AUSTA News 2024

Barbara Hornung

March 28th, 2022 by AUSTA Conference

Barbara Hornung

New Music from the Pandemic

Session: A performance of captivating music composed in 2021. Featured are three excellent Australian composers, Dr Roger Alsop, Melvyn Cann and Dr Johanna Selleck. Performers: Barbara Hornung – Viola,...


EBM Insurance Partnership

January 12th, 2022 by Emily Dittman

EBM Insurance Partnership

EBM Insurance & Risk is Australian owned and operated and...


2021 AGM Reports

November 30th, 2021 by Emily Dittman

The AUSTA AGM took place on Thursday November 25 online via Zoom. Relevant reports can be found below:   To read or download the Presidents Report for the 2021 AGM click HERE To read or download the Treasurer Report for the 2021 AGM click HERE To read or download the Stringendo Report for the 2021 AGM click


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...


Viola Resource List

October 12th, 2021 by Emily Dittman

VIOLA RESOURCE LIST for AUSTA NSW presentation, Disclaimer – this list provides a broad range of resources for teachers and students of viola. It’s possible that this list can also later be able to be made available on the AUSTA and/or the Australian New Zealand viola society websites and updated from time to time. The exclusion of any resource...


2020 AGM Reports

November 30th, 2020 by Karen Kyriakou

The AUSTA AGM took place on Thursday November 26 online via Zoom. Relevant reports can be found below:   To read or download the Presidents Report for the 2020 AGM click HERE To read or download the Treasurer Report for the 2020 AGM click HERE To read or download the Stringendo Report for the 2020 AGM click HERE To...


AUSTA National Administrator – Job Description

September 30th, 2020 by Karen Kyriakou

AUSTA National Administrator   -  Job Description The Australian Strings Association (AUSTA) is a professional association of teachers, players and makers of bowed string instruments which promotes excellence in all aspects of performance, teaching, conducting and string instrument making. AUSTA aims to inspire and support students, amateurs and professionals and also to facilitate communication at local, national and...


SA Mini Conference 14/15/March 20 Report by Samantha Raftery

September 3rd, 2020 by Agnes Weinstein

AUSTA SA Mini Conference 14/15thMarch 2020   Over the course of the mid-March weekend, the South Australian branch of AUSTA was fortunate enough to have Robin Wilson lead us through a mini conference, comprised of presentations, discussions and masterclasses. This provided a wonderful opportunity for young string players to develop their skills as performers. Music educators were also treated to a number...


Polycorde Bow

June 24th, 2020 by Charlie McCarthy

https://www.polycordebow.com/shop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Etqw2HBJgE This fun and innovative new take on a 500 year old design allows the player to switch between single string playing and multi-string sustained chordal playing in an instant. With a minimal learning curve it is possible to operate the leverage system in the frog and play full bodied chords along with single string melody whilst you are playing....


AUSTA WA Facebook Group

February 5th, 2020 by WA Chapter

In addition to the AUSTA WA Facebook page, (which is largely for AUSTA events, member news and opportunities posted by AUSTA Social Media managers) we have started a page AUSTA WA Group which is for members of the group and others to post freely in regard to anything of interest to the string community.  All responsibility lies with those...


AUSTA WA Group page

February 5th, 2020 by Helen Tuckey

In addition to the AUSTA WA Facebook page, we have started a page AUSTA WA Group which is for members of the group and others to post freely in regard to anything of interest to the string community.  All responsibility lies with those who post and is not the responsibility of AUSTA WA.


2020 AUSTA Q Reading Day and AGM

January 27th, 2020 by Alexander Jamieson

Registration for AUSTA Q Reading Day now open.


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...


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. https://www.trybooking.com/BCJXN


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 - BRAHMS This year the Australian String Quartet commissioned Australian composer Kate Moore to write a new string quartet. Entitled


DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER!

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


DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER!

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! trybooking.com/499298


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...


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

March 24th, 2019 by WA Chapter

On an Apple Computer in Calendar File > New Calendar Subscription Copy and paste this link   In the iPhone Calendar app: Tap Calendars (centre of bottom line) Add Calendar (bottom left)>Add Subscription Calendar Copy and paste this link