Sydney Youth Orchestras Summer School

2018 Summer School

DATES  Monday 8 January – Friday 12 January 2018




Registrations for our 2018 Summer School open on 1 September 2017.


Now in its third year, the SYO Summer School has become a firm favourite of budding young musicians, music teachers and parents alike. Established to cover the second week of January each year when parents of school-aged students are looking to occupy their busy and talented young people, SYO provides a week-long open music program packed with choir rehearsals, large ensemble playing, masterclasses and tutorials, music theory and info sessions, as well as the opportunity to make friends and have fun.

Based on information collected from participants during enrolment, students are then placed in large ensembles which match their abilities and extend their knowledge and experience. For the first time in 2018 the Summer School will offer both a senior and junior band program, plus several string chamber orchestras.

For students in Years 11 and 12, the SYO Summer School will include an HSC preparation stream that can be selected as an add-on to the weekly program or as a standalone package*:

Indicative Daily Program**

8.30am: Drop off available

9.15am – 10.00: Choir

10.00am – 11.00am: Large Ensemble

11.00am – 11.30am: Morning Tea

11.30am – 1.00pm: Large Ensemble / Tutorials

1.00pm – 1.45pm: Lunch

1.45pm – 3.00pm: Large Ensemble / Tutorials / Masterclass / Music Games

3.00pm – 4.00pm: Optional Add-on HSC Prep / Optional Add-on Basic Fundamentals of Theory

4.00pm – 5.00pm: Optional Add-on HSC Prep

* HSC Prep Program requires minimum a minimum enrolment of 15 students to take place

** Program is subject to change and develop in the months leading up to registration