Interactive Program

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The program is correct at the time of publishing. The organisers reserve the right to delete, modify or alter items from the program or to delete, modify or alter any aspect of the Conference timetabling and delivery at their sole discretion and without notice. Neither the host organisation nor the meeting organisers will accept any liability for any loss or inconvenience caused to any party consequent to such changes. Events marked * are not AUSTA conference events and are not included in conference registration. Links to tickets for these events are on the website. The AUSTA Conference Dinner is also a separate ticketed AUSTA event, along with the violin master classes pre-Conference, and the AUSTA Big Cello Day Out on July 11.

 

Saturday July 7

8:30 am   Registration for ABODA conducting workshops

9:00 am   Additional Events (User pays)

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm SIMPLY FOR STRINGS HALL AUSTA  Conference Registration opens with refreshments and entertainment. Meet and greet social event.

7:30 pm WAYO* with Singapore Music Makers @ Perth Concert Hall  (Mahler) More Information & Book Tickets

 

Sunday July 8

8:30 am Registration SIMPLY FOR STRINGS HALL

Session 1.1     9:00 am AMEB HALL
Welcome with dignitaries and guests, including:

– Henry Boston (Chamber of Arts and Culture WA)
– Tze Law Chan (Singapore Orchestra of the Music Makers)
– Brian Finlayson (Austria)
– Janet Holmes à Court AC
– Matthew Hughes MP (representing the WA Minister for the Arts)
– Mark Laycock (USA)
– Joon Bae Park (Korea)
– John Shayler ESTA UK

AUSTA Awards – State and National

10:30 am Morning Tea and Trade Display

Session 1.2
11:00am AMEB HALL  Keynote Lecture Brian Finlayson
12:00 pm Presentation: New Online Teaching Course – Philip Aird and Richard Crozier, ESTA

12:30 pm    Lunch and Trade Display   Poster Presentation 1

Session 1.3 1:30pm AMEB HALL Keynote LectureMark Laycock

Session 1.4 AMEB HALL
Australian String Quartet
In performance and discussion with old and new sounds on their Guadagnini instruments

3:30 pm     Afternoon Tea and Trade Display

Session 1.5
Instrumental Forums

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In a series of mini sessions for each instrument with a smorgasborg of topics and activities, these forums are designed to create a sharing of ideas and information between presenters and discussion leaders and all participants to expand our overall collection of ideas for teaching various aspects of instrumental pedagogy. Please bring your instruments if you have them. For more information, click on the links as they become active.

Violin Forum AMEB HALL : moderator Zoë van Drunen
Viola Forum MARY KERR ROOM : moderator Kierstan Arkleysmith
Cello Forum PIRASTRO ROOM : moderators Helen Holt and Louise Butler
Bass Forum FR LYNCH STUDIO : moderators Nicole Strohfeldt and Christine Reitzenstein

Last Red Cat leaves WACA at 6:26 pm

7:00pm CONFERENCE DINNER**
(pre-dinner drinks at 6:30pm) at Travelodge Hotel  Book Tickets

 

Monday July 9

8:30 am Registration SIMPLY FOR STRINGS HALL

Session 2.1   9:00am
·     AMEB HALL Monday Morning Strategies: Practical suggestions for improving your orchestra – Mark Laycock

.      PIRASTRO ROOM Set Up for Success: The Right HandBrian Finlayson

·       MARY KERR ROOM The Power of Play: Strategies for the studio violin teacher – Sheau-Fang Low

·       FR LYNCH STUDIO An introduction to Pereira Cello Technique – David Pereira

·        Luthiers Meeting hosted by Helen Tuckey and Susan Pierotti SIMPLY FOR STRINGS HALL

10:30 am Morning Tea and Trade Display

Session 2.2     11:00am
·        AMEB HALL Running a Successful Beginner Program – Loreta Fin

·        PIRASTRO ROOM Violin masterclass (advanced masterclass)Brian Finlayson

·        MARY KERR ROOM My Brilliant Career: career development – Teaching, playing, managing successfully in a variety of employment environments: studio, franchise, school, community.

.        FR LYNCH STUDIO Improvising and Electric ViolinRupert Guenther

12:00 pm AMEB HALL Book Launch Loreta Fin

12:30 pm    Lunch and Trade Display

Session 2.3    1:30 pm
·        AMEB HALL School Orchestra Workshop (Intermediate) – Mark Laycock

·       PIRASTRO ROOM  Demonstration lesson (AMEB Grade 3 primary aged student) – Brian Finlayson

·        MARY KERR ROOM Coping with accompanists: Keys to successful collaborations – Gaby Gunders

·        FR LYNCH STUDIO Pedagogy tuition in Australian tertiary education – Goetz Richter

Session 2.4    2:30pm
.       AMEB HALL
Ten Strategies for Reinvigorating Rehearsals– Mark Laycock

·       PIRASTRO ROOM Bass masterclass – Robert Nairn.

·       MARY KERR ROOM Facilitating composition with your string ensemble – Karen Kyriakou

.       FR LYNCH STUDIO The Art of Vocal Fingering – fingering/string choices based on voice leading – Donald Maurice

3:30 pm    Afternoon Tea and Trade Display

Session 2.5
Instrumental Forums
4:00 pm – 6:00

In a series of mini sessions for each instrument with a smorgasborg of topics and activities, these forums are designed to create a sharing of ideas and information between presenters and discussion leaders and all participants to expand our overall collection of ideas for teaching various aspects of instrumental pedagogy. Please bring your instruments if you have them. For more information, click on the links as they become active.

Violin Forum : AMEB HALL moderator Zoë van Drunen
Viola Forum: MARY KERR ROOM moderator Kierstan Arkleysmith
Cello Forum: PIRASTO ROOM moderators Helen Holt and Louise Butler
Bass Forum: FR LUNCH STUDIO moderators Nicole Strohfeldt and Christine Reitzenstein

Last Red Cat leaves WACA at 6:45 pm

7:00pm AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET* PERFORMANCE at Government House Ballroom   More Information   Book Tickets

 

Tuesday July 10

8:30 am     Registration SIMPLY FOR STRINGS HALL

Session 3.1    9:00 am

·      AMEB HALL School Orchestra Repertoire Reading Session – ‪ Mark Laycock
Bring your instruments to read through a variety of levels of tried-and-true School Orchestra music!

    PIRASTRO ROOM

  • Set Up for Success: The Left Hand (equipment and accessories) – Brian Finlayson

·       MARY KERR ROOM Teaching music theory to strings – Lorraine Chai. Two identical repeat sessions, 9am and 9.45 am

·        FR LYNCH STUDIO Early Music – Two non-identical sessions, 9am and 9.45 am – Patrice Connelly, chair, including Robert Nairn,
Donald Maurice and others

10:30 am    Morning Tea and Trade Display

Session 3.2    11:00 am
·        AMEB HALL School Orchestra Workshop (Advanced) – Mark Laycock

·      PIRASTRO ROOM   Demonstration lesson with Grade 6 AMEB student Brian Finlayson

·        MARY KERR ROOM Vamoosh! Creative ideas for beginners – Thomas Gregory

·        FR LUNCH STUDIO Lower Strings MethodologyRobert Nairn and Alvin Wong

·        Retailers Meeting hosted by Gina De Francesco, Helen Tuckey and Susan Pierotti (Simply for Strings Hall)

12:00 pm   Poster Presentation 2

12:30 pm    Lunch and Trade Display

Session 3.3    1:30 pm AMEB HALL
·        Pablo Ferrández 
performance, interview by panel with Alvin Wong and other cellists

3:00 pm   Afternoon Tea

Session 3.4   3:30 pm AMEB HALL
AUSTA Forum: Set up for Success  Helen Tuckey and other presenters for an exciting, future-focussed session.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm SIMPLY FOR STRINGS HALL  Conference wind-up and farewells with drinks and finger food

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