AUSTA Playing Opportunities

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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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
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
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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VIC
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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

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TAS
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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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VIC
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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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SA
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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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SA
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Mitcham Orchestra

The Mitcham Orchestra presents two Sunday Afternoon Concerts in May and October each year at the Cumberland Park Community Centre, 390 Goodwood Road, Cumberland Park, and also performs at retirement homes and community concerts in various locations around Adelaide. If you would like to join the Mitcham Orchestra, please contact : Secretary, Ros Keynes 83903053 President, Robert Brown 84310452 The orchestra rehearses on Saturday afternoons from 2 pm-4-30 pm Richmond Road Hall, 1 Richmond Road, Westbourne Park.

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SA
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Unley Symphony Orchestra

For information on joining the Unley Symphony Orchestra, string players should email one of the contacts on the Unley Symphony Orchestra website.

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SA
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The Classic Sounds Orchestra

The Classic Sounds Orchestra is a beautifully presented amateur orchestra that encourages musicians from all ages to share in making music together. Since 2006, the Classic Sounds Orchestra has been providing a forum for musicians in the Armadale and surrounding region, to join together in making music. In this time, CSO has grown from being a small ensemble to now having three orchestras and a variety of independent ensembles. With a mission statement “bringing together like-minded musicians of any age and background, to share in the making, performing and directing of music”. Monday night rehearsal is always vibrant and inspirational….

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WA
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Classic Sounds Orchestra

The Classic Sounds Orchestra is a beautifully presented amateur orchestra that encourages musicians from all ages to share in making music together.

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WA
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Casey Philharmonic Orchestra

The Casey Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) was formed in 2017 with the aim of firstly enriching the cultural landscape of the local municipality and secondly to provide local professionals and aspiring amateurs a place to practise and further develop their art. The orchestra is looking for additional string players. Below are details for our first two concerts for 2019. March 30 Fantasia Conductor – Joseph Lallo Rehearsals start on Thursday the 7th of Feb in Berwick The Carnival of the Animals

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VIC
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Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra

Rehearsals commence for 2019 on Wednesday 30th of January, at 7 pm to 10 pm, at St James Parish Hall, corner of Noel St and Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe. Playing standard is AMEB Grade 8+ (or equivalent). HSO performs a wide range of exciting repertoire from the most demanding symphonies, challenging guest artist concerti to much loved theatre and orchestral classics. Phone Marjorie for an audition.

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VIC
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Robertson Youth Orchestra

Rehearsals commence for 2019 on Wednesday 13th of February, 6:45 pm to 9 pm, at St James Parish Centre, 252 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe. Playing standard is AMEB Grade 5+ (or equivalent). RYO provides young musicians a great opportunity to develop and refine their orchestral performance skills. Phone or email Ann for an audition.

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VIC
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Junior Strings of Banyule

Rehearsals commence for 2019 on Wednesday 13th of February, 5 pm to 6:30 pm, at St James Parish Centre, 252 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe. Playing standard is AMEB Grade 1-5 (or equivalent). Tutorials conducted by qualified string teachers. Phone Diana for an audition.

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Essendon Symphony

The Essendon Symphony is a community orchestra based in Melbourne’s Moonee Valley that rehearses every Tuesday night from 7.15 – 9.45. We perform a variety of concerts throughout the year and have an excellent reputation both for our kids concerts, and our formal classical repertoire. Concerts are usually held in the Clocktower Centre. We have a wide age range and ability range of players and thoroughly enjoy rehearsals as well as cake during the break (when we can get it).

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West Melbourne Schools Orchestra

Founded in 2016, we aim to provide young musicians in West Melbourne a place to play good music and socialise with other like-minded students. We rehearse on Thursday night 6.30 – 8.30 at Footscray City College and welcome musicians aged 11 – 17 who live and/or attend school in the western suburbs of Melbourne. The ensemble is currently made up of students from 12 of the regions schools. Originally funded from a grant from the Rosemary and John Hopkins Award for Conductors, the ensemble is conducted by Jenny Going with regular visits from our patron Benjamin Northey.

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