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What: Strings Workshops 31 May and 20 June 2015

A full day workshop for violin, viola, cello and double bass students conducted by tutors from Melbourne Chamber Orchestra (MCO). Then a professional rehearsal and performance of a short work with the full string section of the MCO at its PMS Winter Solstice Festival concert. 

Repertoire: Students will receive a kit prior to the workshops containing music to prepare in advance with their teacher. Pieces will be rehearsed in the workshop with a selection chosen for the concert.

Cost:  The fee for the program is $30. Payment may be made by cheque or money order to Peninsula Music Society Bursary Fund OR by direct deposit, ANZ: Peninsula Music Society Inc. Bursary Fund BSB 013-494 Acc. No. 4814 00047 (include student name). Please notify payment by email to  

Session 1:  Sunday 31 May. Workshop at The Peninsula School 10am – 5pm (lunch provided) includes a mini performance for families at 4:30pm

Session 2:  Saturday 20 June. Peninsula Community Theatre from around 4pm – workshop & rehearsal (light meal provided) 7:30pm – 9:30pm – public performance during the MCO concert 

Eligibility: Students who have achieved a minimum level of AMEB Grade 5 or equiv. and with a family home address in the Mornington Peninsula region.

 Applications: Please email completed application and consent form on page 2 to by 8 May. There are limited opportunities to participate in these workshops. The selection of students shall be at the sole discretion of the Peninsula Music Society.

Questions: Contact Megan Smithies on 0412 869984 or or Sue Dowdell at



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