Newcastle Branch


Michael Power
Ph: 0421 465 470Vice President:
Kay Lane
Ph: 0434 394 562
Sarah Harden
Ph: 0419 141 188Secretary:
Ann Hartsuyker
Ph: 4957 2793


Since its inception in 1981, the Newcastle Branch has been responsible for delivering a varied and exciting program for the teachers in the Hunter region and their students. Our annual program includes the following:

  • Annual workshops in Newcastle, Muswellbrook & Maitland
  • Junior Music Festival in June of each year
  • Quarterly student concerts on Thursday evenings in Adamstown, since 2007
  • Professional Learning seminars throughout the year
  • Sponsorship of the Lake Macquarie Eisteddfod instrumental sections in September
  • Sponsorship of the MTA NSW Piano Scholarships: Nan Price Memorial & Joyce Blewitt Award, at the Newcastle Music Festival in August
  • Masterclasses and Meet the Artists programs with Musica Viva
  • Social activities, discounted concert tickets and fundraising events
  • Annual General Meeting in December

For specific event information, please visit the Newcastle Branch Events subpage.

If you would like to know more about MTA Newcastle, please contact Michael Power (President) or Kay Lane (Vice President), or email


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