String Ensemble

An intermediate string ensemble for players AMEB level 3-4

Saturdays 9:00am - 11:30am with Jenny Higgs

String Ensemble participants have the opportunity to consolidate and develop the technical skills they have learned in previous string ensemble groups & their additional individual tuition. String Ensemble is conducted by professional musician and music teacher, Jenny Higgs, who challenges young players to explore works from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras, and contemporary works written for string ensembles.

Music For Canberra believes strongly in the importance of performance in improving the self-confidence and musical ability of students of all ages, and in line with this, String Ensemble players participate in our String Stream concerts at the end of each term (see the Events page to view upcoming performances), and have the chance to perform at other community events throughout the year.

Approximate standard: AMEB 3-4 or equivalent (participants are expected to be taking additional individual instrumental tuition in addition to orchestra; this can be arranged with a Music For Canberra tutor if a student doesn’t already have a private teacher).

If you would like to find out more about String Ensemble or our other groups for children and adults of all skill levels, please contact us via email at the office or call on 02 6182 0030. You can view the full current Music For Canberra program to find out what other classes we offer.

Do I have to audition to join String Ensemble?

An audition is required to join String Ensemble. Auditions for our 2020 String Stream programs are opening soon: more information (and excerpts) can be found here: String Stream 2020 Auditions

String Ensemble does consider new applicants all throughout the year, dependent on chair availability. New students joining us throughout the year may be offered a one-off, individual audition, held at the Ainslie Arts Centre just after a regular Saturday rehearsal, and will be given audition music to practice 2 weeks before your scheduled audition date. Please contact the office to arrange an audition throughout the year.

String Ensemble is open to violin, viola, cello & double bass.

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