Audition Process


Before you apply, select the appropriate group based on your skill & experience level. At SYO there are multiple levels & ensembles in our weekly program. Our SYO Strings Program caters for string players beginning at AMEB grade 1 or equivalent and our Symphonic Orchestral Program caters for string, brass, woodwind and percussion players beginning at AMEB grade 5 or equivalent. Our most senior group is The Sydney Youth Orchestra which is for musicians who are AMEB AMusA minimum standard or equivalent.  











Apply online through the SYO Audition form


Once you submit your Audition Application form, you will be sent the Audition Materials to download and practice.

Now is the time to practice for your audition. Take these pieces to your music tutor and rehearse so you’re ready for the big day

You will receive your audition date, time and location via email on Wednesday September 30.  Make a note of these details

When your audition day arrives, come prepared to your location with your music and instrument. Auditions typically run between 5 and 7 minutes long where you will perform your pieces in front of a panel of 2-3 music professionals. For more common questions about auditions, please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions

Audition results will be released on Wednesday December 16 via email.

You have until Friday January 15, 2021 to accept your offer to join SYO in 2021.  

Can’t wait to see you at our weekly rehearsals.