances will be acknowledged with gold, silver or bronze certificates.
The contest adjudicators also provide constructive and encouraging written comments for all performances.


Venue: Ponsonby Primary School Hall, 44 Curran Street, Herne Bay

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Please note the following...

VENUE: Ponsonby Primary School Hall
WARM UP: Prior to your session start there is an area allocated to tune instruments, warm up and prepare.
REGISTRATION: Registration opens 30 minutes prior to session start time.
Each Group must Register and provide a photocopy of the performance music, noting your 'Performance Number'.
All Groups must be SEATED in the audience PRIOR to the session start time.
Performance time not to exceed 4 mins.
Awards ceremony to follow each session.
PARKING: NO PARKING IN SCHOOL GROUNDS -  Please park on Curran Street and other surrounding streets.
Please read all CONTEST INFO & RULES carefully.

MEET OUR Adjudicators:

Mary Cornish has taught music at primary and secondary levels. She is a choral director for Auckland’s APPA music festival, directs the bi-annual inner city school’s music festival and is the artistic director of the New Zealand Ukulele Festival and chair of the New Zealand Ukulele Trust.

Sally Tibbles is acknowledged as one of the key figures in New Zealand’s Early Music scene. After completing her MMus in baroque flute at the University of Auckland she undertook further study at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague with Wilbert Hazelzet and Barthold Kuijken.

Since returning to New Zealand she has developed an active performing career, both as a soloist and as an ensemble member, appearing with numerous early music ensembles throughout the country, including Age of Discovery, NZ Barok, NZ Baroque Soloists and Kowhai Baroque. As a member of Extempore Sally is frequently heard on RNZ Concert. Her performance on Extempore’s CD ‘Music by the Sons of Bach’ has received critical acclaim. She was recently a member of the ensemble of musicians performing with the NZ Dance Company in “OrphEus” for the Auckland and NZ Festivals.

Her interest in Music Education has led her to undertake study in the Suzuki, Orff, and Kodaly Pedagogies, which have defined and inspired both her classroom and studio teaching. Sally is Artist Teacher and Professional Teaching Fellow in baroque flute and studio pedagogy at the University of Auckland, and Head of Subject, Co-Curricular Music at St Cuthbert’s College, where she also contributes to the classroom programme.  She examines for the NZMEB.

Sally Tibbles

Teresa de Vries is a pianist, accompanist and dedicated teacher. She regularly adjudicates in addition to presenting professional development seminars and workshops nationally. Presentations have included such topics as: performance anxiety strategies, orchestration in piano music, tension and release in piano pedagogy as well as her current research interest - Partimenti and the art of classical improvisation.



The sun shone when it needed to and another bright new batch of talented students took to the stage to perform for their family and friends in the 2017 Lewis Eady Junior Music Contest for Groups. 

Lewis Eady Charitable Trust are delighted to continue supporting this event which aims to nurture effusive enthusiasm and emerging skills of young musicians. 

We are fortunate to have our expert adjudicator panel back, thankful to Ponsonby Primary School for hosting the event, appreciative of funding support from Creative Communities and finally, enormously grateful to all the dedicated music teachers and your students for entering the Contest and ensuring a fun day of music making for us all.

Enjoy the photos below and we’ll see you next year!

2017 GROUPS - Click on image to enlarge >