Events

Student Concert Series - Cancelled

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


Student Concert Series
26th March, 6:30pm at Adamstown – Cancelled
4th June, 6:30pm at Maitland – TBC
27th August, 6:30pm at Adamstown – TBC

29th October, 6:30pm at Adamstown – TBC

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) consortmusicale@gmail.com

Patrons' Afternoon Tea - Cancelled

5th Apr - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Due to the current situation and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has unfortunately been cancelled

Beethoven: Resources and Stories and AGM

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


Susan Deas 2020 Workshop Registration Form

AGM Notice and Proxy Form for Members

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 be held during this workshop.  All members are invited to attend the AGM and afternoon tea will be served prior to the meeting.

For those members who wish to only the attend the Annual General Meeting there is no charge and the meeting will begin at 2.30pm.
If you are unable to attend the Annual General Meeting please take time to fill in and return the proxy form attached above.

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:

https://www.trybooking.com/BHOLK

For more information, please contact Evans Chuang (evans@ecmusic.com.au)

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: www.trybooking.com/BHOLK
For more information, contact Evans Chuang (evans@ecmusic.com.au)

Lake Macquarie Eisteddfod

28th Sep to 6th Oct - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre, Warners Bay NSW


Lake Macquarie Eisteddfod

September & October
Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre
Lake St, Warners Bay

The Newcastle Branch of the MTA NSW proudly sponsors a number of sections in the piano, instrumental and vocal divisions of the Lake Macquarie Eisteddfod,

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

Conference 2020 - Inspire

9th Oct to 10th Oct - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Zenith Theatre, Chatswood NSW


Engaging workshops and presentations by leading guest speakers including Julie Spithill, Jeanell Carrigan, Rachelle Schmidt Adnum, Nick Peterson, Daphne Proietto, Dr Jennifer MacRitchie, Deborah Batley, Joanne Burrows, Michelle Leonard OAM and Paul Myatt.

Keynote address by Australian composer George Palmer AM QC – Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of NSW

Official Opening by Mark Coure MP

Registrations are open to members and non members of the Association and will be open soon.

Fees – 2 day conference ticket – members $205 – non members $275
Fees – 1 day conference ticket – members $135 – non members $185

Full details of presentations and registrations to come – watch this space!

Newcastle AGM and Jingle and Mingle

9th Dec - 10:30 am - 3:00 pm


Newcastle AGM and Jingle & Mingle
Wednesday 9th 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 and RSVP, contact Evans Chuang (evans@ecmusic.com.au)