Newcastle Branch


Evans Chuang
Ph: 0490 533 804
Vice President:
Leigh Carter
Ph: 0402 721 620
Sarah Harden
Ph:  0419 141 188
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. The Newcastle Branch is also assisted by committee members - Anthea Harrington, Bronwynne Anderson, 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.

If you would like to know more about MTA Newcastle, please contact Evans Chuang (President) or Leigh Carter (Vice President), or email

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