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Intermediate Melbourne String Ensemble

IMSE, also directed by Fintan Murphy, began in 2014.  IMSE advances the skills of players who are performing at a high level but are not quite ready for the senior group. Students in IMSE develop ensemble skills and the technical mastery necessary for advanced ensemble participation. To develop their musical teamwork, the IMSE performs unconducted.


The expected entry standard is as follows;

  • Violin: AMEB Grade 7 plus
  • Cello/Viola: AMEB Grade 5 plus

IMSE Key Dates

Term Day Date Time Event Venue
1 Sat 9-Feb 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
1 Sat 16-Feb 1pm-3pm AGM & Rehearsal Burke Hall
1 Sat 23-Feb 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
1 Sat 2-Mar 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
1 Sat 9-Mar TBA Annual Camp Edmund Rice Centre
1 Sun 16-Mar 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
1 Mon 23-Mar 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
1 Sat 30-Mar 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
1 Sat 27-Apr 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
1 Sat  4-May 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
2 Sat 9-May 7pm-10pm Extra Rehearsal  Abbotsford Convent Rosina Auditorium
2 Sat 11-May 4pm-10pm Pre-concert Rehearsal & Concert Abbotsford Convent Rosina Auditorium
DAY DATE TIME EVENT VENUE
Sat 1-Jun 1pm-3pm Rehearsal  Burke Hall
Sat 8-Jun 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
Sat 15-Jun 1pm-3pm Rehearsal & Masterclass Burke Hall
Sat 22-Jun 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
Sat 20-Jul 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
Sat 27-Jul 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
Sat 3-Aug 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
Sat 10-Aug 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
Sat 17-Aug 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
Thur 16-Aug 7pm-10pm Extra Rehearsal - DATE TBC Burke Hall
Sat 24-Aug 4pm-10pm Pre-concert Rehearsal & Benchmark Concert Hawthorn Arts Centre
DAY DATE TIME EVENT VENUE
Sat 14-Sep 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
Sat 12-Oct 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
Sat 19-Oct 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
Sat 26-Oct 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
Sat 9-Nov 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
Sat 16-Nov 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
Sat 23-Nov 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
Sat 30-Nov 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
Thur 5-Dec 7pm-10pm Extra Rehearsal - DATE TBC TBA
Sat 7-Dec 4pm-10pm Pre-concert Rehearsal & Concerto Concert TBA

Application for auditions are now open

IMSE Auditions

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IMSE Fees

MSE is a not for profit organization that is run via a committee of management. Fees include our rehearsal and concert programme, participation various masterclasses and also the annual music camp at Amberley Centre, Lower Plenty.

Our current fee structure is as follows:

IMSE per semester

$550.00

MSE Auditions

MSE 2019 Auditions now open