National conferences offer performance and conducting skills, pedagogy and concerts from local and international artists together with information resources.
State and regional master classes or workshops in all areas of performance, repertoire, teaching pedagogy, conducting, music technology and the making of stringed musical instruments.
Student performance opportunities solo and group.
Supporting scholarships, prizes and awards for string students with local and national Australian institutions such as the AMEB and Young Performers Awards.
Information services and networking
Subscription to AUSTA’s national journal, Stringendo
Regular state emails and/or newsletters
Online information, members-only certificated online training in music technology and membership forms through its website www.austa.asn.au
Networking through national and state events and music advocacy.
Reduced rates of admission to all AUSTA functions.
AUSTA Chapters regularly negotiate commercial discounts on concerts, events and materials.
Reduced advertising rates in Stringendo and other AUSTA publications.
Information and discounts for Strad Magazine subscriptions, Australian String Quartet concerts, Musica Viva concerts and international events. Regular trade display opportunities for publishers, music houses and instrument makers at conferences and workshops.
EBM Insurance Partnership: AUSTA members can access an exclusive insurance offer from EBM Insurance & Risk. This offer applies whether your instrument is at home or in transit and includes:
no claim discount (if no claims made during past 3 years)
free climatic conditions cover (if instrument is under $100,000)
Professional liaison with organisations such as the Australian Society for Music Education (ASME), the American String Teachers Association (ASTA), the European String Teachers Association (ESTA), the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA), Dalcroze, the Australian String Quartet (ASQ), Musica Viva, Colourstrings, Suzuki Talent Education, the Australian National Academy of Music, Australian Bass Workshops, most professional Australian orchestras, the Australian Youth Orchestra, the Australia & New Zealand Viola Society (ANZVS), International Viola Society, Symphony Orchestra Musicians Association (SOMA), Southeast Asia Music Academy Online (SEA Music Academy Online) and the Music Council of Australia.
A unified approach for music advocacy in conjunction with ASME and Music Australia.