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Australian Accordion Teachers Association Inc

P.O. Box 6172

Canley Vale, New South Wales 2166

Australia

Company Description

The primary aim of the AATA is to promote and encourage the playing and enjoyment of the accordion and to improve the standards of accordion playing in Australia. The association wishes to encourage music festivals, competitions, music examinations, maste ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

The Air New Zealand Accordion Orchestra

Affiliations

Board Member
Accordions International

Member
New Zealand Accordion Association committee

Committee Member
Milford Residents Association

Executive Board Member
CIA

Secretary of the Accordion Examination Board
New Zeland

NZAA Coupe Mondiale Organising Subcommittee Member
Coupe Mondiale

Member
Radio New Zealand Advisory Committee

Web References (26 Total References)


Australian Accordion Teachers Association Inc.

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Heather Masefield (New Zealand), Milica Krga, Cath

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Heather Masefield (New Zealand), Milica Krga, Cath
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Heather Masefield (New Zealand), Milica Krga, Cath


Australian Accordion Teachers Association

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Jury for Saturday morning was Heather Masefield, Ivan Liashenko (AATA Vice-President), Lina Chegodaev, Milica Obradovic and Lionel Reekie.

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NZAA Secretary Heather Masefield and AATA President Tania Lukic-Marx chatting at morning break.


Accordion Links: Schools and Conservatories

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Heather Masefield is a classical accordionist and teacher from Auckland, New Zealand. She has been a member of the New Zealand Accordion Association committee since 1981, and has been the secretary of the Accordion Examination Board of New Zeland since then.


Heather Masefield

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Heather Masefield has been a member of the New Zealand Accordion Association committee since 1981 and Editor of the NZAA Newsletter since 1990. In 2008 she took over the position of Secretary from her mother. She is the Secretary of the Accordion Examination Board of New Zealand since 1981 and held the position of Institute of Registered Music Teachers Examination Board Secretary from 1993 to 1998.
Heather Masefield has been a Co-Director of the North Shore Accordion Orchestra since 1977, training members of the Air New Zealand Accordion Orchestra for their 9 overseas concert tours from 1979 to 1996, once to China, 4 times to the USA & Canada, and 4 times to Europe. This orchestra achieved many standing ovations all over Europe and North America.
Since 1996 other accordion groups conducted by Heather Masefield have toured 7 times to Australia and to China. On 3 occasions the Air New Zealand Accordion Orchestra was named a New Zealand Cultural Ambassador in recognition of its promotion of tourism to New Zealand. Heather was also a member of the Radio New Zealand Advisory Committee for five years.
Whilst still at school Heather commenced what was to become a full time accordion teaching career. Her students have competed internationally in Europe, USA and Australia. Five students have become the New Zealand Solo Champion. Three ex students are now AIRMT, eight others are teaching accordion.
Heather Masefield has been an international adjudicator at accordion competitions in New Zealand, Australia, USA and since 2004, she has adjudicated at Citta di Castelfidardo (2004 - 2007) Coupe Mondiale (2004 France, 2005 Portugal, 2006 Norway, 2007 USA, 2008 UK, 2009 New Zealand, 2010 Croatia) CMA (2006 Serbia, 2008 Bosnia) and in the Shanghai Spring Festival (2009).
Being the youngest of Allan and Marie Jones' children ensured that Heather would grow up surrounded by accordions with many top accordionists frequently visiting the Joneses home and the example of her two older brothers Maurice Jones and Harley Jones.
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Heather had plenty of motivation to excel on accordion, winning many age restricted classes in national competitions, recording for radio and at twelve years she became the youngest finalist for the "New Faces" Talent Quest on TV.
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Heather is also a committee member of the North Shore Performing Arts Competition Society and is a committee member of the Milford Residents Association, taking part in many community activities.


Air New Zealand Accordion Orchestra

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Heather Masefield

53 Kitchener Road, Milford, Auckland 1309, New Zealand Phone/Fax: +64 9-4863012 Email:ghia@ihug.co.nz
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Fay-ellen Schaw (Co-Director and Conductor), Harley Jones (Co-Director and Sound Technician), Heather Masefield (Co-Director and Compere), Marcel Reithmann (Lead accordion) James Blackwood (drummer), Theresa Glynn, Robyn Hill, Sue Kershaw (vocalist) Judith Lincoln, Ian Masefield, Charles Nannestad, Lynn Parkinson, Susan Pitcher, Fleur Ritchie, Sheridan Read, Vicki Read, Gerald Ryan, Stan Wolk, Susan Wolley (Hill), Milene Ziebe, Robert Ziebe
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Fay-ellen Schaw (Co-Director and Conductor), Harley Jones (Co-Director and Sound Technician), Heather Masefield (Co-Director and Compere), Marcel Reithmann (Lead accordion), Fiona Cocurullo, Jacki Fischer, Patrick Gailer, Malcolm Hurley, Judith Lincoln, Donna Love (Reithmann), Ian Masefield, Sue Pitcher, Robyn Prior, Sheridan Read, Vicki Read, Fleur Ritchie, Gary Stratton, Kevin Taylor (drummer), Janeen Thom (vocalist), Suzanne Wolley (Hill)
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Fay-ellen Schaw (Co-Director and Conductor), Harley Jones (Co-Director and Sound Technician), Heather Masefield (Co-Director and Compere), Adrian Januszkiewicz (Lead accordion), Jacqui Bland, Alison Blunden, Robert Blunden, Kim Chatfield, Sue Clough (vocalist), Tracey Dyson, Brett Gibson, Stephanie Grey, Stephen Gutmann, Kelly McKenzie, Ian Masefield, Jenny O'Brien, Anthony Oliff, Michael Pigneguy (drummer), Helen Robinson, Oliver Specht, Kirsten Thompson, Fergus Waddell
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Fay-ellen Schaw (Co-Director and Conductor), Harley Jones (Co-Director and Sound Technician), Heather Masefield (Co-Director and Compere), Stephanie Grey (Lead accordion), Alison Blunden, Robert Blunden, Louise Brough, Kim Chatfield, Maree Chatfield (Finlay), Maria Cook, Christine Colls, Michael Dennis, Stephen Gutmann, Matthew Hawkes, Wayne Knights, Sharon Marshall, Ian Masefield, Michael Pigneguy (drummer), Lionel Reekie , Helen Robinson, Oliver Specht, Stephen Vincent, Patricia Walton (vocalist)
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Fay-ellen Schaw (Co-Director and Conductor), Harley Jones (Co-Director and Sound Technician), Heather Masefield (Co-Director and Compere), Stephanie Grey (Lead accordion), Alison Blunden, Robert Blunden, Kim Chatfield, Michael Dennis, Karen Ditchburn, Maree Finlay (Chatfield), Stephen Gutmann, Matthew Hall, Matthew Hawkes, Brenden Healy, Dene Jonkers (drummer), Erica Knights, Wayne Knights , Sarah Langley, Sharon Marshall, Ian Masefield, Scott Norris, Joanne Purdy, Lionel Reekie, Helen Robinson, Patricia Walton (vocalist)
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Fay-ellen Schaw (Co-Director and Conductor), Harley Jones (Co-Director and Sound Technician), Heather Masefield (Co-Director and Compere), Stephanie Grey (Lead accordion), Kim Chatfield, Anthony Davies, Karen Ditchburn, Stephen Gutmann, Steven Green, Linley Hawkes, Brenden Healy, Haynie Kent, Cindy Jenkins, Erica Knights, Wayne Knights, Sarah Langley, Sharon Marshall (vocalist), Ian Masefield, Lionel Reekie , Adriana Schaw (keyboard), Daniel Williams (drummer)
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Fay-ellen Schaw (Co-Director and Conductor), Harley Jones (Co-Director and Sound Technician), Heather Masefield (Co Director and Compere), Sarah Langley (Lead accordion), Campbell Bettridge, Kim Chatfield, Karen Ditchburn, Steven Green, Johann Handwerk, Linley Hawkes, Brenden Healy, Phillip Hunt, Cindy Jenkins, Erica Knights, Paul Lummis (drummer), Angela Maloy, Rhonda Morrison, Michael Old, Linda Price, Lionel Reekie (vocalist and MIDI accordion), Wendy Robinson, Adriana Schaw (keyboard), Evana Selak, Mia Stafford-Bush, Stephen Vincent (sound), Emma Wolf
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Fay-ellen Schaw (Co-Director and Conductor), Harley Jones (Co-Director and Sound Technician), Heather Masefield (Co-Director and Compere), Sarah Langley (Lead accordion), Danielle Beston, Campbell Bettridge, Kym Chatfield, Shaun Foster, Johan Handwerk, Kelly Harding, Karen Hawkes, Philip Hunt, Paul Lummis (drummer), Rhonda Morrison, Carolyn Reekie, Lionel Reekie (vocalist & accordion), Angela Robinson, Wendy Robinson (vocalist), Evana Selak, Tanya Selak, Tanya Smith, Stephen Vincent (sound), Deedee Wirjapranata, Emma Wolf
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Fay-ellen Schaw (Conductor, Co-Director), Harley Jones (Co Director and Sound Technician), Heather Masefield (Co-Director and Compere), Rhonda Morrison (Lead Accordion), Lucinda Allen, Danielle Beston, Katie Chen, Blair Collins (Percussion), Steve Collins (Percussion), Tracey Collins, Kathryn Fletcher, Johan Handwerk, Kelly Harding, Karen Hawkes, Linley Hawkes, David Hawkins, Toni Hayman, Michael Johnson, Jacinta Khiu, Katrina Langley, Blaine Morch, Lionel Reekie (Vocalist & accordion), Angela Robinson, Samantha Rutherford, Rachael Toleafoa

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