Sydney Youth Orchestras’ conductors are experienced educators, inspiring their musicians in weekly rehearsals. They are drawn from the leading orchestral education programs across the sector, and foster strong connections with their orchestra members. Furthermore, a team of SYO tutors work with each orchestra several times each term, providing small group mentoring and specialist instrumental guidance. These tutors are drawn from professional ensembles such as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Opera Australia Orchestra, and freelance professionals. They get to know our young players, and our program goals, and develop wonderful mentoring relationships. Many are also alumni of the SYO program, and all bring dedication and enthusiasm to their work with our young musicians.