Executive for 2017

Executive for 2018

President: Anne Linneman Vice President: Sue Stitt

Secretary: Jane Linstead Treasurer: Leesa Cooke

Minutes Secretary: Ria Murray

Patrons: Dorothy Langtree, Stella Massey


The Cairns Branch draws its members from the culturally diverse areas of the Cairns area including Mossman in the north, Atherton Tablelands to the west and Innisfail and Silkwood in the south.

We are an active group of private & school music teachers and enjoy many opportunities for networking, professional support and development.  We pride ourselves on maintaining a high level of music education with all our members. Many of our members are also actively involved in local music groups such as the Cairns Junior Eisteddfod Society, Cairns Classical Music Group, Cairns Choral Society, Cairns Concert Orchestra, School Music Departments plus more.  

Meetings are held monthly.  Newsletters are regularly sent to members informing them of upcoming meetings; events and other music related activities.

Professional Development

During the year visiting and invited presenters hold workshops for the benefit of all members.

Our members regularly attend the Alan Lane Memorial Workshop; conferences such as the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference and the Australian Flute Festival plus more.

Contact Information

P O Box 144, Westcourt. 4870

President: Anne Linneman, Phone: 4056 2055, Email:

Student Opportunities

Cairns Winter Music School

The Cairns Winter Music School is an annual adult orchestral workshop and performance opportunity that attracts orchestral musicians from across Australia.




Junior Bursary - Each year auditions are held in March for the Junior Bursary.  This bursary is open to music students in Year 7.

Annual Student Concert is held in May/June. This provides an opportunity for students to perform in a friendly environment as well as a networking opportunity for teachers, parents & students.

Year 12 Bursary - In October/November each year auditions are held for the Music Bursary. Year 12 students who intend to continue their music studies the following year are encouraged to audition. The Cairns Classical Music Group kindly contributes financially to the Prize money. The winner/s are also invited to perform at one of the Classical Music Group Concerts.