Join CSM

The Chamber Strings of Melbourne currently has vacancies in the orchestra for Advanced string Players, in the following sections:

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Casual players also sought (oboe, flute, trumpet, bassoon, organ/harpsichord)

CONCERTMASTER and ASSOCIATE CONCERTMASTER POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN 2014. Outstanding violin players encouraged to apply.

Players interested in joing the orchestra should contact the Artistic Director Andrew Wailes, by phone on 0433 661 971 or email:

Players will be expected to provide a summary of their playing experience, and will be invited to audition for the Artistic Director. Players should be of at least AMEB Grade 8 or equivalent, and should be able to demonstrate excellent technical skills as well as a desire to make a regular commitment to rehearsals and concerts. Being a member of Chamber Strings of Melbourne will provide wonderful performance opportunities, as well as future tours.


Drill Hall, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne

Rehearsals are held on Sunday mornings 10am -1pm at the Drill Hall, 239 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne CBD during the academic year. The hall is also the home of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and is a well-equipped venue with excellent acoustics, air conditioning, a concert grand piano, music stands and excellent lighting etc.

The Hall is easily accessible by public transport, being just a few minutes walk from Melbourne Central Rail Station, Flagstaff Station, or is easily serviced by Elizabeth Street, La Trobe St or William Street Tram services. It is also a just a few minutes walk from the busy Victoria Market.