Orchestral Musicianship

Developed by some of Sydney’s leading music educators and conductors, SYO Orchestral Musicianship offers a conceptual and technical counterpart to the practical ensemble skills SYO Musicians develop through their weekly rehearsals. Orchestral Musicianship is the next phase of the SYO Theory program, and in 2021 will not be run as a separate program but a core part of SYO membership. The program will be provided at no additional cost to SYO Musicians from Stage 1 through to the SYO Philharmonic, and will be delivered via weekly Zoom meetings and your SYOnline Google Classroom. Musicians will have the option to attend live classes online or access the recorded classes and classwork on demand.

Orchestral Musicianship Classes are back for Term 4 and will commence in the first week of rehearsals . To view your class schedules, click here

SYO Orchestral Musicianship 2021 Development Team
James Pensini – Head of Music Performance P-12 – Santa Sabina College and SYO Head of Orchestral Training and Senior Conductor
John Ockwell – Senior Music Teacher and Orchestra Director – Fort Street High School and SYO Senior Conductor

Dr Luke Gilmour – Director of Co-Curricular – Cranbrook School
Trevor Mee – Director of Music – MLC School
Scott Ryan – Artistic Planning Manager – Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Michelle Rollins – Specialist Music and Drama Teacher – Waverley College and President of Orff NSW
Stephen Williams – Student Music Officer and Conducting Coordinator (5-12) – NSW Department of Education
Jeffrey Willey – Head of Music – Sydney Conservatorium High School
Thomas Wilson – Director of Music – St Mary’s Cathedral

Orchestral Musicianship 2021 Tutors
John Ockwell
James Pensini
Sarah Qiu
Angus Davison
Michelle Wang