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 Paul McDermott violin scholarship in June and
  • the VCE/IB workshop in July.

This is just a selection of the range of events we hold for String education within Melbourne and regional Victoria.


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june 2017

25jun9:00 AM- 12:00 PMPaul McDermott Violin Scholarship 2017

25jun9:00 AM- 2:00 PMString Performers Festival

july 2017

16jul1:00 PM- 10:00 PMViola Cafe

august 2017

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

Past Events

may 2017

21may12:15 PM- 4:00 PMString Orchestra Festival

april 2017

30apr1:00 PM- 4:00 PMPrinciples of Teaching and Learning for String Players

february 2017

12feb1:30 PM- 4:30 PMAustavic Reading Afternoon & AGMAustavic Reading Afternoon

november 2016

26nov6:00 PM- 11:00 PMTrivia Night

october 2016

23oct2:00 PM- 4:30 PMCollaborative contrabass: Demystifying the Double bass

9oct10:30 AM- 4:30 PM2016 Austavic Cello Spectacular

august 2016

21aug1:30 PM- 4:30 PMConducting WorkshopTips and Tricks for String Orchestra conductors

july 2016

31jul2:00 PM- 5:00 PMVCE & IB String Masterclass

june 2016

19jun9:00 AM- 2:00 PMMelbourne String Performers Festival

5jun11:00 AM- 4:00 PMGippsland Strings Festival