SOUNZ's mission is to champion the music of Aotearoa/New Zealand by collecting and curating resources and connecting them with audiences.
Our collection comprises a diverse range of quality New Zealand music resources available for loan, hire and sale and are accessed through our online catalogue. As well as collecting and providing access to the music of New Zealand composers SOUNZ also runs projects that support our mission.
The NZSO-SOUNZ-RNZC Recordings provide new recordings of NZ orchestral music for promotional purposes and free streaming on our website.
The SOUNZ Contemporary Award, presented in partnership with APRA rewards excellence and inspiration in contemporary art music composition.
The Resound project, supported by NZ On Air and in partnership with RNZ Concert has made many historical recordings of NZ concert music available online, produced new studio recordings of key works, and allowed us to film live concerts for free online streaming.
SOUNZ is governed by a volunteer board of trustees who meet four times a year in Wellington.
We are registered as a charitable trust with the charities commission (CC22488) and welcome individual support through donations and membership of our Friends programme. Friends membership is $35 annually, or donations can be made online into our bank account no 38 9010 0874327 00.
Communications & Marketing Manager
|Hayden Sinclair, Collection Coordinator|
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Resound Project Coordinator
| Jim Rush,|
| Karlo Margetic,|
SOUNZ Board of Trustees
|Elizabeth Kerr (chair)||Vicki Allpress Hill||Anthony Healey|
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|David Hutton||Kate Mead||Clare Somerville|
|Gillian Whitehead ||Tama Waipara||Eve de Castro-Robinson,|
Chair of the Composers' Advisory Panel
The Centre for New Zealand Music is funded by Creative New Zealand (Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa), APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and also through PPNZ (Phonographic Performances New Zealand) Ltd. The Centre receives generous support from the Lilburn Trust for our work promoting New Zealand music. SOUNZ is also being funded by NZonAir for the Resound project.
Click here for a page of useful Links in the New Zealand Music community.