MUSIC TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION OF NSW

BIENNIAL CONFERENCE FOR STUDIO MUSIC TEACHERS

INSPIRE2021

24 & 25 SEPTEMBER 2021 | 9AM - 4PM

ZENITH THEATRE CHATSWOOD | SYDNEY NSW

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A two-day conference for studio music teachers to engage with an incredible line-up of Australian presenters in areas of music pedagogy, business, history and well-being.

 

Never has there been a time for greater need to share inspiration from each other.

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Engage in creative and diverse workshops, inspiring fireside talks, demonstrations, marketplace stalls, performances and interactive discussions that will impact your studio teaching. 

Inspire your teaching. Connect with new friends. Design your network.

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Based on this year's theme Inspire, 13 presenters from around the country will come together across two days to present on innovative learning and teaching strategies for the studio music teacher. 

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Barry Walmsley

Conference Director, Master of Ceremonies

Immediate Past President, Music Teachers' Association of NSW

"I look forward to welcoming you to MTA NSW's conference this year. I am excited for our new state-of-the-art venue, for the diversity in presenters and for connecting with each of you. Our profession has been met with many challenges this last year and this conference will be an opportunity for us all to share with one another and continue to learn the way forward."

 

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24th

FRIDAY

Day 1

 

8:30 am
Registration and Trade Displays

9:30 am

Welcome

Conference Chair Barry Walmsley

Official Opening

Mark Coure MP

Keynote address

George Palmer QC

Hitting the Right Note

Deb Batley

Active Minds Music Ensemble

Dr Anthony Chmiel

Keys of Life (Part 1)

Daphne Proietto

Perfect Rhythm Reading

Nick Peterson

Jazzin' it Up

Julie Spithill

Australian Women Composers' Piano Anthology Volume 3

Katie Zhukov

A Musical Missionary: The Life and Music of Dulcie Holland AM

Dr Rita Crews OAM

5.30 pm

Happy Hour!

Drinks and nibbles provided by Wirripang

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SATURDAY

Day 2

 

8:30 am
Registration and Trade Displays

9:30 am

Composing Against the tide

Jeanell Carrigan

A Mix and Match Curriculum

Jo Burrows

Keys of Life (Part 2)

Daphne Proietto

Moorambilla Magic

Michelle Leonard

Super Sight Reading

Nick Peterson

The Theatre of Music

Rachel Schmidt-Adnum

Whole Body Learning

Paul Myatt

Venue

The Zenith Theatre 250 seat state-of-the-art theatre with conference facilities, nestled amongst Sydney city's north in Chatswood. The theatre has mobility access, offers undercover parking and is very accessible by public transport. It provides comfortable seating, breakout rooms for trade sales and casual spaces to share in lunch and morning/afternoon tea. Conveniently located for the local, regional or instate visitor, The Zenith is surrounded by popular shopping districts, cafes and accommodation options.

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COVID-19 CARE

INSPIRE2021 is operated and organised by the Music Teachers' Association of NSW, registered as a CovidSafe organisation with the Australian Government. This means that MTA NSW has plans in place to keep our members, staff and visitors safe.

MTA NSW are working in conjunction with Willoughby Council and the Zenith Theatre teams to ensure that the conference is compliant, safe and enjoyable for all attending. All updates will be communicated here and directly with attendees who have booked.

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bursaries

Benevolent Bursaries are available to teachers who live in regional areas or who may be not otherwise be in a financial position to attend the conference. These bursaries are sponsored by the Benevolent Fund.

*Please do not purchase tickets before applying

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contact

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MTA NSW OFFICE

Suite 4, 17 Frederick St

OATLEY NSW 2223

PO Box 244 OATLEY NSW 2223

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