For Students

Each year there are a number of performance opportunities that students of members or non-members may enter, including:

  • Junior Music Festivals
  • Student Concerts
  • Masterclasses
  • Scholarships

Junior music festivals

The Junior Music Festivals were introduced in 1995, with the aim of offering young music students the opportunity to perform in a friendly, relaxed and encouraging environment.  They are held in various locations throughout Sydney and also Newcastle and Wollongong.

Student Concerts

Student concerts provide students with an opportunity to play in front of a friendly audience. They are held in various locations in Sydney, Newcastle and the Illawarra. For information about upcoming masterclasses, see the Events page.


Masterclasses are an opportunity for students and teachers to learn together from great teachers and performers. They are held in various locations. For information about upcoming masterclasses, see the Events page.


The MTA offers various scholarships on a regular basis to encourage performance experience and further study opportunities for aspiring young musicians and vocalists. These scholarships are offered in a variety of instrumental and vocal fields. Some scholarships are offered every year, and some are offered in alternate years.

Student membership

Student membership is available to full-time music students enrolled in a recognised tertiary undergraduate diploma or degree course. Student members receive discounted membership, and can be fully involved in all MTA activities.