AUSTAVic is the Victorian chapter of the Australian Strings Association.

We run string related events for teachers, players and students of all levels.

Among the 6-8 events that are run throughout the year, regular get-togethers 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.


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february 2019

10feb1:00 PM4:30 PMAUSTA VIC Reading Day & AGM 2019AUSTA VIC Reading Day & AGM

march 2019

03mar2:00 PM5:00 PMAUSTA VIC - Strings Together with Karen Kyriakou

03mar2:00 PM5:00 PMAUSTA VIC - Totally Addicted to Bass!!!

may 2019

19may12:15 PM4:00 PMAUSTA VIC - Melbourne String Orchestra Festival 2019

june 2019

23jun9:00 AM1:00 PMAUSTA VIC - The Paul McDermott Violin Scholarship 2019For violinists under 15 years

23jun9:00 AM2:00 PMAUSTA VIC - 2019 String Performers Festival

august 2019

25aug2:00 PM5:00 PMAUSTA VIC - VCE String Masterclass 2019

Past Events

november 2018

29nov7:30 PM9:30 PMWilma & Friends - Ludwig's Legacy

18nov9:30 AM10:30 PMDouble Bass Day & Competition

11nov2:00 PM5:00 PMAUSTA VIC - Cello Teaching Forum for All LevelsAUSTA VIC - Cello Forum

october 2018

21oct1:00 PM5:30 PMAUSTA VIC BYO Favourite String Orchestra Music Reading Day

12oct7:30 PM10:30 PMMelbourne Symphony Orchestra - Christopher Moore

11oct7:30 PM10:30 PMMelbourne Symphony Orchestra - Christopher Moore

04octAll Day07AUSTA VIC - ABODA VIC Event

september 2018

15sep9:00 AM3:30 PMAUSTA VIC - ABODA Vic EventPedagogy from the Podium: Creating a Sumptuous String with Loreta Fin

august 2018

26aug2:00 PM5:00 PMVCE String Masterclass 2018

july 2018


07julAll Day10AUSTA National Conference 2018

june 2018

24jun9:00 AM2:00 PM2018 String Performers Festival

24jun9:00 AM1:00 PMThe Paul McDermott Violin Scholarship 2018For violinists under 15 years


may 2018

29may7:30 PM9:30 PMWilma & Friends - Reconciliation

20may1:00 PM4:30 PMMelbourne String Orchestra Festival

05may(may 5)1:15 PM06(may 6)3:00 PMMildura String Orchestra Festival

april 2018

29apr2:00 PM5:00 PMBeginner Violin - The Early Stages

14apr7:00 PM10:00 PMMusic Viva - Avi Avital & Giocoso String Quartet

march 2018

26mar12:30 PM5:00 PMVCASS Double Bass Day

06mar7:30 PM10:00 PMWilma & Friends

february 2018

11feb1:00 PM4:30 PMAUSTA VIC Reading Day & AGMAUSTA VIC Reading Day & AGM