AUSTA Playing Opportunities

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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

Perth Scottish Fiddlers was formed in 2009 to give musicians the opportunity to learn and play the rich and extensive fiddle music of Scotland.  There are monthly meetings to learn new music and socialise and we also have camps, workshops and informal sessions, and perform regularly at various events. The club welcomes new members, and invites any string players with an interest in playing Scottish music to attend our monthly sessions. Meetings are held on the last Sunday of the month at Warren Lake Hall, Woodlands. All ages are welcome, with 2 group levels. Tunes are learned by ear with…

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WA
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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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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
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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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VIC
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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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VIC
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Strings West

Styles: Classical, Contemporary, Film, World, Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Suitability: Ages 7 to 18 years Pricing: $24 per session Visit our Website for detailed information and easy online enrolment – www.stringswest.com.au Saturday morning music school for young people living in Melbourne’s West. Violin, Viola, Cello & Double Bass Each 90 minute session includes Music Craft, Section Rehearsal and Ensemble Rehearsal.

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VIC
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Ranges Young Strings

RYS is a small and enthusiastic and welcoming string orchestra in the Dandenong Ranges catering for players who have had at least 18 months of instrumental lessons on violin, viola, cello and bass. Ranges Young Strings is a small string orchestra based in the Dandenong Ranges, with an age range of approximately 8 – 17. It is a unit of the Dandenong Ranges Music Council. Directed by Rosalind Burns, the primary aim is to further develop skills and enthusiasm for playing a variety of string music. With a focus on music literacy and stylistic playing within a positive and fun…

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Melbourne String Ensemble

The Melbourne String Ensemble (MSE) is a dynamic and exciting orchestra of secondary and tertiary students performing high quality string repertoire. The ensemble has been established for nearly 30 years and places importance on developing the ensemble and musical leadership skills of its members. The MSE performs widely in Australia and overseas. Minimum standard of entry is 7th Grade violin and 6th Grade Cello. Music Director- Fintan Murphy. Please see the website www.mse.org.au for more information.

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VIC
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Junior Melbourne String Ensemble (JMSE)

The JMSE is a new junior group which began in 2011. It is aimed at players in Year 4-7 at school (approx 9-12 years of age) with a minimum standard of Grade 3+ AMEB. It provides a unique opportunity for ensemble playing for string players who are advanced for their age. The music director for the JMSE is Julie Hewison, AMEB examiner, head of strings at Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School and past president of the Victorian AUSTA association.

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Intermediate Melbourne String Ensemble (IMSE)

Commencing at the beginning of 2014, Fintan Murphy will be directing the new intermediate MSE which will run from 2-3pm on Saturdays between the JMSE and the MSE. This group will develop ensemble skills and the technical skills necessary for advanced ensemble playing. Aimed at players around Gr 7 AMEB or equivalent (violin/viola) or around Gr 5 AMEB or equivalent (cello).

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VIC
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Norwood Symphony

The orchestra involves players of all ages with various levels of ability. Many of our members study or teach music, but equally, many members play their instruments purely as a hobby. However, we do recommend that you have a playing level of AMEB Grade 5 or higher. ​The Norwood Symphony Orchestra rehearses between 7.30 PM and 9.45 PM on Monday nights in the Don Pyatt Hall, within the Norwood Town Hall on the corner of George Street and Norwood Parade, South Australia. NSO membership fees are very affordable and pro-rata rates are available if joining partway through the year. Annual…

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Noosa Orchestra and Noosa Ensemble

Noosa Orchestra conducted by Antoni Bonetti and Noosa(string)Ensemble conducted by Silvi Eckley have been giving concerts in the Nth Sunshine Coast area since 2010. All string players of all ages and standards are welcome to join and the orchestra is seeking a bassoonist and brass players.

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QLD
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Brisbane Symphony Orchestra

Brisbane Symphony Orchestra is Brisbane’s leading non-professional orchestra. Conducted by Antoni Bonetti, the orchestra plays all styles and genre of orchestral music, consists of 70 players and has a vacancy for a Utility/5th French Horn,3rd Trumpet, Oboe and Violoncelli.

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Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra

The Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) is Brisbane’s leading community orchestra. It is the only Queensland community orchestra to have been recognised at the National Orchestral Awards. It was founded on principles of musical excellence and development, communal participation, and organisational professionalism.

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The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra

We, the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra, are seeking enthusiastic professional musicians, who have strong passions for avant-garde music, to join us as our freelance musician. This new orchestra is for promote new music of all kinds and will host regular concerts every year. Please find below our website link: http://www.sydneycontemporaryorchestra.sys.org.au We would like to invite you to join this new orchestra for the concerts in September and December. There will be about 13 hours participations for each concert and we will pay musicians from $350, depending on the qualifications and avant-garde music performance experience. The details of the concert: Music Contemporary…

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NSW
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Sydney Contemporary Orchestra

WORKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SYDNEY PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS (All ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS) Salaries: from $105 per call up to…. (depending on qualifications and experience) Upcoming concerts: Three calls for the concert on Friday, 19 September 2014 8:00pm Concert venue: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music Online Application Form http://www.sydneycontemporaryorchestra.sys.org.au Dr Brian Chatpo Koo Artistic & Executive Director 0449 776 872 Email: bkoo@sys.org.au

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Mosman Symphony Orchestra

Mosman Symphony Orchestra is a friendly community orchestra and we are always keen to welcome new players. People join the orchestra for many reasons. Some of our members are music teachers, some are music students who take the opportunity to learn the standard orchestral repertoire in a friendly, non threatening environment. Many are simply amateur players who love playing orchestral music. There are no auditions, but to be comfortable with the repertoire string players should be at a level equivalent to AMEB Grade 5 or above. Rehearsals are Wednesday nights from 7.30 til 10.00 at Mosman Art Gallery.

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