About Us

State Music Camp hosts an annual five-day camp for music students that culminates in a Saturday evening gala concert. The camp is famous for its emphasis on orchestral music and the high standard and quality of tuition.

Volunteers who are passionate about orchestral music govern and manage the State Music Camp. We do not receive any grants or government assistance. The camp fee covers all the running costs.

Many past campers return each year to work alongside their friends and learn from expert tutors and conductors. The camp has a young and exciting feel and is operated in an atmosphere that is positive and engaging.

Past campers can be found in orchestras throughout Australia and overseas.

State Music Camp adheres to sound economic practices.


Bishop Orchestra

Named in memory of one of our founders John Bishop 

Jones String Ensemble

Named in memory of one of our founders Dr Percy Jones OBE

Scott String Ensemble

Named after John Scott an early pioneer in Victorian music education.

Thomson String Ensemble

Named after Leonie Thomson who was the secretary of State Music Camp for more than 30 years


Official Name and Status

State Music Camp Victoria Inc (1995)

ABN 94627526784

20 Olive Street East Malvern VIC 3145

Bishop Orchestra 2015 Alexander Orchestra 2015 Scott String Ensemble 2015 Thomson String Ensemble 2015