A non-residential camp for young orchestral musicians

This much admired and respected camp is in its 57th year.

For a week each year, State Music Camp hosts a camp that provides instrumental students the opportunity to play in one of four different ensembles. 

Bishop Orchestra is the senior orchestra that performs a full Symphonic work.  This orchestra is comprised of string, woodwind, brass and percussion students with about 55 players from approximately AMEB Grade 7+

Jones String Ensemble is a senior string orchestra for approximately 40 students. Players will learn classical and modern pieces under the guidance of energetic and very accomplished tutors and a condcutor. Suited for AMEB Grade 5-6.

Scott String Ensemble is suitable for string players from approximately AMEB Grade 3-4 and accommodates up to 35 students.

Thomson String Ensemble is a training ensemble suitable for AMEB Preliminary to Grade 2 and accommodates up to 35 students.

The young musicians attending this camp work with some of Australia’s finest conductors and tutors to explore and develop their talents whilst learning the art of orchestral music making.

At the conclusion of the camp, after five days of music making with friends, students enjoy the exhilaration and satisfaction of an orchestral concert at the Friday afternoon concerts. 

 

 

2018 will be our 57th year

 

We estimate around 8,400 young musicians have enjoyed the State Music Camp experience since 1962. This year's camp will be another special event when we welcome new and past players.

Please invite your friends to join you this year.

Enrol early to avoid disappointment. 

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2018

 

 Contact info@statemusiccamp.com.au for vacancies

 

CAMP LOCATION

Scotch College

Morrison Street

HAWTHORN  3122

 

CAMP DATES

Monday 2  July

to

Friday 6 July

  

ENROLMENTS

Open 8 April

Close 27 May

 

AUDITION DATE

(audition times will be emailed to you after application close on 27/5/18) 

Sunday 3 June 

Scotch College 

   

OUR CONDUCTORS

Bishop Orchestra

John Ferguson 

**2018 Repertoire 

Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op.43

or

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 in A Minor "Scottish", Op.56

And

Glinka Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture

or

Vaugh-Williams The Wasps Overture 

 

Bishop Audition Excerpts will be emailed to you after enrolment

 

Jones String Ensemble

Paul Fitzsimon 

 

Scott String Ensemble 

Sarah Nieuwkerk 

 

Thomson String Ensemble

Prue Jury 

  

ENQUIRIES

info@statemusiccamp.com.au 

 

CONCERT

Friday 6 July, from 4.30pm

 

CONCERT VENUE

Scotch College

Morrison Street 

HAWTHORN 3122

 

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