The New Zealand Singing School
School Patron, Dame Kiri includes Hawke’s Bay on her 2014 recital tour
The NZSS is thrilled to finally share the news with you, that we are bringing Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and her pianist, Terence Dennis to perform a recital here in Hawke’s Bay in 2014. See here for details.
Masterclass with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Mon 26th May 2014
Seize your once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from New Zealand’s greatest opera soprano...
The NZ Singing School: Te Wānanga Toi Waiata, is the only residential summer singing school in the southern hemisphere that caters for students across the full spectrum of vocal performance. The excellent national and international faculty provide tuition for students to improve performance ability in opera, oratorio, Lieder, musical theatre, popular, jazz, contemporary song and stage craft.
The Singing School is residential and is held every two years, with the next School happening in January 2015.
- Is designed for professional and serious amateur singers
- Has nationally and internationally recognised vocal tutors, vocal coaches and repetiteurs
- Awards a wide range of prizes at the conclusion of the school
- Covers a wide range of singing styles
- Provides an environment conducive to learning professional skills
- Provides intensive language tuition in Italian, German and French, based on a knowledge of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
Prerequisites for attendees
- Reasonable music literacy
- Three years voice tuition
- All music prepared and memorised to performance standard
- Entrance by DVD audition only
The 27th residential New Zealand Singing School will be held in January 2015 at the Eastern Institute of Technology in Hawke’s Bay.
Family of Sponsors
The Trust is grateful to many organisations and people shown in our scrolling gallery above. Please show them your support whenever possible. We are always appreciative of whatever donation you can make to the School, please email us if you would like to help in some way.
We are particularly grateful to EIT - Hawke's Bay's leading eduation provider, the Eastern Institue of Technology. EIT has been the location of the Singing School since it began. The staff at EIT have provided so much support over the years and help us to provide an outstanding venue and facilities to the students and faculty.
New Zealand Singing School Trust
|Jill Tobin (Chair)||Dinah Kennedy (Deputy Chair & Secretary)||Sharon Pearce (Treasurer)||Helen Walker||Sonya Aifai||John Hudson||Judy McKelvie||Eileen von Dadelszen||Orlena Wakeman|
Support us – Support New Zealand Music
Organising the National Singing School requires a major commitment from the volunteer trustees and other supporters. Funding the school is a major challenge and the Trust is reliant on financial support from a range of funders including corporate and private sponsorship. If you would like to make a donation towards the 2011 National Singing School, please contact the Trust by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to:
Trust Secretary, NZ Singing School
PO Box 2524, Stortford Lodge
Hastings 4153, New Zealand