Interactive Program

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 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 and coffee

Session 1.1     9:00 am
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)
– ESTA guest TBC

AUSTA Awards – State and National

10:30 am Morning Tea and Trade Display

Session 1.2
11:00am  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 Keynote LectureMark Laycock

Session 1.4
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
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Presenters TBC
– Violin Forum
– Viola Forum
– Cello Forum
– Bass Forum
Mini sessions for each instrument with a smorgasbord of topics and activities.

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 and coffee

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

.      Set Up for Success: The Right HandBrian Finlayson

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

·       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
·        Running a Successful Beginner Program – Loreta Fin

·        Violin masterclass (intermediate to advanced) – Brian Finlayson

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

.        Improvising and Electric ViolinRupert Guenther

12:00 pm Book Launch Loreta Fin

12:30 pm    Lunch and Trade Display

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

·        Demonstration lesson (primary aged student) – Brian Finlayson

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

·        Pedagogy tuition in Australian tertiary education – Goetz Richter

Session 2.4    2:30pm
.       
Ten Strategies for Reinvigorating Rehearsals– Mark Laycock
·       Bass masterclass – Robert Nairn.     
·       Facilitating composition with your string ensemble – Karen Kyraikou
.       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
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Presenters TBC
– Violin Forum
– Viola Forum
– Cello Forum
– Bass Forum
Mini sessions for each instrument with a smorgasbord of topics and activities.

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 and coffee

Session 3.1    9:00 am

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

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

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

·        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    10:30 am
·         School Orchestra Workshop (Advanced) – Mark Laycock

·        Demonstration lesson (primary aged student) – Brian Finlayson

·        Vamoosh! Creative ideas for beginners – Thomas Gregory

·        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
·        Pablo Ferrández 
performance, interview by panel with Alvin Wong and other cellists

3:00 pm   Afternoon Tea

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

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

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