Crashendo - East Gippsland

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Please come and celebrate our collaboration with John Noble's Itet Program 2pm, Dec 3rd at Iwaki Auditorium Melb.

The Itet ensembles from 10 areas of regional Victorian will perform. See poster for more details

CRASHENDO! East Gippsland Inc is a community initiated and operated music and social development program, based on El Sistema (Venezuela) a worldwide 40+ year network.

Programs provide free high quality instrumental tuition, community orchestra, performances and unique collaborative events.

This improves educational/social outcomes for children, youth, parents and wider community.

Programs give particular support for those who are experiencing challenges in their lives.

CRASHENDO East Gippsland's weekly and annual/ one-off programs:

  • Early Years: professional development + instrument library with lesson plans
  • Primary School Aged: group instrumental tuition with professional musician visits
  • Youth Extension: collaboration with Itet: John Noble’s Quartet Program 
  • Youth(ful) Orchestra - rehearsals with professional conductor + performances 
  • Unique Events: annual and one-off community based music events. Often collaborating with visiting artists or other music organisations


  • ‘Talent Attraction’ to attract highly experienced personnel both locally and from wider afield, to fulfill a skills shortage: this program also including youth training/mentoring.

    Contact our new Co-Ordinator, Tess Walker on 0493 651 249 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our 2 youth string ensembles have an exciting opportunity in December !!!

As part of our collaboration with Itet, (John Noble's Quartet Program), they will be playing at Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne on Dec 3rd.

They will be joining professional musicians, including Flinders Quartet, plus the other ensembles from nine other regional Victorian areas, who are in the Itet program.

Please support them by going to the concert if possible. 

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CRASHENDO! East Gippsland is part of an international social change program providing intensive instrumental and choral group tuition resulting in life-enhancing experiences for children, families and the community.

About Us

We encourage the natural inclination of people to share and help each other learn. Our programs are socially and culturally inclusive, offering opportunities for regular performance and engagement with other ensembles.

Mission Statement & Values
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El Sistema was founded by Maestro Jose Antonio Abreu, in Venezuela in 1975, with 11 students in an underground parking garage. Now, it serves an estimated one million children in at least sixty countries. 

El Sistema

Crashendo - improving the life of people through music
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