Every Monday afternoon, we provide a space that celebrates music through creativity, participation and learning. We inspire our community by providing quality private and group music education, community collaborations and performance opportunities for all our young musicians.

Junior, Intermediate and Senior String Ensembles

Newcastle Strings consists of three string ensembles, two for primary school string players (Junior and Intermediate Strings ) and one for secondary school students (Senior Strings). Each ensemble rehearse on Monday afternoons during term time (4:00-5:00 junior & intermediate/ 5:00-6:15 senior) at Merewether Highschool. Outstanding primary students will be invited to play in the Senior Newcastle Strings providing they also play in Intermediate Strings.

Over the year the ensembles will work on 2 programs, have several performance opportunities and participate in a day workshop. Newcastle Strings will also participate in a regional tour towards the end of term 4.

Children will be placed in the appropriate ensembles according to their standard of playing. As a guide, the minimum level of achievement for the Newcastle Senior Strings is AMEB grade 4 or Colourstrings book E or equivalent. Please contact us if you would like more information.