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TMTA North West Branch and Northern Awards
October 28, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
TMTA North West Branch and Northern Awards are held around October each year. Students of TMTA members perform for an adjudicator and various awards are given for each grade level from Preliminary to Diploma in both theory and practice.
There are two separate sets of awards. The TMTA North West Branch Awards are given in each grade level for piano, instrumental and vocal performances, and music theory or musicianship.
TMTA Northern Awards comprise the following:
- Madame Helen George Award for Grades 3 to 5 AMEB, Trinity or equivalent
- Ann McGarry Award for Grades 6 to 8/Certificate of Performance AMEB, Trinity or equivalent
- Graeme Buchanan for Diploma level
Friends and family are most welcome to attend this event. Audience entry is $5 per adult, children free of charge.
Adjucicator: Karen Smithies
Karen graduated from Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 1995 majoring in accompaniment and performance studying with David Miller, Gerard Willems, Lyall Duke and Margaret Hair. Upon completion of the degree Karen received the ‘Mollie Neal’ scholarship for accompaniment.
In 2002 Karen smithies completed her Masters Degree in Performance at the University of Tasmania’s Conservatorium of Music , studying with Beryl Sedivka.
Karen is an active soloist, chamber musician and accompanist and currently lectures in accompaniment at the University of Tasmania, Conservatorium of Music.