AUSTA Playing Opportunities

Sinfonia Mid North Coast
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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NSW
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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VIC
Stringendo Ensemble

Stringendo String Players of Essendon has created 2 string ensembles. The first welcomes players from (approx.) AMEB Grade 6 and upwards who have finished school and would like to keep playing string repertoire. We meet weekly for 90 minutes on alternating Wednesday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. Sessions cost $15. The goal of the group is to play mostly original string ensemble repertoire together, play at community events and enjoy each others wonderful company! The group has a social justice focus and would like to fundraise for these style causes in the future. The younger group welcomes players from Grade 5…

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VIC
Australian Discovery Orchestra

Australian Discovery Orchestra CALL FOR PLAYERS Australia has extraordinary, highly trained and gifted orchestral musicians who,for varied reasons, rarely if at all get the opportunity to perform orchestral music with their peers. So we’ve decided to change that. We invite you to apply to join us in this exciting new orchestra venture. The ADO will consist of 68 musicians, drawn from Australia wide, who come together to perform a diverse repertoire in live-streamed, multi-camera, hi definition events over the Internet to a global audience. In 2016 concerts will be live-streamed from Melbourne. The closing date for applications is 29 January…

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National
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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WA
WA Doctors Orchestra
WA Doctors Orchestra

The West Australian Doctors’ Orchestra (WADO) is the local branch of the Australian Doctors’ Orchestra, which is formed by doctors from around Australia who gather together once a year to play to raise funds for charity. The national orchestra usually performs mid year. However, WA musicians have also formed a local orchestra and have held concerts in February for the past couple of years to raise funds for medical charity. The next concert will be at the Fremantle Town Hall on March 16, 2008 and we are planning to play Force of Destiny by Verdi, Scheherezade by Rimsky-Korsakov, and a…

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WA
South Side Symphony Orchestra
South Side Symphony Orchestra

SSSO is a new and vibrant community orchestra established in Feb 2011 for musicians and audiences in the Southern metro area. SSSO aims to create a friendly atmosphere and contribute to cultural enrichment of the region. 4-6 performances per year. Under the artistic direction of a young and dynamic conductor, Chris Dragon, winner of the prestigious Symphony Aust Conducting Program 2012/13. Currently 30 members, keen to expand numbers and instruments in particular, strings, double reeds, percussion and brass. Enthusiastic players of varying ability and ages are welcome.

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WA
Recorder and Early Music Society of West Australia
Recorder and Early Music Society of West Australia

We are a group of people who are passionate about early music (Baroque and Renaissance). We get together approximately monthly for soirees, where individuals or small groups play for each other in a members home. We include recorder players, sting players and keyboard players. All are welcome.

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WA
Perth Scottish Fiddlers
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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WA
Metropolitan Symphony Orchstra
Metropolitan Symphony Orchstra

MetSO’s mission is to play interesting music to a wide audience, from light music to the great classics. Members of the orchestra range in age from 20s to 80s. The orchestra performs for programmes each year under the batons of guest conductors. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings starting at 7:30 prompt. New members need to be at least AMEB Grade 6 standard. www.metso.asn.au or Pam Pougnault on 9276 6658

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WA
Hills Symphony Orchstra
Hills Symphony Orchstra

HSO began in 1981 with twenty three players and has become an intergral part of the hills music scene. Each year the HSO presents eight to ten concerts often in a fundraising capacity for various charitable organisations and local groups and visits to the country are a feature. The orchestra is mostly made up of dedicated amateurs from all walks of life with a passion for music. It is a community based orchestra with members ranging from amateurs to ex WASO players. String players are always especially welcome. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings at Helena College.

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WA
Fremantle Symphony Orchestra
Fremantle Symphony Orchestra

FSO is a community based amateur orchestra providing concerts in the community. The orchestra strives to tackle challenging works Under the artistic direction of Musical Director, David Pye and invited guest conductors the orchestra performs three symphonic concerts each year as well as being available for other engagements. The orchestra currently has 40 – 50 regular members ranging in age form late teens to 80+ and membership is open to any amateur player who considers themselves capable of playing the repertoire. Rehearsals run from the end of January to mid November on Wednesday evenings, 7:30 – 10pm in Nedlands. Concerts…

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WA
Dorkestra
Dorkestra

The Dorkestra are a group of adults with one thing in common – they struggle to play their musical instruments in time, in tune and with the notes in the right order… but have a lot of fun trying! If you fancy the challenge of re-acquainting yourself with an earlier musical interest or joining an ensemble for the first time, the Dorkestra is just the thing. We welcome new members. No auditions – just come and have a go – Thursday evenings 7.30 pm at the North Fremantle Bowling Club.

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WA
Curchlands Community Orchestra
Curchlands Community Orchestra

The Orchestra meets at 7:30pm on Mondays at St. Nicholas’ Church Hall in Floreat. It plays a wide variety of orchestral music. No auditions – only enthusiasm and a love of playing. Strings players especially needed. Contact Ernie Hawes 0414 855 120 or Lesley McKay 9332 5578

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WA
Amateur Chamber Music Players Inc.
Amateur Chamber Music Players Inc.

A non-profit association that facilitates informal playing and singing by people of all ages and nationalities, beginners to professionals. Visit their Website. The Australian contact is Peter Larsen.

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WA
Allegri Chamber Orchestra
Allegri Chamber Orchestra

The Allegri Chamber Orchestra, founded in April 2000, fills a niche in the Perth music scene. The orchestra consists of about 25 professional, semi-professional, advanced amateur and student string players. The current leader is Jocelyn Cullingford. Allegri Chamber Orchestra provides talented musicians of any age and background with the opportunity to be part of a chamber orchestra, to study works in depth, to improve their musical skills and to gain experience under professional direction. Under the artistic direction of Jacek Slawomirski the orchestra has now reached a high standard of performance. It usually gives three or four concerts per year….

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WA
Whitehorse Orchestra
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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VIC
Surrey Hills Orchestra
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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VIC
Stonnington Symphony Inc
Stonnington Symphony Inc

Stonnington Symphony does not hold auditions, instead they have guideline standards which all players should have attained. If you have reached Grade 8 AMEB (or equivalent) on your chosen instrument, have at least 2 years post-educational orchestral experience and would like to be considered to play in the orchestra, then please contact the office on (03)9510 5257 or admin@stonningtonsymphony.org.au. Your details will then be forwarded to the relevant section convenor. The annual membership for Stonnington Symphony is $20 for both players and Friends of the orchestra. In addition, players also pay a concert fee of $40 for each program in…

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VIC
Resonance String Orchestra
Resonance String Orchestra

Resonance is an exciting music education initiative in the Macedon Ranges. It provides an outstanding program for string students of all ages who wish to extend their musicianship and ensemble skills, meet other string students and work with a team of professional tutors and visiting artists. To date, Resonance has enjoyed partnerships with the Freshwater Trio, Pollyphonics Choir and the Australian Youth Orchestra String Quartet. This year, the orchestra will undertake a series of workshops and a performance with an artist from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s education program, among other activities. The Resonance tutor team provides small group tutorials and…

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VIC
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