Newcastle Branch


Sarah Harden

Vice President:
Leigh Carter

Caroline Hill

Ann Hartsuyker-Accardi


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. The Newcastle Branch is supported by committee members - Anthea Harrington, Sally Roper, Elizabeth Evans and Kay Lane.

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 or visit our Facebook page.