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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 Melbourne String Chamber 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

Rehearsals are scheduled on Saturdays during school terms in Kew

  • JMSE rehearse from 1pm-2pm
  • JMSCE rehearse from 2pm-3pm

Application for auditions are now open

JMSE Auditions

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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, an intensive workshop day and membership to the association.

Our current fee structure is as follows:



JMSE Annual Program Fee


MSE Auditions

MSE Auditions now open

Melbourne String Ensemble acknowledges the Wurundjeri, Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, upon whose Country we are based and recognises their continuing connections to community, culture and country.  We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.