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Music Competition

September 12 @ 12:30 pm 4:30 pm

Proudly presented by the TMTA Southern Branch

TMTA Southern Branch invites all instrumental and vocal students of TMTA members to participate in an afternoon of music making and performances at the TMTA Music Competition. 

A friendly and supportive environment, the TMTA Music Competition is a great opportunity for students to perform to a small audience and share in live performances together. An experienced adjudicator provides feedback on the day, awarding a total prize pool of over $500 across the sections.

Students will each perform two contrasting works, one of which must be from memory, in graded categories. A copy of the music should be provided for the adjudicator on the day and entry forms must be received prior to the performance day.

Venue operators and TMTA volunteers will observe Covid Plans to promote the safety and wellness of all attendees. Audience entry is by donation at the door.

2021 PROGRAMS

Please download your copy of the 2021 program. Printed copies will not be provided on the day. Please note that no changes to the program can be made, including performer details, pieces, or sequence.

**Please note that Grade 6-8 performers should arrive to begin at 2:30pm (not 3pm).

Fahan School

Fischer Lane
Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7005 Australia
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www.fahan.tas.edu.au

KAREN SMITHIES
Karen moved to Tasmania from the Central Coast of NSW in 1998. She completed her Masters in Music Performance at the University of Tasmania in 2003, studying with Beryl Sedivka and David Bollard.

Karen graduated from Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of music in piano performance and accompaniment and upon completion of her degree, was awarded the “Mollie Neal” scholarship for excellence in Accompaniment. She has appeared as soloist and accompanist with regional orchestras and major vocal ensembles across the Central Coast & Sydney, NSW.

Karen has made several national ABC and 3MS FM broadcasts with artists such as cellist Christian Wojtowicz, violinists Marina Phillips and Romana Zieglerova, baritones Christopher Richardson and Michael Lampard, the TSO Brass and Friends and with Andrew Seymour (TSO principal clarinettist).

Karen is currently lecturer in Accompaniment at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music & has lectured in piano studies at the University of Tasmania since 2000. In that time she has been busy as a repetiteur; accompanist of undergraduates, post graduates and visiting artists at the Conservatorium & throughout Tasmania.

Karen regularly plays as orchestral & rehearsal pianist for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and has repetiteured for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

Karen lives on Hobart’s Eastern shore with her husband Matthew and five children.