Patrons' Afternoon Tea

18th Apr - 2:00 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 on 

Sunday 18th April 2021 at 2pm 

at Rita’s home 10 Rostherne Ave Croydon. 

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

There is no charge but please let the office know if you are coming so Rita will know how many cakes to make! 

To register:  

Contact the office:  info@musicnsw.com.au 

or call Mary on 9570 1436   


contact Rita:  rcrews@ozemail.com.au 

9744 2654 


Student Concert - Illawarra

23rd May to 23rd May - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Nowra School of Arts, Nowra

Entry Form – Illawarra
Student Concert Concert at Nowra School of Arts Berry Street Nowra NSW on Sunday 23rd May 2021 commencing 2.p.m.
Please ensure your entries are in by the closing date of Monday 10th May 2021 as NO late entries will be received.
The concert at this stage has minimum spaces available .  Forward  entries to the Concert Co-Ordinator Tania McGrath as per the Entry Form Details.
Please note the Covid19 restrictions and regulations apply at this stage.
I have not heard any more details from Facility Officer Shoalhaven City Council re any changes to their Covid19 plans as specified on the Entry Form.
Ensure everyone attending pays direct deposit into the Bank Account as detailed on the Entry Form.
No cash permitted on the premises as number of guests are required for Covid19 reasons.
Parents, students and families may pay  entry admission through their teacher if that is convenient for them to do so, otherwise follow entry form details.
Any concerns to this email address;  illawarra@outlook.net.au or Mobile; 0438-098-347.

Adamstown Student Concert

3rd Jun to 3rd Jun - All Day
Adamstown Uniting Church, Adamstown

Teaching the Meter Matters

6th Jun to 6th Jun - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Inala School, Cherrybrook NSW

Andrea Calilhanna will present the session  

Teaching the Meter Matters 

Andrea will share recent research on the meter, discuss how this impacts the pedagogy of meter and demonstrate her broad and flexible three-step process through which to teach the meter. Don’t miss out! 

Andrea Calilhanna is a PhD candidate at Western Sydney University’s MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development (Brain Sciences). Andrea has been on the Council of the MTA NSW for over 10 years and has taught music in both the studio and classroom for more than 30 years. In 2018, she was awarded a Master of Music (Musicology) at The University of Sydney, Sydney Conservatorium of Music (SCM) for her research on the pedagogy of musical meter with school-age students ‘Teaching Music Meter to School-Age Students Through the Ski-Hill Graph’. During her studies at SCM she founded and co-ordinated the SCM’s Meter Symposiums 2016-2018, presented a number of conference papers and published research. Her recent research has led to a number of publications on the study of meter and traditional music of Nigeria (Igbo Tribe) where she and her Nigerian colleagues introduced mathematical music theory into Africa. In a relaxed, discussion-based workshop.

Tickets Members $45 Non Members $65.  Registrations close 17 May 2021.  To register https://www.trybooking.com/BQNBO

If you require any assistance with registration please contact the office.

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


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

Newcastle Junior Music Festival

20th Jun to 20th Jun - All Day
Adamstown Uniting Church, Adamstown

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.

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.


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

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


Engaging workshops and presentations by leading guest speakers including Julie Spithill, Dr Jeanell Carrigan AM, 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

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.  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