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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

Tues

28-Jan

 

TERM ONE STARTS

 

1

Sat

1-Feb

 

No Rehearsal

 

1

Sat

8-Feb

 

No Rehearsal

 

1

Sat

15-Feb

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

1

Sat

22-Feb

1pm-3:30pm

Info session, AGM & Rehearsal

Burke Hall

1

Sat

29-Feb

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

1

Sat

7-Mar

 

No Rehearsal

 

1

Sat

14-Mar

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

1

Sat

21-Mar

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

1

Fri

27-Mar

 

TERM ONE ENDS

 

1

Fri

10-Apr

 

Good Friday

 

1

Sat

11-Apr

 

Day following Good Friday

 

1

Sun

12-Apr

 

Easter Sunday

 

1

Mon

13-Apr

 

Easter Monday

 

2

Tue

14-Apr

 

TERM TWO STARTS

 

2

Sat

18-Apr

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

2

Sat

25-Apr

 

Anzac Day

 

2

Sat

2-May

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

2

Thurs

7-May

7pm-10pm

Extra Rehearsal

Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

2

Sun

10-May

2pm-8pm

Pre-concert Rehearsal (2pm-4:30pm) & Concert (starting at 5pm)

Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

DAY DATE TIME EVENT VENUE

Sat

16-May

 

No Rehearsal

 

Sat

23-May

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

Sat

30-May

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

Sat

6-Jun

 

No Rehearsal

 

Sun

7-Jun

9:30am-5pm

Annual Camp

Edmund Rice Centre

Mon

8-Jun

9:30am-4pm

Annual Camp

Edmund Rice Centre

Sat

13-Jun

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

Sat

20-Jun

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

Fri

26-Jun

 

TERM TWO ENDS

 

Mon

13-Jul

 

TERM THREE STARTS

 

Sat

18-Jul

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

Sat

25-Jul

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

Thurs

30-Jul

7pm-10pm

Extra Rehearsal

Burke Hall

Sat

1-Aug

4pm-10pm

Pre-concert Rehearsal & Concerto Concert

Iwaki Auditorium

DAY DATE TIME EVENT VENUE

Sat

8-Aug

 

No Rehearsal

 

Sat

15-Aug

 

No Rehearsal

 

Sat

22-Aug

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

Sat

29-Aug

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

Sat

5-Sep

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

Sat

12-Sep

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

Fri

18-Sep

 

TERM THREE ENDS

 

Mon

5-Oct

 

TERM FOUR STARTS

 

Sat

10-Oct

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

Sat

17-Oct

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

Sat

24-Oct

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

Sat

31-Oct

 

No Rehearsal

 

Tue

3-Nov

 

Melboune Cup Day

 

Sat

7-Nov

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

Sat

14-Nov

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

Sat

21-Nov

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

Thur

26-Nov

7pm-10pm

Extra Rehearsal

Scots' Church (Werner Brodbeck Hall)

Sat

28-Nov

4pm-10pm

Pre-concert Rehearsal & Benchmark Conert

Scots' Church (Werner Brodbeck Hall)

Application for auditions are now open

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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

$575.00

MSE Auditions

MSE 2020 Auditions now open