Illawarra Branch Student Concert (October 2017)

Posted on: 22 January 2018

Illawarra Branch Student Concert (June 2017)

Posted on: 30 June 2017

Illawarra Branch News – June 2017

Posted on: 26 June 2017

Our year commenced with the AGM held in March 2017 and  Executive Committee were duly elected  with a Volunteer Hon. Treasurer again.

Our events to date have been two very successful Student Concerts held at Nowra Anglican College Bomaderry in May and Cedars Christian College in June 2017. Both venues were filled to capacity along with student participation being very high. Various ages and abilities were presented in these concerts, including adult duets with their children or students.

Instruments varied from each venue with Piano, clarinet, violin at Cedars CC and Piano, violin, flute, voice at NAC.

It is pleasing to note the joint effort by Parents with their children along with the strong input of our MTA Teachers and Non-MTA Teachers.

The Eisteddfods have both been held during the past month or so and a very high standard was evident in all areas of music, including the section sponsored by our Branch at Wollongong for Under 10yrs Baroque Section, which was very competitive.

Our successful PD with Amanda Handel in April was well received by those present and all agreed it is a pity that more teachers were not present, as the content was inspiring, relevant and educational.

The forthcoming Australasian Pedagogy Conference in Adelaide in July will see a selection of our Members attending and will come home inspired and with renewed energy for them to teach to their students.

Also in 20th July is the University of Wollongong Open Careers Day at West Nowra Campus 9am to, with year 10 students participating in workshops, hands on with Stall holders etc., including our own representation by our President, promoting the MTA of NSW and The Private Music teacher.

25th July is our General Meeting held at Dapto Anglican Church Café 10.30am. All welcome.

Student Concert at Cedars Christian College is on Sunday 27th August – Closing date 14th August,2017.

19th September 2017 General Meeting at Dapto Anglican Church Café 10.30 am.All welcome.

20th October 2017 closing date for Junior Music Festival – Cedars CC – Saturday 4th November 2017 – all day. An Advanced Section will be held this year for under 16yrs.

Teachers’ Concert 21st October Kiama – Stan Keough’s home – Time to be advised.

NAC Student Concert Bomaderry Sunday 29th October 2017. Closing date 16th October,2017.

28th November, 2017 0 General Meeting Dapto Anglican Church Café 10.30am.

4th December,2017 – Christmas Lunch – Windjammers Restaurant Novotel Nth Wollongong.12noon.

10th February,2018 General Meeting Dapto Anglican Church Dapto 10.30 am.

AGM 2018 – 25th February,2018 – Cedars Christian College -Farmborough Heights.TBA.

MTA Members these are the dates for 2017/2018, in the event that there is a change of venue or date, this will be conveyed to you as soon as convenient.

I hope that your year is beneficial to you and your students alike.

Musically yours,

Elaine Davis
President MTA of NSW Illawarra Branch

Illawarra Branch: Photos from the 2017 AGM

Posted on: 28 February 2017

Illawarra Branch: Student Concert, October 2016

Posted on: 25 November 2016

Student Concert NAC - 30th October 2016

Illawarra Branch Student Concert

Posted on: 1 October 2016

The Term 3 concert run by the Illawarra MTA Branch was held on the 18th of September at Cedars Christian College, Farmborough Heights.  Twenty-two students from the region attended, with strong representation from Piano students, however there were some lovely additions of a Violin duet as well as some Classical Guitar.  The concert was exceptionally well attended by supporting family and friends, with a total head count of approximately 90 individuals at the venue.  There was a pleasing array of stages as well as styles, with a strong contingent of beginners gaining their first performance experiences, as well as some high grades and diploma work to inspire them.

The event was also well supported by teachers, and I would like to acknowledge the following members who assisted on the day: Elaine Davis (President), Lauren Taafe (Vice President, door-takings organiser and also performer!), Helen Barker (Compère and duet partner), Denise Heriot (venue set-up), Leanne Walton (venue facilitator), Bergrid Ferreira (venue set-up) as well as AMEB examiner Tanya Rebikov, whom we look forward to welcoming as our esteemed adjudicator for the upcoming JMF on November 5th.

The Illawarra Branch looks forward to welcoming many more students of any instrument at our events in future.  Dates for 2017 events and concerts will be decided soon, and we welcome participation from as many students and teachers as possible.

Dr. Kimberley Davis
Wollongong Concert Coordinator

Illawarra Branch: Notice of Annual General Meeting

Posted on: 12 December 2014

The AGM for the Illawarra Branch will be held on:

2pm, Sunday 4th March, 2018
Cedars Christian College, Waples Rd, Farmborough Heights, (Leadership Centre) TBC.

Our President, Dr Rita Crews OAM, will present a topic of interest: ‘MTA NSW 2015: Now and Beyond’.
Followed by the AGM

 Notice of AGM

 AGM Nomination Form

 Proxy Voting

Illawarra Events

Posted on: 8 October 2014

Professional Development Seminar Improv in the Illawarra with Christopher Norton and teachers.


Student Workshop with added supported by teachers on extra keyboards, Improv in the Illawarra, with Christopher Norton


Newcastle Branch AGM

Posted on: 8 October 2014

The Newcastle Branch will be holding the scholarship auditions for the Nan Price Memorial Piano Scholarship and the Errol Collins Memorial Violin Scholarship both in October. The Branch AGM will be held on Wednesday 10th December at 10.30am followed by a light luncheon at the Adamstown Bowling Club ,Glebe Rd Adamstown. For more details, contact the Branch President, Rosemary Allen.

Illawarra Branch News – Christmas Luncheon & Branch AGM

Posted on: 8 October 2014

The Illawarra Branch Christmas Luncheon will be held at the Novotel Wollongong, Windjammers Restaurant on Friday 5th December, 2014.
Dr Rita Crews OAM will be our guest along with Joe Gaudiosi, CEO from the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music. Cost:$45 per person. 11.45am for 12noon start. All welcome. RSVP, Monday, 24 November, 2014.

Illawarra Branch AGM will be held on Sunday, 22nd February 2015 at Cedars Christian College, Venue TBC. By invitation, President Dr Rita Crews OAM will speak on the topic: MTA NSW 2015, Now and Beyond.

Nomination forms for the leadership positions are now available and are due back Friday 6th February, 2015. The Illawarra Branch would like you to consider standing for the executive and committee positions. We look forward to a full gathering of Full and Associate Members on this important day. Note, only Full Members (financial for 2015) will vote on the nominations.

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