Welcome to the website of the Composers Association of New Zealand. We are a group of some 135 composers and supportive organisations whose aim is to represent New Zealand’s composition community on matters of national and international importance.
If you consider yourself a New Zealand composer, then we urge you to join CANZ.
What is CANZ? What will CANZ do for me?
The Composers Association of New Zealand is the association for all amateur and professional composers in New Zealand. CANZ provides opportunities to composers through the Nelson Composers Workshop, the Asian Composers League and the International Society for Contemporary Music. CANZ also lobbies on behalf of its members to improve the situation for composers in New Zealand. CANZ contributes financially towards special projects, and awards two prizes annually. CANZ also produces two publications: Canzonetta, a bi-monthly newsletter, and Canzona, a retrospective yearbook.
More Info: »About CANZ
Why should I join CANZ, and how much does it cost?
To help CANZ achieve its aims of supporting the professional development and opportunities of New Zealand composers, but also to create a sense of collegiality and community amongst the composers in New Zealand.
More Info: »Join CANZ
What is the difference between CANZ and SOUNZ?
While both organisations maintain close relationships and have an advocacy role to government, funders and the general public, here are the main differences:
Useful information for all composers and performers of new music
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CANZ committee & officers
Composers Association of New Zealand
CANZ receives support from: