Orchestral Music 1900-Now
Orchestral Music 1900-Now
Orchestral Music 1900-Now

Join music education legend and HSC Examiner John Ockwell on a journey through music from the 20th and 21st century. Complimented by exercises in rhythmic and melodic dictation and sight-singing, students will learn to use their musicological foundations to analyse the works of composers such as Debussy, Messiaen and Schoenberg, and their influence on the Western art music aesthetic.  

This course is the perfect preparation or extension for those intending to (or who are already) studying International Baccalaureate (IB) Music or HSC Music 2/Music Extension as Music 1900-Now is essential knowledge for HSC Music 2. 

Saturdays weekly at 10:00-11:00am

Classes take place during NSW School Term periods. There are 6 sessions per school term.

*Musicians are welcome to join this program during the year

Weekly classes are delivered via SYOnline and live through zoom each week

  • $480 for non-SYO members 
  • $360 for SYO Musicians

Scholarships: Regional Scholarships are available for students living more than 200 kilometres from the Sydney CBD and Opportunity Scholarships are available for students who are facing financial hardship or circumstances that would otherwise prevent them from joining SYO – please contact us

Open to all musicians aged 14-19 (Years 9-12) and particularly suited to those studying elective music. Students should be very confident in reading and understanding musical notation to get the most out of this course.


John Ockwell

Conductor : Peter Seymour Youth Orchestra and Orchestral Musicianship

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