Welcome to the SA Chapter of AUSTA.

We run Termly Student Workshops for String Ensemble Playing for beginners to Grade 4.

We are always very happy to have suggestions for future events please feel free to email our president Fiona Patten at

January 2020 Report

During 2019 AUSTA SA we busy with multiple events in August and September including:

  • Professional development workshops with Elizabeth Layton and Stephan Richter
  • Student ensemble workshops
  • Adults Only String Orchestra workshops with Lachlan Bramble
  • Improvisation workshop with Stephan Richter
  • Double Bass workshop with Robert Nairne

We welcome new committee member Julia Norman and thank our outgoing committee members Jennifer Eime and Kathy Wozniczka. I would like to particularly thank Agnes Weinstein, our outgoing president, for her efforts over the last few years as secretary and then president of AUSTA SA. Agnes will continue on the committee as treasurer and I value her support and dedication.

2020 is shaping up to be an exciting and busy year for AUSTA SA! We already have many events planned including:

  • Mini-conference in March with presenters from the AUSTA National Executive and Robin Wilson.
  • Workshops and PD sessions with Barry Green
  • Student ensemble workshops
  • Improvisation workshop with Julian Ferreretto and Rachel Johnston

We aim to provide South Australian string players and teachers with events that support and build a sense of community as well as developing their skills and confidence to go out and make a difference through their music.

—Fiona Patten


November 2019 Report

On November 17th we had our final String Orchestra Workshop for this year.


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Past Events


15feb(feb 15)9:30 AM16(feb 16)5:00 PMROBIN WILSON Mini Conference in Adelaide


17nov2:00 AM4:45 AMTerm 4 String Orchestra Workshop