Intermediate Melbourne String EnsembleIMG_4598

At the beginning of 2014, Fintan Murphy commenced directing the new intermediate MSE which runs from 1-3 pm on Saturdays.   This group will develop ensemble skills and the technical skills necessary for advanced ensemble playing and join some of the works performed by the MSE.


In this group Fintan will be concentrating on

  • developing rhythmic skills to a high level
  • bow stroke  refinement with special attention to spiccato and sautille
  • juggling and coordination games
  • developing an understanding of periods and their musical styles

Entry is by audition with Fintan Murphy. The following is a guide to minimum standards:

  • Violin and/or viola around Gr 7 AMEB or equivalent
  • Cello or Bass around Gr 5 AMEB or equivalent

To arrange an audition, please email