Skip to the content

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 Sat 9-Feb 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
1 Sat 16-Feb 1pm-3pm AGM & Rehearsal Burke Hall
1 Sat 23-Feb 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
1 Sat 2-Mar 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
1 Sat 9-Mar TBA Annual Camp Edmund Rice Centre
1 Sat 16-Mar 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
1 Sat 23-Mar 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
1 Sat  30-Mar 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
2 Sat 27-Apr 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
2 Sat 4-May 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
2 Sat 11-May 4pm-10pm Pre-concert Rehearsal & Concert Abbotsford Convent Rosina Auditorium
TERM DAY DATE TIME EVENT VENUE
2 Sat 1-Jun 1pm-3pm Rehearsal  Burke Hall
2 Sat 8-Jun 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
2 Sat 15-Jun 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
2 Sat 22-Jun 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
3 Sat 20-Jul 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
3 Sat 27-Jul 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
3 Sat 3-Aug 4pm-9:30pm Pre-concert Rehearsal & Benchmark Concert 8pm

Iwaki Auditorium

120-130 Southbank Blvd, Southbank VIC 3006

TERM DAY DATE TIME EVENT VENUE
3 Sat 14-Sep 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
4 Sat 12-Oct 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
4 Sat 19-Oct 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
4 Sat 26-Oct 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
4 Sat 9-Nov 1pm-3pm Rehearsal  
4 Sat 16-Nov 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
4 Sat 23-Nov 1pm-3pm Rehearsal Burke Hall
4 Sat 30-Nov 4pm-10pm Pre-concert Rehearsal & Concerto Conert Northcote Uniting Church

Application for auditions are now open

JMSE Auditions

To apply to audition for MSE please provide the following information

The 'First name' field is required
The 'Last name' field is required
Please enter a valid Email address

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

$550.00

JMSE per semester

$350.00

MSE Auditions

MSE 2019 Auditions now open