Orchestra Victoria has a long commitment to regional Victoria, and for over 16 years has presented its On the mOVe! student and professional development workshops in regional and outer metropolitan centres across the state. The orchestra is also committed to assisting young musicians with career pathways, sharing its expertise through its Richard Bonynge Orchestral Fellowship and newly developed digital programs.

On the mOVe! Digital Concert

We can't bring On the mOVe! to you this year and we're missing playing alongside you all, so we had a brainstorm and thought, “why not bring the orchestra into your computer?” And that’s what we’ve done!

Get involved from home today.

Mock Audition Program (MAP)

As part of our response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have created a Mock Audition Program. This is a totally interactive initiative, designed to give emerging early-career classical artists the opportunity to prepare an audition and work through feedback with musicians of Orchestra Victoria at no cost!

Find out more and get involved here.

On the mOVe!

Our 2020 Student and Professional Development On the mOVe! programs in Bendigo, Hamilton and Shepparton have been postponed until next year, due to COVID-19 government health and safety requirements.

For general information about our touring On the mOVe! student workshops, please refer to tthe drop down menus below. 

We are currently developing digital On the mOVe! resources for all students who had applied for 2020 programs.

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  • What happens in a workshop?

    Improve your technique, ensemble playing skills, and explore new repertoire in our intensive workshop program. Be part of an orchestra, rehearse under the baton of a professional conductor, and be mentored by top musicians in small group tutorials.

    On the final day of the program you will perform on stage alongside your OV mentors in a showcase concert that will highlight and share your achievements with the whole community!

  • Am I eligible for student workshops?

    Applications are open to students who:

    • Are in secondary school and play any of the following instruments: flute, piccolo, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, cornet, trombone, tuba, euphonium, violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp or orchestral percussion.
    • Bendigo and Hamilton:
      Are at a standard of AMEB Grade 4, or higher (it is not necessary to have completed the exam) 
    • Shepparton:
      For this program, the AMEB level recommended is grade 3 and above, however students studying AMEB grade 2 are also encourage to apply

    Students are selected on the basis of details provided on their application form.