Ms Anthea Scott-Mitchell

Senior Lecturer

School of Creative Arts (Music)

Career Summary

Biography

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.

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.

Teaching Expertise
A Holistic Approach to Cello Playing and Technique Circles, Spheres, Spirals and the Cello Inner Listening, Outer Listening and Cello Physics

Administrative Expertise
Strand Coordinator Strings, BMUS Course Coordinator,Principal Study, Music


Qualifications

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

Keywords

  • Australian history and literature
  • Music education and history
  • Music, Meaning and Mythology
  • Music, Sound and Spirituality
  • Music,Communication and Listening

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Creative Arts
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Creative Work (12 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Walker 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)
Co-authors Ian Cook, Christopher Allan, Anthea Scott-Mitchell, Gianfranco Ricci
2011 Scott-Mitchell AM, Twilight Mood (2011)
Co-authors Anthea Scott-Mitchell
2008 Walker 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)
Co-authors Anthea Scott-Mitchell, Linda Walsh
2000 Scott-Mitchell AM, Music by Nin, Schumann, Debussy, de Falla, Lake Macquarie Council, Lake Macquarie Gallery (2000) [J2]
Co-authors Anthea Scott-Mitchell
2000 Scott-Mitchell AM, Transfigured Night by Schoenberg, UNSW, Sydney (2000) [J2]
Co-authors Anthea Scott-Mitchell
1999 Scott-Mitchell AM, 2 Compositions for Solo Cello, University of Newcastle Faculty of Music, South Pacific Seminar Brisbane (1999) [J2]
Co-authors Anthea Scott-Mitchell
1999 Scott-Mitchell AM, Sonata by Faure, Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle (1999) [J2]
Co-authors Anthea Scott-Mitchell
1999 Scott-Mitchell AM, Schumann Piano Quartet, Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle (1999) [J2]
Co-authors Anthea Scott-Mitchell
1999 Scott-Mitchell AM, Prokofiev and Franck Sonatas, Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle (1999) [J2]
Co-authors Anthea Scott-Mitchell
1999 Scott-Mitchell AM, Roussel Trio and works by Margery Smith and Karol Husa, Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle (1999) [J2]
Co-authors Anthea Scott-Mitchell
1999 Scott-Mitchell AM, Vivaldi Double Concerto, Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle (1999) [J2]
Co-authors Anthea Scott-Mitchell
1999 Scott-Mitchell AM, Beethoven Triple Concerto, Balmain Sinfonia (1999) [J1]
Co-authors Anthea Scott-Mitchell
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $2,000

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19981 grants / $2,000

Australian Cello Repertoire by Women Composers$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Anthea Scott-Mitchell
Scheme Special Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177209
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2011 The Investigative Cellist and the Informed Audition
Music, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
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Ms Anthea Scott-Mitchell

Positions

Senior Lecturer
School of Creative Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts

Casual Non-Tertiary Music Teacher
School of Creative Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Music

Contact Details

Email anthea.scott-mitchell@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 8927
Fax (02) 4921 8958

Office

Room CON401
Building The Conservatorium of Music
Location The Conservatorium
Cnr Laman and Auckland Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Australia
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