How it works


There are several groups that make up the MSE.

Rehearsals are every Saturday afternoon in Kew during school terms.

  • JMSE 1-2pm
  • JMSE and Junior Strings of Melbourne Chamber Ensemble 1-3pm
  • IMSE 1-3pm
  • MSE 3-5.30pm
  • MSE Chamber Players (tertiary level and beyond) – evening rehearsals prior to concerts and tours.


We hold several concerts each year with an international tour every second year. International tours include both the tertiary and secondary components of the MSE and selected members of the IMSE.

The MSE is a unique and outstanding opportunity for young string players to perform high quality string repertoire in a dynamic ensemble. The MSE experience is enjoyable, rewarding and challenging.