The Intermediate Melbourne String Ensemble was established in 2014 by Fintan Murphy IMSE runs from 1-3 pm on Saturdays in Kew.  This group develops ensemble skills and the technical skills necessary for advanced ensemble playing and joins in with tours, camp and concerts.

IMSE develops:

  • high-level rhythmic skills
  • bow stroke refinement with special attention to spiccato and sautille
  • juggling and coordination games
  • developing an understanding of eras 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