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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2022: Violin & Viola

Richard Bonynge Orchestral Fellowship

The Richard Bonynge Orchestral Fellowship is a pre-professional program designed to provide training for musicians in working with opera and ballet. Orchestra Victoria is a performance partner of Australia’s national ballet company, The Australian Ballet, national opera company, Opera Australia, and state opera company, Victorian Opera.

Orchestra Victoria is offering two fellowship positions in 2022, available to musicians who have completed Bachelor of Music (Performance) or are at an equivalent or higher standard on Violin or Viola.

Click here to learn more about the program and how to apply

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!

The 2022 On the mOVe! programs will be taking place in Hamilton, Bendigo and Shepparton. 

Hamilton | 11 - 13 April  
Applications close 15 February  

Shepparton with Short Black Opera | 2 - 4 August  
Applications close 7 June 

Bendigo | 9 – 11 August  
Applications close 14 June

Click here to apply now

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

  • 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.

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 2022 On the mOVe! programs will be taking place in Hamilton, Bendigo and Shepparton. 

Hamilton | 11 - 13 April  
Registrations close 15 February  

Shepparton with Short Black Opera | 2 - 4 August  
Registrations close 7 June 

Bendigo | 9 – 11 August  
Registrations close 14 June

Click here to register now