Exciting Developments at Sydney Youth Orchestras

The Board of Sydney Youth Orchestras is delighted to announce the appointment of a new General Manager to lead this inspiring organisation – Mrs Mia Patoulios. Mia has led a team at SYO over the past two years improving business and IT systems, dramatically increasing the fundraising activities of the company and driving the development of the SYO State outreach programs. Mia brings with her not only an in-depth knowledge of SYO but over 15 years’ experience in arts education and leadership opportunities for young people.

“I look forward to extending my dedication to the advancement of young musicians state-wide in this leadership role, and sharing more of this inspirational company with you.”
MiaMia and Yarmila

We farewell Yarmila Alfonzetti who has been invited to take up an exciting new role as the Executive Director of the State Opera of South Australia. Her significant contribution to Sydney Youth Orchestras has seen outstanding growth in reputation, participation and program delivery. Whilst the Board is sorry to lose her, we congratulate Yarmila on her new appointment to a Major Performing Arts organisation and greatly appreciate all her hard work.

“I have savoured every moment of my time at SYO, especially the opportunity to work with the best team of music educators and arts administrators in town. However, I can’t resist a new and exciting challenge and will continue to watch with eager anticipation the success of SYO from afar.”

SYO has a number of exciting new initiatives and a wonderful concert series in 2018 and we hope you will join us.

Jan Bowen AM
Chair, Sydney Youth Orchestras