Audition Process


Before you apply, select the appropriate ensembles based on your skill & experience level. At SYO there are multiple stages & 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 advanced orchestra 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 to record.


Attend an SYO Audition Information session via Zoom on Thursday 12th of August, 7:30-8:30pm.


It’s now time to record your audition pieces. Good Luck!

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Once you feel happy with your recording, it is time to submit. Submissions will open on Friday, September 24 and are due by 5:00pm, Friday, October 1 For more questions about submitting your audition, please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.

Audition results will be released on Tuesday, December 14 via email.

Early bird discount offers will close on Tuesday, December 21. You have until Friday, January 15 2022 to accept your offer to join SYO in 2022.  

We can’t wait to see you at our weekly rehearsals!