Newcastle Branch

Since its inception in 1981, the Newcastle Branch has been responsible for delivering a varied and exciting program for the teachers in the Hunter region and their students.

Our annual program includes:

  • Annual workshops in Newcastle, Muswellbrook & Maitland
  • Junior Music Festival in June of each year
  • Quarterly student concerts on Thursday evenings in Adamstown, since 2007
  • Professional Learning seminars throughout the year
  • Sponsorship of the Lake Macquarie Eisteddfod instrumental sections in September
  • Sponsorship of the MTA NSW Piano Scholarships: Nan Price Memorial & Joyce Blewitt Award, at the Newcastle Music Festival in August
  • Masterclasses and Meet the Artists programs with Musica Viva
  • Social activities, discounted concert tickets and fundraising events
  • Annual General Meeting in December



President: Sarah Harden

Vice President: Kay Lane

Treasurer: Caroline Hill

Secretary: Ann Hartsuyker-Accardi

Committee members:

  • Anthea Harrington
  • Sally Roper
  • Elizabeth Evans