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 (evans@ecmusic.com.au) and Newcastle Branch Secretary, Ann Hartsuyker (consortmusicale@gmail.com).

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:  Illawarra@musicnsw.com.au


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.

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)

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 jazz pianist Julie Spithill, technology specialist Ray Partridge, Australian composer George Palmer AM, Deborah Batley (NSW Chair of ASME) and more.

Full details 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)