Events

Lake Macquarie Eisteddfod - Division Awards

1st Sep - All Day
Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre, Warners Bay NSW


Lake Macquarie Eisteddfod – Division Awards

September & October

Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre

Lake St, Warners Bay

The Newcastle Branch of the MTA NSW proudly sponsors a number of divisions in the piano division of the Lake Macquarie Eisteddfod, and administrates the Errol Collins Memorial Scholarship in the strings division with thanks to its private donors.

Full dates, award information and division registrations are available at www.lakemacquariemusicsociety.org.au

Junior Music Festival Hills District

8th Sep - 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Inala School, Cherrybrook NSW


JMF Conditions 2019

2019 JMF Entry Form

2019 Junior Music Festival Entrant Details

Diploma Recital

8th Sep - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Diploma Recital

Sunday 8th September, 2pm

Newcastle Private Residence

Students from the region who are preparing for diploma performance exams will present a combined recital of their advanced repertoire.

To perform in this concert or for more details, please contact Michael Power.

Audience Entry $5 per adult (children/students – free), payable at the door.

Junior Music Festival Northern Beaches

15th Sep - 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
St Luke’s Grammar School, Bayview NSW


JMF Conditions 2019

2019 JMF Entry Form

2019 Junior Music Festival Entrant Details

 

Jazzin' it up - it's easier than you think! - with Julie Spithill

15th Sep - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Adlib Music, Willoughby NSW


Julie Spithill Jazz Workshop Registration Form

Julie Spithill has for many years, taught jazz techniques to classical trained pianists (and emerging jazz pianists), both at the Conservatorium of Music Sydney and in her private studio.

This workshop, adaptable to all instruments including voice, aims to provide you with ideas and techniques using the musical language you already know such as intervals, scales and chords and rhythm to enable you to confidently ‘jazz it up’- and also help you interpret jazz speak as well. For example: Classical musicians would say, “Some musicians in our chamber ensemble are coming to a rehearsal to try out their technical abilities on a contemporary composition that has some interesting ostinato phrases.” Jazz musicians would say, “Some cats in our combo are coming to a jam session to try out their chops on a happening chart that has some cool riffs.”

Topics covered will include modes -and how to use them; chords and extensions; chord progressions; analysing a jazz lead sheet and basic improvisation techniques.

Come armed with questions – or send them along in advance – there will be ample time for discussion and lots of handouts to assist with creative ideas and practical issues.

 

Music Teacher Festival

11th Oct - 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Hunter Valley Grammar School, Ashtonfield


Music Teacher Festival

Friday 11th October, 8.30am-5.30pm

Hunter Valley Grammar School

Norfolk St, Ashtonfield (East Maitland)

Upskill your teaching and join a number of guest presenters who will lead hands on workshops, forums and seminars in repertoire, pedagogy and industry specific topics for the instrumental music teacher.

Save the date! Program details and online registration information to follow.

Registrations will be available online: www.trybooking.com/ZQVR

Junior Music Festival Burwood

27th Oct - 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Woodstock Ballroom, Burwood


JMF Conditions 2019

2019 JMF Entry Form

2019 Junior Music Festival Entrant Details

Junior Music Festival Wollongong

2nd Nov - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cedars Christian College, Farmborough Heights NSW


JMF Conditions 2019

2019 JMF Entry Form

2019 Junior Music Festival Entrant Details

Christmas Luncheon

24th Nov - 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Grand Pittwater Conference Centre North Ryde RSL Club, North Ryde NSW


Christmas 2019 flyer

Newcastle AGM and Jingle and Mingle

11th Dec - 10:30 am - 1:00 pm


Newcastle AGM and Jingle & Mingle

Wednesday 11th December, 10:30am

Newcastle Location. Invitation via email.

Members of the MTA NSW in Newcastle are invited to attend our branch Annual General Meeting and light, festive lunch to celebrate the year and give thanks for the support of its community. This a great opportunity to celebrate socially with each other, to reflect on a busy year and find out more about the next.

For more information, contact Michael Power (michael.power@live.com.au)