SYO provides Orchestral Music and Training so that young musicians can advance their artistic and music development, alongside other vital areas of social development and growth.
In this way, we believe that music education can help to advance develop nurture support nourish cultivate extend the lifelong wellbeing of young people.
We develop musicians and grow a creative community.
Musicians have performed in the Sydney Opera House. with the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. at Carols in the Domain. at Sydney Festival. at countless community events.
of musicians also play in their school, university or community band, ensemble.
of musicians have used their musical skills to give back to the community or charity
of musicians re-audition for SYO each year.
We foster musical skills and the business of music making.
of musicians over 8 are already professional musicians (tutors, teachers, performers).
On average, more than a third of musicians progress up the SYO pathway each year.
or musicians say they have made strong friendships at SYO
Our musicians come from all over Sydney and NSW.
We nurture a sense of belonging across diverse groups.
or musicians are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
SYO has meant a lot to me this year. I have made amazing friendships that will continue for years to come. My friends have made SYO not only great, but amazing. There are many great memories of my time in SYO.