Events

Shirley Paton Scholarship 2021

1st Jul - 12:00 am


Shirley Paton was an extraordinary pianist who achieved recognition early in her career and eventually became a performer for the ABC. As a young student, she won the 1937 Empire Scholarship that enabled her to study for three years at Trinity College London. The Shirley Paton Memorial Scholarship has been created in her memory.

The purpose of the scholarship is to further the career of a promising pianist and provide the means for a series of lessons that will enhance and advance the winner’s chances of pursuing a concert career. The suggested minimum level for entry be Licentiate or equivalent.

Please download the entry requirements, prepare your recording and register online by 1st July 2021.

Please see full details of entry on the Scholarships page.

Members meet

13th Jul to 13th Jul - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Urban Artisans’ Cafe, Ashfield


Members Meet
Join your community in these ‘member meets’. Contact the MTA NSW Office to reserve your place, and join in on the conversation!

Tues 13 Jul 10am-12pm
Urban Artisans Cafe, Shop F1 Ashfield Mall, 260A Liverpool Rd Ashfield

Online Examinations: what teachers need to know

25th Jul to 25th Jul - 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Burwood Park Community Centre, Burwood NSW


Dr Rita  Crews OAM Chief Examiner [Theory] AMEB will present the session 

Online Examinations: what teachers need to know. 

The AMEB now has online examinations in all grades of Theory and Musicianship as well as grades Preliminary to 4 of Music Craft  

In this session, Rita will show examples of the type of questions candidates can expect  with a focus on what the examiners are looking for and how the questions are marked.  

Latest AMEB theory publications will be available to view, along with other recommended resources.

Tickets Members $45 and Non Members $65.  Closing date 5 July, 2021.  Registrations https://www.trybooking.com/BQNCG

Please contact the office if you require any assistance with registrations.

This is a ‘live’ event and if impacted by any Covid restrictions, participants will be informed of any changes to numbers or venue.

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This session may count towards Teacher Identified Professional Development hours for accreditation purposes.  A Certificate of Completion is available upon request.

Errol Collins Award

7th Aug to 7th Aug - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


This award is open to violin and viola students residing in NSW.  Maximum age limit is 23 years (inclusive) at the time of the award competition.

Winner of previous year is NOT eligible to enter the following year, but may enter again the year after that.

Full regulations and conditions here

Bookings https://www.trybooking.com/BSBWS

Closing date 30 July, 2021

MTA Piano Scholarships

7th Aug to 7th Aug - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


This Scholarship is sponsored by the Newcastle Committee and is open to piano students residing in NSW.

Joyce Blewitt Award:  Grade 6-8 (or equivalent).  Maximum age limit for this award is 18 years.

Nan Price Memorial Scholarship:  Certificate and Diploma (or equivalent).  Maximum age limit is 23 years.

Closing date 30 July, 2021

Regulations and conditions here

Bookings https://www.trybooking.com/BSBWS

Wendy Ireland Award

7th Aug to 7th Aug - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


This award is open to cello students residing in NSW.  Maximum age limit is 18 years (inclusive).  Maximum age will be determined at the office date of performance.

Winner of the previous year is NOT eligible to enter the following year but may enter again the year after that.

Full regulations and conditions here

Bookings https://www.trybooking.com/BSBWS

Closing date 30 July, 2021

Junior Music Festival Killara

15th Aug to 15th Aug - 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Music Room, Killara


JMF Conditions 2021

The 2021 Junior Music Festival Newcastle will be held on Sunday 20th June.  Entries will be accepted via TryBooking.
Please click on this link for entries https://www.trybooking.com/BRCWY

Due to Covid restrictions on audience members in all venues, tickets will be required to be pre-purchased for all audience members including children.  Audience tickets will not be available at the door.  Audience tickets are available through the Trybooking link.

Teachers please ensure you fill out one booking sheet per studio and make your parents aware of the new pre-purchased audience ticket requirements.

Full regulations and conditions are attached above.

Adamstown Student Concert

26th Aug to 26th Aug - All Day
Adamstown Uniting Church, Adamstown


Conference 2021 - Inspire

24th Sep to 25th Sep - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Zenith Theatre, Chatswood NSW


https://www.inspire2021.com.au/

Engaging workshops and presentations by leading guest speakers including Julie Spithill, Dr Jeanell Carrigan AM, Rachelle Schmidt-Adnum, Nick Peterson, Daphne Proietto, Anthony Chmiel, Patrick O’Donnell, Deborah Batley, Joanne Burrows, Michelle Leonard OAM, Paul Myatt, Dr Rita Crews OAM and Katie Zhukov

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

Registrations are open to members and non members of the Association

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 here

For those needing accommodation the Mantra at Chatswood are offering a 15% discount.  This booking can only be made online.  Please contact the office for details on how to claim this discount.

Adamstown Student Concerts

28th Oct to 28th Oct - All Day
Adamstown Uniting Church, Adamstown