AUSTA News 2022

Book Launch: Molto AUSTA

May 13th, 2022 by AUSTA Admin

Molto Austa: a historical overview of the Australian Strings Association Susan Pierotti Order your copy now! Orders close Fri 17/06/22 $30 (collect at conference) $45 (posted) The Australian Strings Association (AUSTA) has a diverse membership of teachers, students, players and makers of stringed instruments. AUSTA began with a few enthusiastic string teachers at a seminar in 1975. It rapidly developed thriving chapters in all states, delivered workshops and conferences, and organised tours by overseas guest artists and tours overseas by AUSTA members. It has survived fluctuating membership numbers, financial pressures and the opening and closing of state chapters. Its members…


EBM Insurance Partnership

January 12th, 2022 by Emily Dittman

EBM Insurance Partnership EBM Insurance & Risk is Australian owned and operated and has a dedicated team that supports musicians, dealers, teachers and students with cover for their instruments.   AUSTA members can now access an exclusive insurance offer from EBM Insurance & Risk. This offer applies whether your instrument is at home or in transit and includes: no claim discount (if no claims made during past 3 years) free climatic conditions cover (if instrument is under $100,000) reduced broker fee from $90.00 to $50.00 p/y support in the event of a claim. Read more about how to access this offer…


2021 AGM Reports

November 30th, 2021 by Emily Dittman
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2021 AGM

October 27th, 2021 by Emily Dittman

The Annual General Meeting of the Australian Strings Association Limited (AUSTA) will be held on Thursday November 25 at 8.00 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time. Notice is hereby given that the 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held online via Zoom on Thursday November 25 at 8:00 pm AEDT. Members who would like to participate should contact Emily Dittman (AUSTA National Administrator) by email admin@austa.asn.au for advice and access to the relevant Zoom links. The audited financial statements will be made available to members on the website prior to the meeting. Members who would like to nominate a proxy can…


2021 Advertising Policy

December 2nd, 2020 by Karen Kyriakou

Advertising Policy (as of December 2020) Download the Advertising Policy HERE  Social Media and advertising are integral to the development and promotion of AUSTA. Advertising opportunities are available in the following categories: Stringendo – click for more information Email advertising (via Mailchimp) to our membership of over 900 string players, teachers and industry professionals Social Media (Facebook) Email advertising (via MailChimp) AUSTA Members email advertising: $50 per chapter, with a total cap of $200, plus GST. For events and services only (not products or retail services). job advertisements, summer schools, concerts, masterclasses etc. Schools will need to be a member…


Barry Green – 2021 International Presenter – Rescheduled Australian Tour. CANCELLED

July 1st, 2019 by Karen Kyriakou

AUSTA is sad to announce that is has made the decision to CANCEL the 2021 tour of Barry Green. This difficult decision was made due to continuing difficult travel conditions. Barry Green served as Principal Bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony for 28 years. He is a former Executive Director of the International Society of Bassists, and currently teaches at The Ohio State University and at high schools in Cincinnati. Green has been a professor of bass at U. of Calif. Santa Cruz and U. of Cincinnati CCM and has written 3 bass method books and many solo recordings. As a…


The National Conference dates moved to Friday 1 July – Monday 4 July 2022

March 28th, 2019 by Gina De Francesco

After much discussion, the National Executive has decided to delay the next National Conference to 2022. This gives time for us to better understand what the future of conferences and large gatherings will be, and to work safely with our sponsors, international presenters and of course our members, in order to provide the best conference under whatever circumstances may be at play. The conference will be held in Melbourne and the dates have been confirmed as Friday July 1 – Monday July 4, 2022. Please make a note in your forward planner, and we look forward to seeing you there.


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