AUSTA News 2019

Barry Green – 2020 International Presenter – Australian Tour.

July 1st, 2019 by Karen Kyriakou

AUSTA is proud to announce Barry Green as the 2020 International Presenter who will be touring Australia in May and June, 2020. AUSTA is currently developing the schedule this tour, so watch this space for updates and locations of workshops and presentations in your state! Specific dates for each state chapter to be advised nt he coming months.Barry is...

Australian Luthiers and Archetiers Congress 13 – 20 July 2019

July 1st, 2019 by Sophias Strings

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AUSTA Q String Festival and Concerto Competition Now Open!

May 25th, 2019 by Alexander Jamieson

Registration is open for the much anticipated 2019 Strings Festival and Concerto Competition!Head over to the trybooking link below for all the details and information.

ASQ’s Exclusive 2-4-1 Ticket Offer for Members!

May 16th, 2019 by Karen Kyriakou

The ASQ are offering two tickets for the price of one as an exclusive AUSTA members offer.MOORE - BEETHOVEN - BRAHMSThis year the Australian String Quartet commissioned Australian composer Kate Moore to write a new string quartet. Entitled Cicadidae, the work is a quintessentially Australian work, evoking sounds of an Australian summer evening relatable to us all. The ASQ tours...


May 15th, 2019 by TAS Chapter

ANAM Faculty member Karen Kyriakou presents a practical PD session for instrumental teachers of all instruments who teach groups or direct ensembles. The session will be held at the Dudley Clarke Performing Arts Centre, Hutchins School Hobart on Saturday 25 May from 3.00pm - 5.00pm.
See the flyer for more information.
For bookings visit:


May 15th, 2019 by David Sanzone

ANAM Faculty member Karen Kyriakou presents a practical PD for instrumental teachers in Hobart on Saturday 25 May. Book now!

Save the Date – AUSTA National Conference 2-5 July 2021

March 28th, 2019 by Gina De Francesco

The dates for the AUSTA 2021 National Conference have been confirmed so make a note in your forward planner.

Friday 2 – Monday 5 July 2021.
  • Friday - pre-conference events and welcome function.
  • Saturday through Monday - conference program and events.
Keep watching the website for more information.Members will receive regular updates on the conference.Log in to check your membership status...

See the AUSTA WA Calendar on your iPad or iPhone Calendar app

March 24th, 2019 by WA Chapter

  1. Tap Settings→Passwords and Accounts
  2. Tap Add Account (near the bottom)
  3. Tap Other (near the bottom)
  4. Tap Add Subscribed Calendar (near the bottom)
  5. Type or paste:
  6. Tap Next. …
  7. The calendar appears on the calendar list in the Calendar app.
You can show or hide it in the Calendar app. Click “Calendars” and select the...


March 17th, 2019 by Jennifer Eime

TERM 1 ADELAIDE STUDENT STRING ORCHESTRA WORKSHOP Including Adult student group. St Peter’s Girls School, Stonyfell Rd. Stonyfell. Sunday 31 March 2-4.30 Email for music and information

AUSTA SA Adelaide Student String Orchestra Workshop

March 17th, 2019 by Jennifer Eime

Term 1  Adelaide Student String Orchestra Workshopincluding Adult student groupSunday 31st March  2 - 4:30St Peter's Girls School,Stonyfell Rd,StonyfellEmail for music and information

Loreta Fin 2018 Conference notes retraction

March 13th, 2019 by Loreta Fin

It has come to my attention that one of the papers I authored and presented at the 2018 AUSTA National String Conference in Perth and included on the AUSTA Website Resources page was flagged as problematic with regards to copyright and permission of some elements of the content. The paper indeed contained images that acknowledge the author Barbara Barber,...

WA Charity Orchestra

February 10th, 2019 by James Charles

Applications for the WA Charity Orchestra’s April 2019-February 2020 season are now open.WACO ensembles give musicians unique opportunities to make a difference in the community and perform quality repertoire at a high standard. WACO strives to create the best music possible as they fulfil their mission, changing lives through music. To ensure the ensembles are of a high standard and...

AUSTA VIC – 40 Years of Newsletters

January 24th, 2019 by VIC Chapter

The first AUSTA VIC Newsletter was published at the end of  1978 and covered AUSTA events of 1979.The very first newsletter included a report on the National Executive meeting held in November 1978, details about a "Play-In" held in February of 1979 (costing $1.00 per session for adults and 50 cents for students) and a list of Summer Schools...

AUSTA VIC – Card Payments

January 24th, 2019 by VIC Chapter

Did you know that AUSTA VIC can now accept card payments at our events?  If payments are accepted at the door, then cash AND card payments can now be processed.

Please note: Events such as the Strings Performers Festival, Paul McDermott Scholarship, VCE Masterclass & String Orchestra Festival require pre-purchase of tickets due to limited numbers.

North Qld Celebration of Strings

September 6th, 2018 by QLD Chapter

Celebration of Strings 2018

5 Exciting Orchestras!

Workshops Friday 19 October - Sunday 21 October

culminating in a Concert on Sunday 21 October 3:00 pm 

Open to String Students up to Year 8 at School

Registration: Bookings close on Friday 21st SeptemberFor further information contact: Stephen Frewen-Lord -

AUSTA Patron Richard Gill Honoured

August 8th, 2018 by Gina De Francesco

AUSTA patron Richard Gill has recently received an Arts Leadership Award.Angus McPherson's article, recently published in Limelight  tells the story.Read the article

Conference Session Notes

August 3rd, 2018 by Gina De Francesco

Notes from the National Conference Sessions are being updated progressively.New today, session notes for the Violin Forums (1.5 & 2.5) and the Set UP For Success Forum (3.4).Go to the Interactive Program to link to the notes.

AUSTA NSW Report May 2018

May 11th, 2018 by NSW Chapter

NSW Report May 2018We have had a quiet start to the year as we have had a change of president and some new committee members so we have had a lot to learn very quickly.We have a busy few months ahead, with our annual String Festival in June and a pedagogy talk by Goetz Richter in May.Some highlights of...


May 10th, 2018 by ACT Chapter

We have had a fairly quiet start to the year with just one event so far. We held a Bowing Workshop with Rosemary Macphail presenting a session called ‘To Bounce or Not to Bounce – That is the Question?’A variety of violinists, both teachers and students and some cellists came and found that 2 hours disappeared very quickly when...