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Junior Melbourne String Ensemble

JMSE is a junior group comprised of players approx 8-12 years of age.

JMSE provides a warm and nurturing environment for our youngest members and focuses on developing their ensemble and performance skills. Students develop a love of orchestral playing as they rehearse and perform an eclectic range of repertoire.

The JMSE also incorporates a separate group; the Junior Chamber Melbourne String Ensemble (JMSCE). This is composed of some of the more advanced junior players who are ready to rehearse and perform without a conductor. It assists students in developing enhanced listening, communication and musicianship skills.

The expected entry standard is as follows;

  • Violin: AMEB grade 3 plus
  • Celllo/viola: AMEB grade 2 plus

JMSE Key Dates

JMSE rehearse between 1-2pm and JMSCE rehearse 1-3pm

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

Sun

10-May

2pm-8pm

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

Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

 

TERM DAY DATE TIME EVENT VENUE

2

Sat

16-May

 

No Rehearsal

 

2

Sat

23-May

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

2

Sat

30-May

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

2

Sat

6-Jun

9:30am-5pm

Annual Camp

Edmund Rice Centre

2

Mon

8-Jun

 

Queen's Birthday

 

2

Sat

13-Jun

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

2

Sat

20-Jun

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

2

Fri

26-Jun

 

TERM TWO ENDS

 

3

Mon

13-Jul

 

TERM THREE STARTS

 

3

Sat

18-Jul

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

3

Sat

25-Jul

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

3

Sat

1-Aug

4pm-10pm

Pre-concert Rehearsal & Concerto Concert

Iwaki Auditorium

TERM DAY DATE TIME EVENT VENUE

3

Sat

8-Aug

 

No Rehearsal

 

3

Sat

15-Aug

 

No Rehearsal

 

3

Sat

22-Aug

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

3

Sat

29-Aug

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

3

Sat

5-Sep

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

3

Sat

12-Sep

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

3

Fri

18-Sep

 

TERM THREE ENDS

 

4

Mon

5-Oct

 

TERM FOUR STARTS

 

4

Sat

10-Oct

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

4

Sat

17-Oct

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

4

Sat

24-Oct

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

4

Sat

31-Oct

 

No Rehearsal

 

4

Tue

3-Nov

 

Melboune Cup Day

 

4

Sat

7-Nov

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

4

Sat

14-Nov

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

4

Sat

21-Nov

1pm-3pm

Rehearsal

Burke Hall

4

Sat

28-Nov

4pm-10pm

Pre-concert Rehearsal & Benchmark Conert

Scot's Church (Werner Brodbeck Hall)

Application for auditions are now open

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JMSE 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:

JMSCE

$575.00

JMSE per semester

$380.00

MSE Auditions

MSE 2020 Auditions now open