Academy Strings

Musicians will learn a mix of classics and challenging arrangements. Play great music while making new friends and having fun. 

Ensemble Information


Approximate Standard*  Music Grade 2+
Approximate Age Range 10 to 16
Rehearsal Times Saturdays, 11:15am to 1:15pm
Annual Fee $605
Instruments Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass.

* Music grades are indicative of standard - exams are not a prerequisite for entry.



The Academy Strings ensemble performs in these concerts in 2019:

Concert 1

Sunday 19 May
Stanley Burbury Theatre, UTAS

Concert 2

Sunday 11 August 
The Farrall Centre, The Friends' School

Concert 3

Sunday 3 November
The Farrall Centre, The Friends' School

Plus more special project events throughout the year.

Meet your Conductor

Dale Brown - Academy Strings

Dale Brown began her orchestral career at the age of 12, attending Saturday morning rehearsals in youth orchestras for a further 8 years.

She has a B.Mus(Hons) in cello performance from the University of Western Australia and a Post Graduate Diploma in Performance from the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music. Dale was a member of AYO and a string finalist in the Young Performer of the Year, playing Dvoraks Cello Concerto with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

She has held positions with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. She has also worked in Sydney with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

She has also done freelance work including a lengthy session of Les Miserable, film and jingle work.

Recently retired from orchestral playing , Dale now enjoys engaging with young players through extensive cello teaching and  youth orchestra conducting.

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