Trade opportunities at the AUSTA 2018 National Conference
Bookings can now be made for trade tables at the Conference.
Full or half tables are available. For details see the traders page.
The left hand – harnessing the power of the thumb
Professor Jan Sedivka, who had few peers in his knowledge of the workings of the left hand, left an important legacy of thought on the subject. Here are some of his ideas on tackling the problem of left hand asymmetry. Gleaned from my experience in teaching as his assistant for ten years and also from the video tapes he made in the early eighties, this brings together at least some of his ideas in what I hope will be an ongoing set of articles. In playing the instrument, we are required to reach a note or a group of notes…
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Australian Honours for Elizabeth Morgan AM
AUSTA Founding Chair and Patron, Elizabeth Morgan has been recognised in the 2013 Australian Queen’s Birthday Australian Honours List with an AM (Member of the Order of Australia). Most ‘AUSTA-LIANS’ and others in the string community know Elizabeth Morgan as a highly respected trailblazer in the area of string playing and music education in Australia. In a career spanning half a century, she has also been a performer, conductor, clinician, adjudicator, editor and consultant. Elizabeth’s efforts have been a major influence in advancing musical culture in Australia. Not only has she spearheaded numerous campaigns that have improved the quality of…