Bryden completed two years of successful study at MAINZ in Christchurch and graduated with a Diploma in Audio Engineering and Music Production in 2012. That must be what gave him the edge in the competition! See the highlights in the video below.
My Campus Life Photo Competition
Share your campus life with us for your chance to win!
Tai Poutini Polytechnic invites you to submit photos showing the campus life through your eyes.
We’re looking for images that illustrate all of the different aspects of life as a student at TPP. They could represent your studies, a particular event at campus, how you spend your spare time etc.
Winners: $100 Prezzy Card each.
All participants: the opportunity to see your photos in print or online!
Judges and winners
We are open to the number of winners. If your photos are good enough, you win!
High quality photos will increase your chance to win.
The winning photos will be selected by Sales and Marketing team, and the winners will be notified on 22nd May, 2013.
How to enter
Visit the “My Campus Life Photo Competition” tab on TPP Facebook page during the entry period and upload your photo. Please enter a quick description along with your photo.
Terms & Conditions
The competition is open to all current or past students at TPP. You are allowed to enter multiple times.
Entries must be your own work. By submitting an entry, you warrant that you have the right to provide TPP with a license to publish it.
Entries may be used in TPP’s printed marketing materials and online presence, as well as in external publications about TPP.
No offensive photos.
You are responsible for ensuring that anyone featured in the photo understands what the photo is for, that it may be used by TPP, and that they consent to be featured.
The competition launches on 18th April, 2013 and will end on 22nd May, 2013.
Taking Your Songs to the Next Level A Hands-On Workshop with Songwriting Guru Jason Blume
2013 Dates & Locations
Auckland Music & Audio Institute of New Zealand (MAINZ)
150 Victoria Street West AUCKLAND
(Registration: Saturday: 9:30AM)
Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2; 10AM - 5PM
Christchurch Music & Audio Institute of New Zealand (MAINZ)
191 High Street CHRISTCHURCH
(Registration: Saturday: 9:30AM)
Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 9; 10AM - 5PM
Hit songwriter/author/music publisher Jason Blume’s songs have sold more than 50 million copies. He is one of the only songwriters to ever have concurrent singles on Billboard’s Pop, Country, and R&B charts (including a #1 single in New Zealand!). Jason’s songs have been recorded by artists including Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys, The Oak Ridge Boys, Collin Raye (6 cuts), and John Berry (top 5 single). His songs have been on popular TV shows including “Scrubs,” “Friday Night Lights,” Disney’s “First Kid” and “Kim Possible,” “The Guiding Light,” and many more. He is the author of three of the best-selling books on the topic of songwriting (all published by Billboard Books) and an acclaimed series of instructional audio CDs. His books are used as the text at top universities and music schools internationally, and he has taught throughout the world, including at Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.
After having been busy in other parts of the globe for the last year-and-a-half, Jason is returning to New Zealand in June 2013 to teach two weekend songwriting workshops; one in Auckland (1 & 2 June) and one in Christchurch (8 & 9 June). This year's workshops will be even more 'hands-on' than in former years. And as always, MAINZ students and alumni will receive a special discount. Please note the early registration discount has been extended until 30 April.
For those of you who have not learned with Jason before, he is inspirational, educational and motivational. He combines high-level inspiration with real-life experience and success. Five of Jason's students have had No. 1 hits on various Billboard charts in the USA.
For more information contact Gini Parslow on firstname.lastname@example.org or 021590 788.
MAINZ SIGNED UP AS 2011 VODAFONE NZ MUSIC AWARDS SPONSOR
The involvement of MAINZ in this year’s Vodafone NZ Music Awards is recognition that the industry is increasingly sees MAINZ as an important player in the New Zealand music industry.
Andy Dowding, producer of the awards show says; “MAINZ has been on board for the last two years and we’re really pleased to have them involved again in 2011. Aside from the sponsorship support, the team of professionals that help me put the show together love having MAINZ students involved. Their enthusiasm reminds us of why we got into this business in the first place and we have come to expect that MAINZ has them well prepared to work at this level. They have the right skills and attitudes, and are a pleasure to work with”
2011 students will have the opportunity to compose and record the theme and incidental music, work with the event producers or help out on various aspects of the show, including providing backstage hospitality for artists and presenters, assisting the live show stage management, sound and lighting and the outside broadcast for the television show.
“This involvement is invaluable,” says Lyon. “It creates wonderful opportunities for our students to work on the production of a major live event that included the complexities of managing sponsors, nominees, judges, finalists, artists, record companies and the media.”
“The Awards celebrate excellence in Kiwi music, which is what we’re about,” says MAINZ Dean Harry Lyon, “and now we’re starting to see ex-students feature as nominees and winners of awards. For example, in 2009, of the 30 nominees for Album of the Year, seven had a MAINZ connection. Last year ex-students were prominent with Gin Wigmore winning four Tuis, electro-pop duo Kids of 88 took Best Single, and The Checks Best Rock Album. Both bands have members that came to MAINZ. Nothing pleases us more than to see ex-students achieving at the highest level and having that recognised at the Music Awards is incredibly satisfying for all our staff.”
MAINZ has naming rights to the MAINZ Engineer of the Year and the MAINZ Producer of the Year awards. Further details about the awards including the finalists announcement, will be made later in the year.
MAINZ 2010 Diploma Tour
Each year our Diploma students go on tour around New Zealand, heres a flashback to 2010 students on the road.
MAINZ SAILORS INDUCTED INTO NZ HALL OF FAME
On 13 September MAINZ Dean Harry Lyon and tutor Dave McArtney, who are founding members of Kiwi band Hello Sailor, were inducted into the New Zealand Hall of Fame at the APRA Silver Scroll awards.
At the induction ceremony, Peter Urlich credited Sailor with being “the vanguard of a new wave of NZ artists in the Late 70s that opened up a brave new world of original music and entertainment”, and that “they are still making their unique style of rock’n’roll as wonderfully as they did thirty years ago.”
The Dean says he still loves being involved with recording and performing but equally, to be leading a team of dedicated staff at MAINZ who are all active in the industry and passionate about passing on their experience to our students.
MAINZ Tutor Launches Album
Performance to launch MAINZ tutor Alan’s album ‘Live at the KMC’ gets rave review.