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.


AUSTA VIC National Subsidy

Have you applied to AUSTA VIC for your 2018 National Conference Subsidy???

To help with the extra travelling costs to attend the conference in Western Australia, AUSTA VIC is pleased to offer 40 people a $100 one-off subsidy to Victorian members.

If you still need to to register for the National Conference, CLICK HERE.

To claim your subsidy, email your Trybooking Conference Ticket and your bank transfer details to
If your workplace is paying for your entire trip, or is subsidising it heavily, we request that you do not apply for a subsidy.  We know that AUSTA VIC members will do the right thing!



july 2018

25jul11:00 AM- 3:30 PMAUSTA VIC presents - VAMOOSHAUSTA VIC - VAMOOSH

august 2018

26aug2:00 PM- 5:00 PMVCE String Masterclass 2018

october 2018

21oct1:00 PM- 5:30 PMAUSTA VIC BYO Favourite String Orchestra Music Reading Day

november 2018

29nov7:30 PM- 9:30 PMWilma & Friends - Ludwig's Legacy

Past Events

june 2018

24jun9:00 AM- 2:00 PM2018 String Performers Festival

24jun9:00 AM- 1:00 PMThe Paul McDermott Violin Scholarship 2018For violinists under 15 years


may 2018

29may7:30 PM- 9:30 PMWilma & Friends - Reconciliation

20may1:00 PM- 4:30 PMMelbourne String Orchestra Festival

5may - 6may 51:15 PMmay 6Mildura String Orchestra Festival

april 2018

29apr2:00 PM- 5:00 PMBeginner Violin - The Early Stages

14apr7:00 PM- 10:00 PMMusic Viva - Avi Avital & Giocoso String Quartet

march 2018

26mar12:30 PM- 5:00 PMVCASS Double Bass Day

6mar7:30 PM- 10:00 PMWilma & Friends

february 2018

11feb1:00 PM- 4:30 PMAUSTA VIC Reading Day & AGMAUSTA VIC Reading Day & AGM

november 2017

14nov7:30 PM- 9:30 PMThe Harmonic Series - Presented by Pedro de Alcantara

2nov6:00 PMAll The Best Tricks - A Forum For Young TeachersNew Teachers Forum

1nov7:30 PMSelby and Friends

september 2017

17sep3:00 PM- 4:30 PMLive Online Training for AUSTA MEMBERS ONLY - SESSION 2

9sep7:00 PM- 10:00 AMHaydn, Mozart & Friends with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

4sep6:30 PM- 8:30 PMBrian Finlayson - Bow strokes!

28aug - 3sepAll DayMirmir Chamber Music Festival - Melbourne 2017Chamber Music Festival

august 2017

28aug - 3sepAll DayMirmir Chamber Music Festival - Melbourne 2017Chamber Music Festival

27aug1:00 AM- 1:00 AMVCE String Masterclass

20aug3:00 PM- 4:30 PMLive Online Training for AUSTA MEMBERS ONLY.

5aug7:00 PM- 10:00 PMDmitry Sinkovsky: The Singing Violin with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

july 2017

16jul2:30 PM- 5:30 PMEncore Music - launch of new publications

16jul2:00 PM- 5:00 PMViola Cafe