AUSTA Playing Opportunities

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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. 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. CSO…

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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 – Camille Saint-Saëns, (excerpts) Pomp and Circumstance – Edward Elgar Night on Bald Mountain – Modest Mussorgsky Dance of the…

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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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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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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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Early music

An informal reading group of mixed baroque violins/violas/cellos and viols (viola da gamba). Meeting in Chermside irregularly but usually once or twice a month. Modern strings welcome if you tune to A415. Fantastic consort music (polyphonic) by the best Renaissance composers. Maximum 6 per group. Brief introduction to viols included!

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Sinfonia Mid North Coast

Community orchestra of the mid-north coast of NSW is looking for upper string players of Grade 4 proficiency or above. From teens to seniors. Repertoire is mixed: baroque, classical, to modern popular, show medleys, jazz, etc. Rehearse Taree mainly for concert series performed for local communities across the mid-north coast. All voluntary. We are a friendly, inclusive group who love to play music together, with an active board, scholarships for our young players, cultivating a musical culture in our beautiful coastal and affordable region.

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Suzie G

Suzie G electric violinst available for solo work – corporate events, parties and launches in Australia and overseas. www.suzieg.com

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Suzie G

Suzie G electric violinist available for solo work – corporate events, parties and launches in Australia and overseas. www.suzieg.com

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Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne’s oldest community orchestra plays five concerts a year in Melbourne and regional areas. Repertoire ranges from Mozart to Shostakovich and beyond. We proudly support emerging conductors in partnership with the Rosemary and John Hopkins Conductor Award and perform works by young composers. Players should be Grade 6 and above. We rehearse in Kew on Tuesday nights – and have a lot of fun!

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Western Australian Charity Orchestra (WACO)

The Western Australian Charity Orchestra’s mission is to change lives through music. Every performance is given to raise funds for charity, giving musicians the opportunity to make great music and make a difference. The orchestra has a high minimum standard, and entry to the ensemble is via screened audition only. WACO plays core symphonic repertoire alongside contemporary, film and Australian music

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Western Australian Symphony Orchestra

WASO is WA’s full time professional orchestra with around 90 players. Vacancies are advertised nationally. Auditions for casual employment are held during the year. For information regarding casual auditions please contact Keith McGowan on 9326 0058. Selected rehearsals can be attended by becoming a member of the Patrons & Friends of WASO – 9326 0016

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Perth Scottish Fiddlers

Group formed to learn and play the varied Scottish fiddling repertoire. Meets last Sunday of month at Warren Lake Hall, Woodlands. All ages, with Junior Group for 8 – 12 years. Violins and cellos welcome. Tunes are learned by ear with take home music provided. Cost: annual membership plus session fee.

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Vasek Young String Players Foundation

VYSPF is a registered charitable organisation dedicated to serving the larger community by working for the improvement of quality in Australian music education through courses, workshops, performances and the provision of resources. The VYSPF aims to provide scholarships and grants for WA string players under the age of 25, to develop a string resource centre for the WA music community and to establish a collection of fine string instruments for use by deserving students.

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Perth Scottish Fiddlers: Junior Group

Group formed to play the varied Scottish fiddling repertoire. Meets last Sunday of month at Warren lake Hall, Woodlands. All ages with a Junior Group for approx 8 – 12 years. Tunes are learned by ear with take home music provided. Cost $7.00 per session Juniors only.

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Whitehorse Orchestra

Whitehorse Ochestra is a community orchestra which rehearses at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station St, Box Hill, on Saturdays between 9am & midday. It is open to all ages, but approx. AMEB gde 6 – 7 is recommended. The Musical Director is cellist, Gerald Keuneman, the Leader is violinist, Philip Carrington, both of whom are highly qualified musicians with strong commitment to community music. Please refer to the website www.whitehorseorchestra.org.au, for further information.

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Surrey Hills Orchestra

Surrey Hills Orchestra is a community orchestra that has been performing for 30 years. We rehearse each Tuesday evening and hold major concerts in May and November. Recent concerts included works by Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Bizet. Surrey Hills Orchestra is proud of the diverse range of ages and professional backgrounds of its players. We encourage members to perform as a soloist in the August Concertofest. Players need to have had orchestral and/or ensemble experience and have the equivalent of at least Grade 7 AMEB. Good sight-reading skills are assumed and the willingness to practise between rehearsals. Acceptance to…

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Eltham Orchestras Inc

The Eltham Orchestras include 3 groups. A Beginner String group, Senior String group and full Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra rehearses weekly at Briar Hill Primary School, Beaconsfield Rd. Briar Hill. Beginner Strings 6.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m., Senior Strings 7.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. and Orchestra from 8.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. The repertoire is varied and includes a full theatre production with the Diamond Valley Singers annually. Money raised from the theatre show going directly to charitable groups such as World Vision, Open House and Elizabeth School, Malawi.

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