SOUNZ champions the music of Aotearoa New Zealand
At SOUNZ we believe that New Zealand music enriches our world and our vision is to make New Zealand music widely heard and valued.
SOUNZ maintains and develops a diverse collection of quality New Zealand music resources and makes them available for loan, hire and sale, accessed through SOUNZ online or by visiting us.
We connect performers, presenters, teachers, composers, artistic directors and broadcasters with New Zealand music through our activities and projects.
Our key projects include the SOUNZ Contemporary Award, Resound project, NZ Composer Sessions and SOUNZ Community Commission. We also collaborate with NZ orchestras, ensembles, composers, musicians and other music organisations.
SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music is a charitable trust, governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.
SOUNZ is a member of the International Association of Music Information Centres IAMIC.
Ngā Kaimahi o Toi te Arapūoru
Executive Director | Tumu Whakarae: Diana Marsh
Māori music | Puoro Māori
Kaihautū Puoro Māori | Director of Māori Music: Toni Huata
Collection and curation | Te kohikohi me te taha rauhī
Cataloguing and Office Administrator | Kaiwhakarite Whakarārangi, Tari: Jonathan Engle
Curation and Collection Administrator | Kaiwhakarite Taha Rauhī, Kohinga: Karlo Margetić
Marketing and Communications | Te tuitui muka tangata
Marketing Manager | Kaiwhakahaere Whakatairanga: Leoné Venter
Projects and administration | Ngā hōtaka me te taha whakarite
Projects Manager | Kaiwhakahaere Hōtaka: Roger Smith
Financial Administrator | Kaiwhakarite Pūtea: Alpana Chovhan
Resound project | Te hōtaka Resound
Resound Project Manager | Kaiwhakahaere Hōtaka Resound: Chris Watson
Board of Trustees
Te Poari Kaitiaki
Peter Walls - Chair | Toihau
Eve de Castro-Robinson - Deputy Chair | Toihau Tuarua
Vicki Allpress Hill
Composers Advisory Panel
Te Pae Whakamaherehere Kaitito
Michael Norris - Chair | Toihau
Centre for New Zealand Trust trading as SOUNZ is a Registered Charitable Trust: CC22488
He Rōpū Ohaoha Rēhita a Toi te Arapūoru, ko SOUNZ tōna ingoa tauhokohoko, koinei tōna tātai: CC22488
Policy for SOUNZ staff and board members entering projects and competitions
Ngā mihi nui
SOUNZ would like to thank all the New Zealand composers, performers, artists, arts organisations and venues, that make our work possible through allowing access to their works and performances.
If not by SOUNZ, the continuously changing images on this website have been provided for use with the kind permission of generous individuals and organisations including: Adam Chamber Music Festival, Aroha String Quartet, Brass Band Association of NZ, Composers Association of New Zealand, Choral Federation, Chamber Music New Zealand, Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, Gisborne International Music Competition, Horomona Horo, National Youth Jazz Competition, NZTrio, Orchestra Wellington, Rob Thorne, Screen Composers Guild of New Zealand, Stroma, The Big Sing, The Troubles, Wallace Piano Competition, Wellington Brass Band, Wellington Jazz Festival, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, St Matthew's Orchestra, National Library, Westlake Symphony Orchestra, Gareth Watkins and the many other composers, performers, and related organisations and presenters, whose profiles and works are available for browsing on our website.