MTA Jam Session

16th Feb - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
16 Raimonde Road Eastwood, Eastwood NSW

Jamming – Networking and sharing experiences and tips.

Come meet composers, performers and teachers.

Bring your own instrument.  The venue has a piano/keyboard and speaker.

Appetizers will be provided and byo


Musica Viva: Program Launch Function

20th Feb - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle NSW

Musica Viva: Program Launch Function
Thursday 20th February
Newcastle City Hall

290 King Street, Newcastle

Musica Viva is a proud supporter of the Music Teachers’ Association of NSW and will host an opportunity to socialise and engage with teachers, musicians and the music community at the launch of the first concert for 2020 in Newcastle. This particular event is available to members only of the MTA NSW and RSVP’s are essential.

For more information and to register your place, please contact Newcastle Branch President, Evans Chuang ( and Newcastle Branch Secretary, Ann Hartsuyker (

Bartok, Beatles and Beyond - Illawarra Branch

23rd Feb - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cedars Christian College, Farmborough Heights NSW

The Creativity in Contemporary Music with Meryl Jackson-Kew OAM.

Annual General Meeting to follow this workshop at 3.45pm.

Registrations close 10/2/20 – email:


Student Concert Series

26th Mar to 29th Oct - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Adamstown Uniting Church, Adamstown

Student Concert Series
26th March, 6:30pm at Adamstown
4th June, 6:30pm at Maitland
27th August, 6:30pm at Adamstown
29th October, 6:30pm at Adamstown

The Newcastle Branch is proud to present students of MTA teachers in concert. From the youngest to the most experienced, the evening recitals provide great performance practise opportunity for the musicians and a varied program for its audience.

The concert series is presented on Thursday nights with three concerts in Adamstown Uniting Church, and for the first time will host the second concert at Maitland a Town Hall.

Adamstown Uniting Church
Cnr Brunker Rd & Glebe Rd Adamstown

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

For student participation, contact Ann Hartsuyker (Newcastle Branch Secretary)

Patrons' Afternoon Tea

5th Apr - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
10 Rostherne Avenue Croydon, Croydon NSW

Patrons Dr Rita Crews OAM and Mr Mark Coure MP are delighted to invite members to an afternoon tea to be held at the home of Rita Crews.

This is a chance to meet and talk to friends and colleagues in an informal and friendly atmosphere.

For catering purposes please rsvp to the office.

Beethoven: Resources and Stories and AGM

3rd May - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Adlib Music, Willoughby NSW

Beethoven: Resources and Stories

How do we bring composers to life for our students? In this year of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Susan Deas will discuss how to help our students understand more about this great composer. Learn about where to find great resources, including pictures, portraits, and videos, and hear fascinating stories you can tell your students.

The Annual General Meeting will held immediately following this workshop.  All members are invited to attend and afternoon tea will be served prior to the meeting.

The MTA of NSW wishes to acknowledge the generous support of Adlib Music Willoughby.

Student Workshop Series

17th May - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hunter Valley Grammar School, Ashtonfield

Student Workshop Series

Join our leading music educators as they direct students in a series of instrument specific workshops. These are presented in public lesson-like performances to enable both students and teacher-audience members to further their learning.

Sunday 17th May: Piano workshop with Philip Shovk in Newcastle

Sunday 25th October: Instrument Workshops (including Piano with Carl Schmidt) at Hunter Valley Grammar School, Maitland

For student registration and audience ticketing, visit:

For more information, please contact Evans Chuang (

HSC Masterclass for Students

14th Jun - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The King’s School, North Parramatta NSW

HSC masterclass for students studying Music 1, Music 2 and Extension Music to be held at The King’s School, North Parramatta.

Junior Music Festival Newcastle

21st Jun - 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Adamstown Uniting Church, Adamstown

Junior Music Festival, Newcastle

Proudly presented by MTA NSW, Head Office

Sunday 21st June at 12:30pm
Adamstown Uniting Church

Cnr Brunker Rd & Glebe Rd Adamstown

A friendly and relaxed environment, the Junior Music Festival is a great opportunity for students to perform to a supportive audience and are categorised in skill level.

For full details and entrant information, please visit the Junior Music Festivals page under the Student tab of the MTA NSW website.

MTA NSW Newcastle Scholarships

15th Aug - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

MTA NSW Newcastle Scholarships
Saturday 15th August 2019, 10am
Newcastle (venue to be confirmed)

For the first time, the Newcastle Branch will bring together its portfolio of scholarships to be adjudicated in one day as a celebration of quality student performances. Students will perform in live, public auditions where the first place prizes will be awarded for each of the respective awards. The awards are presented in association with the Newcastle Music Festival.

Nan Price Memorial Scholarship for Advanced Piano. (Diploma students) 1st Place $750
Joyce Blewitt Award for Intermediate Piano. (Grade 5-8 students) 1st Place $250
Errol Collins Award for Violin & Viola. 1st Place $750
Wendy Ireland Award for Cello. 1st Place $500

Student registrations must be lodged by the 10th August via Trybooking, where full conditions and performance requirements of each award are also available.

Audience attendance is free and all members of the public are welcome.

For entrant registration, visit:
For more information, contact Evans Chuang (
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