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 the Audition Application form for your child, they will be sent the Audition Materials to download and practice.

Now is the time for your child to practice for their audition. Take their pieces with you to their music lessons and encourage him/her to rehearse these pieces so they are ready for the big day



An email will be sent on Wednesday 30 September with the audition details including date, time and location. Make a note of these details

When audition day arrives, your young musician needs to come prepared with their music and instrument. Auditions typically run between 5 and 7 minutes long where they will perform their pieces in front of a panel of 2-3 music professionals. For more common questions about auditions, please refer to Frequently Asked Questions

Audition results will be released on Wednesday December 16 via email

You have until Friday 15 January for your child to accept his/her offer to join SYO in 2021.