Sydney Youth Orchestras Summer School

2018 Summer School

2018 Summer School – Registrations Open 1 September 2017

If you love making music, spend some time with Sydney Youth Orchestras this summer holidays! Bring your instrument, and join many more fellow musicians for a fun week of rehearsals, workshops and performances. SYO Summer School combines high standard music making, creativity, exploration and personal development. 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. Summer School culminates with ensemble showcases and concerts to highlight the week’s achievements.

Based on information collected from participants during enrollment, 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*


DATES                         Monday 8 January – Friday 12 January 2018

LOCATION               St Mary’s Cathedral College and Sydney Conservatorium of Music


Indicative Daily Program**

8.30am Drop off available
9.15am – 10.00am 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

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

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