Sydney Youth Orchestras is the leading orchestral training and education programs provider in New South Wales. It forges dynamic relationships between young musicians and Australia’s leading music educators, conductors, and performers. Since 1973 SYO has been the engine room of excellence and produced some of Australia’s finest musicians, educators and lovers of classical music.

Currently comprising 14 orchestras and ensembles, SYO provides weekly orchestral training programs for over 550 musicians aged 6 – 25 years. Connecting all ensembles is the SYO Orchestral Training Framework. This is a comprehensive system that ensures musicians progress through the orchestras, developing individual and ensemble skills under the careful guidance of SYO’s artistic staff. In addition to equipping our members for careers as professional musicians, our program teaches teamwork, discipline, dedication, leadership, and a commitment to excellence.

Whatever career path these talented young people follow, they are likely to become leaders in and contributors to their community.