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.

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On the mOVe! Student Workshops

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!

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

IMPORTANT UPDATE: On the mOVe! 2021 

Due to the COVID-19 lockdowns, we unfortunately had to cancel our 2021 On the mOVe! programs that were scheduled in Hamilton, Shepparton and Bendigo. 

For all participants who received music, please hold on to your music for now and we will be in touch with details on how to return it to us.

We thank you for your support and understanding and we look forward to making music togther again soon. 

  • 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. Due to social distancing requirements to keep students and tutors safe, capacity at mOVe! workshops may be more limited than in prior years to comply with these requirements.

On the mOVe! Professional Development Workshops

Led by a professional conductor, our specialised and free Professional Development program is a great opportunity to extend your skills in Conducting, Score Preparation, Rehearsal Technique and Repertoire Selection.

The 2021 On the mOVe! programs will be taking place in Bendigo and Shepparton. 

Shepparton | 20 - 22 July
Applications closed

Bendigo | 3 - 5 August
Applications close 14 June

Click here to apply now

Please note: Unfortunately, due to the impact of the recent lockdown in metropolitan Melbourne, we have had to cancel our On the mOVe! program in Hamilton that was originally scheduled for 6 – 8 July. Thank you for your support and understanding.