Events for Students

Student Workshop Series

20th May - All Day


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 20th May in Newcastle

Saturday 2nd June at Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music, Muswellbrook

Sunday 21st October at Hunter Valley Grammar School, Maitland

For student registration and audience ticketing, visit:

www.trybooking.com/TRBV

For more information, contact Michael Power (michael.power@live.com.au)

MTA NSW Piano Scholarships - sponsored by the Newcastle Branch

11th Aug - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, Newcastle NSW


MTA NSW Piano Scholarships, sponsored by the Newcastle Branch

Saturday 11th August 2018, 10am to 1pm at

Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music

Laman Street Newcastle

For the first time, the scholarships will incorporate both the Nan Price Memorial Scholarship and the Joyce Blewitt Award, providing two competitive sections for young pianists.

Nan Price was a renowned pianist, teacher and examiner who performed often as an accompanist and was an exceptional sight-reader. A graduate of the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney, Price went on to teach at the Conservatorium of Music in Newcastle, having lived there as a child.

Following the establishment of Newcastle’s branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of NSW, Price conducted numerous workshops and masterclasses for the association, which were highly sought after amongst the music community. Her explicit teaching and high standards were key to the success of the workshops. Price was also well-respected for her expertise in performing works by Beethoven.

In Price’s legacy, the Music Teachers’ Association of NSW (Newcastle Branch) established an annual award in her name, awarding over twenty successful recipients since her passing. Alumni of the award include pianists Frances Ross, Michael Power, William Cesta and Nicholas Kennedy who have all gone on to pursue careers in music.

In 2018, The Music Teachers’ Association of NSW is proud to present the piano scholarships as part of the Newcastle Music Festival program. Details of the two divisions and performance requirements will be available via the Newcastle Music Festival and MTA NSW websites.

The Music Teachers’ Association of NSW will welcome a guest pianist adjudicate the competition and announce the award winners for 2018.

Attendance is free and all members of the public are welcome.

For entrant registration, visit www.trybooking.com/TRBV

For more information, contact Michael Power (michael.power@live.com.au)

Masterclass with Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Piano Trio

17th Nov - All Day
Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, Newcastle NSW


Saturday 17th November at

Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music

Laman Street Newcastle

Proudly sponsored by Musica Viva

Join members of the Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Piano Trio as they lead advanced young musicians in a public masterclass. This is an opportunity for both student, teacher and audience member to delight in the teachings of the international musicians as soloists and chamber musicians.

Student participation is limited and is by application only.

For applications to apply, visit www.trybooking.com/TRBV

For more information, contact Michael Power (michael.power@live.com.au)