Professional Development

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:


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.

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!