AUSTA Playing Opportunities

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Western Australian Youth Strings

The Western Australian Youth Strings (WAYS) provides an opportunity for Western Australian primary school string students throughout the metropolitan area to develop their musical talent within a strings orchestra. The Orchestra is under the musical direction of internationally renowned Mr Ashley Arbuckle. It strives for musical excellence and fun, while focusing on the key disciplines necessary to successfully play within an orchestra. WAYS offers the opportunity to play before large audiences. The Orchestra performs at least five times a year, including at Government House. It provides a great pathway to further youth orchestral and musical opportunities. WAYS is a non-profit,…

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Western Australian Youth Music Association

WAYMA exists to provide a high level of ensemble opportunities to youth beyond what would normally be available in schools and local communities. String players from approximately AMEB G2 are catered for by two dedicated string orchestras and 2 symphony orchestras. The age range is 9 – 25 and there are viola and double bass scholarships. As part of the WAYMA’s outreach programme, young string groups perform in schools in the outer metropolitan region. Entry is by annual audition in October/ November. Watch out for brochures in July or visit the WAYMA website.

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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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String Beans

String Beans — string orchestra for students in years 2–7 who have had at least one year’s experience playing violin or cello and can read simple passages of music. Intermediate orchestra — string orchestra for experienced violin, viola or cello players in years 7–10. Bean Sprouts — a limited number of places for primary school-age beginners playing violin or cello.

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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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Hill Youth String Ensemble

Established in 2006 and with music and stands courtesy of the Bendigo Bank, the ensemble aims to perform in the Hills area twice a term. Membership is open to school age students who have been learning a string instrument for one year or more. (Cellists are especially welcome at the moment) Rehearsals are in the Mt Helena area on Saturday mornings starting at 10:15am. For further information contact the conductor, Kirrily Stewart 9572 1270 or Kristin Nüske 9252 1963

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Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra

Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra is one of Australia’s oldest community orchestras and will celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2013 with a Big Bang. We will be performing Mahler’s 8th Symphony in the Melbourne Town Hall on 21 and 22 September 2013. We will finish our 80th anniversary celebrations by taking up MSO’s invitation to play a curtain-raiser concert prior to their concert in the Myer Music Bowl on 22 February 2014. We are also proud that we were invited to help Federation Square celebrate its 10th anniversary in October 2012 by doing a flash mob in the Atrium and following…

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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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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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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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Preston Symphony

Preston Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1950 and is generously supported by the City of Darebin. The Orchestra performs four main concerts a year, including the Youth Concerto Competition. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings in Preston City Hall, corner Gower and High St, Preston. We would welcome violin and viola players equivalent to Grade 7 standard or above.

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