AUSTA Playing Opportunities

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The Western Australian Youth Strings Orchestra (WAYS) provides a wonderful opportunity for children to develop their musical talent by playing in an ensemble. With the orchestra led by an experienced professional conductor, this is the ideal way for young violin, viola, cello and double bass players to get started or continue on their musical journey!WAYS is an independent organisation with more than 30 years of operation. Members are selected through an audition process. Placement is based upon ability rather than age. We accept school aged musicians who have been playing their instrument for 1-2 years, to level 2 AMEB or…

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StringProject – Beechworth String Weekend

STRINGPROJECT – Friday 25th March – Sunday 27th March Beechworth, VIC The String Project weekends offer a very special experience aimed at adult string players of all levels. They provide an inclusive and welcoming string orchestra opportunity, with support from violin, viola and cello tutors. Depending on level and experience string players can choose parts that can be the original music, an edited ‘easy’ part, or for those new to their instruments (or playing in orchestra) there is also an open string part. This way everyone can participate and enjoy music making at their level. Our Beechworth weekend is now…

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Preston Symphony Orchestra

The Preston Symphony Orchestra is a vibrant community orchestra based in the City of Darebin in Melbourne. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings for a season of four concerts each year. The orchestra performs a range of orchestral repertoire including new works by Australian composers. We are currently keen to recruit viola players for 2022 as the orchestra returns to full playing with conductors Mark Shiell and Gerald Keuneman after the hiatus of lockdown. For current concert and rehearsal dates, please visit the website – and do get in touch if you are interested in joining us.

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Fremantle Symphony Orchestra

The orchestra is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of music in the cultural life of Perth. With a regular membership of about 60 musicians we present about 5 concerts each year including a subscription series of concerts at the John Leckie Pavilion and performances in other venues around Perth.  The orchestra is run by a voluntary committee. Please contact us for more information. We would love for you to join us. Feel free to come and check us out!

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South Side Symphony Orchestra

SSSO welcomes new members. We offer a friendly and supportive environment for making music and currently have vacancies for percussion and all strings, especially double bass. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 pm to 9.45pm in Ardross. Click here for full details. No auditions are required and all ages can apply. As a guide, we would recommend that you are comfortable with the repertoire of AMEB Grade 5 or higher. Why not come down and check us out? Please download and complete the form on our website. Bring the completed form to your first rehearsal or email to music@ssso.org.au…

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WA
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Graeme Webster

CaminadaStrings Caminada … a series of walking steps CaminadaStrings introduces adult students who are fluent at about Grade 3 AMEB standard, or better, to ensemble playing. We are a string orchestra. We have several younger players. We meet in Memorial Hall, 1 Richmond Road, Westbourne Park, South Australia, from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, on Friday evenings. At each rehearsal, participants contribute $2.00 toward the hall hire. Our repertoire includes music of a range genres, all chosen because the pieces are fun to play, and each piece will develop the ensemble skills of the musicians. Musicians participating in our orchestra…

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Northern Lights Music WA

Northern Lights Music WA is a relatively new non-profit community organisation that has orchestras in Rockingham and in the Joondalup Area.  It seeks to cater to players of all ranges from beginner to experienced, as well as all ages.  It is a wonderful friendly environment and, in fact, has whole families who play together. If you feel able to share this opportunity with any of your students or others who may be interested in playing or contributing in some way, it would be greatly appreciated.  We are currently recruiting for our second season to start in August, and hoping to create a…

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Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

The Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (MetSO) and the two MetSO Intermediate String Orchestras (MISO and MISO Avanti) are open community ensembles that encourage musicians of all ages and all abilities to share in making music together. Since 1977, MetSO has allowed musicians from all over Perth to come together for rehearsals, workshops and performances. MetSO has an established Young Artists program which supports and provides opportunities for soloists to perform for live audiences with full orchestral support.

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Bendigo Symphony Orchestra

Applications are now being accepted for our principal string positions: Concertmaster, 2nd violin, viola and cello. To obtain a position description please email bendigosymphony@hotmail.com. Applications close 7th March and auditions will be held on 14th March. Your application should include your name, your instrument and a cover letter

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Sydney Scottish Session

The Sydney Scottish Session is a monthly music session for all traditional-style instruments and song held at the Gaelic Club near Central Station. The session is led by fiddle players Fiona McVicar and James Gastineau-Hills as well as bouzouki player Ken O’Neill and is an opportunity for those interested in Scottish music to connect with others and share their music. Please join the Facebook group to be notified of details of sessions.

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The Instrumentals Community Orchestras Inc.

The Instrumentals Community Orchestras Inc provide quality, accessible and inclusive music making for string and woodwind players of all ages. Located in Perth Western Australia, our three orchestras are friendly, community orchestras with no auditions. 1. Music for kids. Primary School string players are invited to come and join the String Beans Community Orchestra. The group has been running for more than 10 years and is inviting new string players to join the fun. Meets in the North Fremantle Community Hall on Thursdays at 4pm. 2. The Awkwardstra for intermediate adult string and woodwind players meets in the Victoria Park…

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Dalcroze Winter School 6-9 July

Registrations for the Dalcroze Australia 2020 Winter School is now open! Taking place from 6-9 of July in the beautiful Glasshouse Mountains (Queensland), the home of famous Australian Zoo, with 2-days or 4-days registration options, the Winter School will enrich and inspire. The Dalcroze approach combines aural training, movement and improvisation for a multi-sensory approach to music learning. Whether you are a performing musician, classroom or early childhood music educator, instrumental teacher or conductor, join us to develop your personal musicianship and develop your professional practice. Our excellent teaching staff includes special international guest Jerison Harper Lee from Singapore Master…

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Martin Turnbull

The South Melbourne Symphony is one of Melbourne’s oldest established community orchestras performing four concerts each year. Rehearsals are held each Monday evening. We are currently looking to recruit players for the first violin section. Players able to handle standard orchestral repertoire (AMEB Grade 7-8) will enjoy a great full orchestra experience and a very friendly crowd. Check out concert dates and programs at www.smso.org.au.

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VIC
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Eltham Orchestra

Eltham Orchestrra is in need of Violas, Brass and Percussion/Timpany players for its upcoming concert season. Rehearsals begin on Wednesday 5th February at Briar Hill Primary School. Thimes are as follows: Beginner Strings Grades 1 – 4 6.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. Extenstion Strings Grades 4 and above 7.00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Orchestra Strings tutorial Grades 7 and above 7.30 – 8.00 p.m. Full Orchestra 8.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Woodwind Brass and Percussion Tutorial 9.15 – 10.00 p.m.

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VIC
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Surrey Hills Orchestra

SURREY HILLS ORCHESTRA are looking for violinists and viola players of AMEB Grade 7/8 standard. If you are keen to join a Community Orchestra in 2020 and can attend Rehearsals on Tuesday evenings in Surrey Hills, check out the SHO website www.surreyhillsorchestra.org or contact us on 0431 745 713

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Upskilling opportunity for string players in Hobart

Originally from Ireland, Charlie McCarthy is a Hobart based violinist/fiddler who has performed with pit orchestras, chamber ensembles, jazz combos, bluegrass and Irish bands as well as a session musician/soloist for movie soundtracks, audio recordings and everything in between. Currently he is Head of Strings at St Michael   www.polycordebow.com

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Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra

The Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra

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Susan Pierotti

Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra is one of Melbourne’s finest community orchestras. We are always pleased to have string players apply to join us. A standard of at least AMEB Grade 7 will ensure that you have the most fun performing with one of Australia’s longest-running orchestras.

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The Adelaide Tango Orchestra, Tipica

The Adelaide Tango Orchestra, Tipica provides playing opportunities for string players interested in Tango music, performing for the Adelaide Tango Dance community and raising the profile of the Argentine Tango in Adelaide. The orchestra comprises piano and double bass (the rhythm section), violin, viola and cello (string section), and bandoneon and accordion (bandoneon section), singers, harmonica and guitar. If you are interested, please contact Joy (0405 034 553).

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Burnside Symphony Orchestra

Are you an instrumental player looking for an opportunity to play regularly? If so, please consider joining the Burnside Symphony Orchestra. Playing with the BSO is a great experience that offers

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