1987 Kaleidoscope documentary about Nelson Composers Workshop

nzonscreen.com is now hosting this full length documentary at the following link:


The film features many well known NZ composers and some that have since departed the composition scene. An important historical item for the NZ composition community and a reminder of the longevity and proud history of the Workshop.


The NZSO/SOUNZ readings have now been replaced with a collaborative recording project between the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Centre for New Zealand Music (SOUNZ) and Radio New Zealand Concert.

Full details and submission form available from

Deadline for Submissions is 5pm, Friday 30 September 2011. This is for both 2012 sessions (26 & 27 June, 28 & 29 November 2012)

Call for Scores: ISCM World New Music Days 2013

Please be aware that this call comes very soon after the call for the 2012 World Music Days in Belgium, therefore the six composers whose pieces have been submitted by CANZ for the 2012 ISCM WMDs are not eligible to submit works as part of the official CANZ submission to the 2013 WMDs. Please note also that as the call for scores for the 2014 festival (to be held in Poland) will close just six months after this, the composer of any work selected by CANZ for the 2013 submission will not be eligible to submit to CANZ for consideration for the 2014 submission.

The International Society of Contemporary Music World New Music Days 2013 will take place in Slovakia and Austria from 5-14 November 2013. As a member of the ISCM, CANZ will submit six works by CANZ members to be considered for performance at the festival.

You may submit up to 2 works to CANZ for consideration. You may also enter works as an individual directly to ISCM for consideration, however, this incurs an entry fee of 50 Euros. For further details about making individual submissions, see www.iscmwnmd2013.org
Only one work per composer can be submitted for each Festival, whether through the official or individual submissions.

Works must be composed in, or after, 2007. Categories: 1. Symphony Orchestra, 2. Ensemble, 3. Chamber Music, 4. Chamber Choir, 5. Student Ensemble (Veni Academy), 6. Music for Children, 7. Electronics, 8. Short Operas, 9. Installations. Please refer to the Festival website for specific details about each category, including the instrumentation and durations for each. www.iscmwnmd2013.org

Deadline: (to CANZ for consideration) 1st December 2011.

By Post: Two copies of the score, or two copies of the audio/video material of non-notated works, and a recording (audio or video) of the submitted work (if possible) to: Glenda Keam, ISCM Submission 2013, 3 Sylvan Valley Ave, Titirangi, Auckland 0604.

By Email: a PDF version of the score, a recent photo of the composer (jpeg), a copy of Photo ID/passport, and in a single text file (Category, Duration, Year of composition, Programme notes in English (max 250 words), Biography of Composer in English (max 250 words), Contact information of the composer and/or music publisher (address, email, telephone/mobile), Website of the composer and/or publisher if available). to: president@canz.net.nz

2012 NZSO National Youth Orchestra Composer-in-Residence

The NZSO are now accepting applications for the 2012 NZSO National Youth Orchestra Composer-in-Residence position. Applications are open to New Zealand residents under 30 year of age.

The commission for the Composer-in-Residence will be to write a 10-minute piece for full symphony orchestra for the opening of the 2012 National Youth Orchestra programme.

Applicants need to submit a portfolio of previous works, with recording(s) if possible, a cover letter including date of birth and full contact details, and a short proposal (text or notation).

Applications must be received by 30 September 2011.

Please send applications to:
NZSO National Youth Orchestra
PO Box 6640
Marion Square
Wellington 6141