Staff Profile


Career Summary


After obtaining the A.S.C.M. with Merit from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, studying cello with John Painter, she received a Bachelor's Degree in Cello Performance with High Distinction at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, studying cello with Fritz Magg and Janos Starker. Anthea was also invited to join the highly prestigious Fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda, for academic excellence at the University.

Returning to Australia she joined the Australian Chamber Orchestra, with which she played as principal cellist and soloist,touring extensively throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. In 1984 she joined the Camerata Lysy Gstaad, while furthering her studies with Radu Aldulescu and Pierre Fournier at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad, Switzerland. From 1986 to 1994 she was a member of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome, Italy, where she often performed and toured with various chamber ensembles and was principal cellist with the Camerata Strumentale di Santa Cecilia, appearing as soloist on several recordings.

She is presently Senior Lecturer in Cello at The University of Newcastle Conservatorium, where she has been teaching cello, chamber music, chamber orchestra and cello ensemble since 1995.

From 1995 to 2003, Anthea also had a continuing presence as a senior teacher of cello and chamber music in the Young Artists Programme at the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney.


  • Bachelor of Science in Music (Cello Performance), Indiana University - USA
  • Associate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, NSW Conservatorium


Research keywords

  • Australian history and literature
  • Music education and history

Research expertise

Since her return to Australia, Anthea has been engaged regularly as a chamber musician with groups such as the Sydney Alpha Ensemble, as guest cellist with the Australia Ensemble, and as Guest Principal Cellist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Anthea also performs regularly her own compositions for solo cello, and has appeared several times with pianist Natalia Ricci on ABC Classic FM Sunday Live Broadcast series from the University of Newcastle, Conservatorium Concert Hall.

Fields of Research

199999Studies In The Creative Arts And Writing Not Elsewhere Classified100


Administrative expertise

Strand Coordinator Strings, BMUS

Course Coordinator,Principal Study, Music


Teaching keywords

  • Music, Meaning and Mythology
  • Music, Sound and Spirituality
  • Music,Communication and Listening

Teaching expertise

A Holistic Approach to Cello Playing and Technique

Circles, Spheres, Spirals and the Cello

Inner Listening, Outer Listening and Cello Physics



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Creative Work (12 outputs)

2011Scott-Mitchell AM, Twilight Mood (2011)
2011Walker SKA, Scott-Mitchell, Cook I, Ricci G, Allan C, A recital of the music and reading of letters of Ludwig van Beethoven, celebrating the installation of Beethoven┬┐s Death Mask, generously donated to the Conservatorium by Sir William Bowmore MBE AO, Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, Newcastle, NSW (2011)
2008Walker SKA, Walsh L, Anthea S-M, Scott-Mitchell A, Smith M, "Mozart Chamber Works" a concert by Newcastle Conservatorium staff members featuring some of Mozart's chamber masterpieces: Oboe Quartet K370, Flute Quartet K285 and Clarinet Quintet K581., Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music (2008)
2000Scott-Mitchell AM, Transfigured Night by Schoenberg, UNSW, Sydney (2000) [J2]
2000Scott-Mitchell AM, Music by Nin, Schumann, Debussy, de Falla, Lake Macquarie Council, Lake Macquarie Gallery (2000) [J2]
1999Scott-Mitchell AM, Beethoven Triple Concerto, Balmain Sinfonia (1999) [J1]
1999Scott-Mitchell AM, 2 Compositions for Solo Cello, University of Newcastle Faculty of Music, South Pacific Seminar Brisbane (1999) [J2]
1999Scott-Mitchell AM, Vivaldi Double Concerto, Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle (1999) [J2]
1999Scott-Mitchell AM, Roussel Trio and works by Margery Smith and Karol Husa, Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle (1999) [J2]
1999Scott-Mitchell AM, Prokofiev and Franck Sonatas, Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle (1999) [J2]
1999Scott-Mitchell AM, Schumann Piano Quartet, Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle (1999) [J2]
1999Scott-Mitchell AM, Sonata by Faure, Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle (1999) [J2]
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Grants and Funding


Number of grants1
Total funding$2,000

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1998 (1 grants)

Australian Cello Repertoire by Women Composers$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Ms Anthea Scott-Mitchell
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish

Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.25

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Current Supervision

ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20112014M Philosophy (Music)Principal SupervisorThe Investigative Cellist and the Informed Audition

Ms Anthea Scott-Mitchell

Work Phone(02) 4921 8927
Fax(02) 4921 8958
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Creative Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaMusic
The Conservatorium of Music,
The Conservatorium
Cnr Laman and Auckland Street
Newcastle NSW 2300
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