State Organisations

For information about national organisations representing community music, click here.

Australian Band & Orchestra Directors Association, Victorian branch

Victorian branch, also representing Tasmania, of a national network of band and orchestra directors. Ostensibly a resource for directors rather than for individuals seeking ensembles, but it does have a list of links to ensembles. Strangely, for orchestras, only professional ensembles are listed. More information: vic.aboda.org.au

Tasmanian Bands League

This website lists brass and concert bands throughout the state. More information:  http://www.tbl.org.au/

Individual Ensembles

University of Tasmania - Conservatorium of Music

Currently has 5 ensemble projects inviting community membership: Winter String School, Conservatorium Orchestra, Conservatorium Opera, Conservatorium Southern Gospel Choir, Conservatorium Big Band.  Information about the ensembles is available from their website. More information: http://www.utas.edu.au/music/cop.html

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