Student Concert Series 2018

Welcome to our 2018 Student Concert Series


Performance Day - Saturday 11 August


Our Student Concert Series provides informal, friendly and supportive performance opportunities for students of VMTA members.

Open entry - all grades, all instruments

ALL WELCOME - including beginners!

We have aligned the dates of our Student Concert Series closely with examination session dates. This gives students who are preparing for an exam the opportunity to gain valuable performance experience leading up to their exam. However, any student of a VMTA member is encouraged to perform, whether they are preparing for an exam or not.

There are 4 concerts in the series:


Saturday 21 April, 3pm 
Saturday 26 May, 3pm 

Richmond Uniting Church
314 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121


Presented by Dr Julie Haskell

Date:  Saturday 11 August
Venue:  St Peter's Anglican Church, 1038 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill, 3128

Session 1:  2:00-3:30 pm - Prelim to Grade 5
Session 2:  4:00-5:30 pm - Grade 6 to AMusA

The Performance Day will be a valuable opportunity for students to perform on any instrument in front of an experienced presenter. Performers will receive a written critique sheet comprising feedback about their performance. While it is not a requirement to be enrolled in a practical examination, performers will also benefit from general advice about examination preparation. There will be two sessions, one for preliminary to intermediate students, and one for more advanced students.

Please note that the Performance Day will not be suitable for beginners who have not yet reached AMEB Preliminary grade or equivalent.

Audience Tickets

Cost to attend one or both sessions:

Adult: $10
Child: $5
Family: $20
VMTA member: FREE

The cost for a student to perform is $15 per student. Performers may perform once, on 1 instrument only.  All performers must be booked in.

Please note there is a total booking limit of 3 students per VMTA member for the Performance Day

To book performer and/or audience tickets please visit
Bookings will stay open until midnight on Sunday 5 August.


Date:  Saturday 20 October, 3pm
Venue:  St Peter's Anglican Church, 1038 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill, 3128

Ticket Prices:

Performer: FREE
Adult: $10
Child: $5
Family: $20

No charge for VMTA members to attend.

Bookings for the Term 4 Student Concert on Saturday 20 October will open 4 weeks prior to the event. Performers must be booked in.

Genevieve Newton
General Manager
Victorian Music Teachers' Association
Telephone: (03) 5243 4200

Information for performers:

  • Beginners and students who are preparing for Preliminary to Grade 3 may perform up to 2 pieces.
  • Students preparing for Grade 4 to AMusA may perform 1 piece OR 1 movement from a larger work.
  • If piano accompaniment is required, performers are asked to bring their own accompanist. If assistance is required in finding an accompanist, please contact the office in advance of the event.
  • Please note the venue is equipped with a beautiful Schimmel grand piano for use by pianists and accompanists. A music stand will be provided for instrumentalists.
  • We kindly ask that performers arrive on time and stay for the duration of the concert in order to support other performers.
  • If you are performing, you will be asked to provide some information at the time of booking. Please have the following information available:
    • Name of performer
    • Instrument
    • Grade level (AMEB or equivalent)
    • Name,  composer and approximate length of piece/s to be performed
    • Name of performer’s teacher (MUST BE A VMTA MEMBER)
    • Parent’s name, email address and phone number
    • Indicate whether you are bringing an accompanist
  • Performers can change their program up to 7 days prior to the event if unsure at the time of booking.
  • A program will be emailed to performers a couple of days prior to the event and will also be available at the concert.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the concert to sign in.

Parking & Directions - St Peter's Anglican Church Box Hill

There is parking at the back of the church (19 spaces). If heading west towards the city on Whitehorse Road, turn left into the Whitehorse Service Road, immediately after Linsley Street. St Peter's Anglican Church is located between the Box Hill Library and Box Hill Town Hall. Follow the driveway to the back of the church. Reserved signs only apply Mon-Fri. Please do not park in car spaces near the entrance to the church as this is reserved for VMTA staff and volunteers.

Parking is also available in Bank Street along the railway line (commuter restrictions only apply Mon-Fri); along the Whitehorse Service Road before Linsley Street (if heading west towards the city); and at the adjacent Town Hall. Please do not park in the Library car park (permit only).  There is also a large Care Park in Watts Street (500 places) within walking distance of the church.

View location map here.

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