string(3) "vic" object(WP_Post)#2384 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(928) ["post_author"]=> string(2) "28" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2015-04-09 12:35:11" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2015-04-09 02:35:11" ["post_content"]=> string(2506) "AUSTA VIC is the Victorian chapter of the Australian Strings Association.We run string related events for teachers, players and students of all levels.We run a variety of events throughout the year. These include performing festivals, masterclasses, music reading days and forums.Some of our regular events include:
  • the Reading Day of new string orchestra music in February,
  • the String Orchestra Festival for students in May,
  • the String Performers Festival in June,
  • the Paul McDermott violin scholarship in June and
  • the VCE/IB workshop in Semester Two.
This is just a selection of the range of events we hold for String education within Melbourne and regional Victoria.AUSTA VIC is also pleased to run events in regional areas and have provided financial support for The Melbourne University Double Bass Day and 

January 2020 Report

AUSTA VIC has been very quiet over the Christmas break. We held an end of year dinner last November and it was a good way to bring the committee together to celebrate another year of work.AUSTA VIC is now sponsoring a string prize at the Geelong Summer Music Camp. This prize covers the cost of attending the camp. This event attracts players from regional areas, including people who commute every day from Bendigo and beyond. There are also some players who are billeted by local Geelong families. The string prize now means that there are prizes representing all instrumental families. The GSMC celebrated its 40th anniversary this year and it was a good time to launch the prize.This will be my last AUSTA National Report as AUSTA VIC President. We are holding our AGM on 9th February where a new President will be appointed. I would like to thank the tireless work of the Victorian Committee for all their work and support over the last 3 years. I am so pleased that we have such an active, experienced and cohesive team.The next 3 years of AUSTA VIC will be in the hands of another President, however I know that we will continue to engage with our members with proactive events. We will continue to offer instrumental forums, including one focused at new teachers, on top of our popular regular events. We will continue to engage with our regional members and will try to expand on our offerings.
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