2021 HSC Winter School Registration Form


Access leading HSC music educators to gain feedback, tips and practical advice in preparation for HSC Music exams and assessments.

DATE Monday 5 – Friday 9 July 2021
TIME 10:00am – 2:00pm
LOCATION Santa Sabina College, Strathfield OR SYOnline Digital Platform

Presented by three of the most experienced music educators and regular HSC markers in NSW, the SYO HSC Winter School is specially designed to assist students in Years 10, 11 & 12 to prepare for HSC Music 2 & Music Extension practical and written examinations in a supportive and engaging environment amongst a collaborative team of likeminded students.

RECOMMENDED FOR: All Year 11 & 12 HSC Music 2/Extension students as well as Year 10 students preparing for HSC Music 2/Extension.

Participants will receive the following under the guidance of our team of expert teachers:
  • Advice on written examinations including workshops on past papers, aural transcription and essay writing;
  • Practical tips on HSC Music 2/Extension performance examinations, with the opportunity for students to choose to perform for peers unaccompanied or with leading accompanist Josephine Allan (Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Sydney Symphony Orchestra);
  • Key insights on HSC Music 2/Extension composition assessments, with the opportunity for students to choose to have a one-on-one consultation with an experienced HSC senior marker;
  • Expert guidance on maintaining healthy studying, practice and social habits to stay focused and in control of the demands of the HSC and HSC Music;
  • Online and printed resources available to build on skills and information gained at HSC Winter School to continue to excel in classwork, written and practical examinations;
  • The opportunity to receive an original customised rehearsal track created by leading accompanist Josephine Allan (Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Sydney Symphony Orchestra).
Full details, teacher information and costs available online here.
Personal Information*
SYO aims to provide a happy, safe and nurturing environment for all our musicians. To do this we require some personal information which must be kept up-to-date at all times. Your personal information will be kept safely and will not be disclosed to any other person or organisation

*It is the responsibility of musicians and their parents/guardians to ensure SYO has your most current information (ie. home address, e-mail, contact details) and any relevant medical and dietary information. SYO cannot be held responsible for acting on information which is out of date or not acting if information was not provided.

Participant Details



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Please ensure this is an email address you will be able to access regularly.


SYO is committed to creating an environment where participants, regardless of gender expression, can feel safe to learn






SYO HSC Winter School is open to current Year 10, 11 and 12 students only. Participants should be studying (or preparing to study) HSC Music 2 or Extension.





If unsure, type Mr, Ms, Mrs, etc.

Classroom music teachers can sign up for a teacher reference code for student discounts, observation days and other benefits related to HSC Winter School.

For more information, please see the following page to share with your teacher: HSC Winter School Teacher Support

Discount codes are case-sensitive. Please copy and paste to ensure your code is entered correctly. Valid discount codes must be added at the time of registration and cannot be added after submitting a registration form.
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Program Registration

If you wish to change this selection at a later date, please let us know as soon as possible. Updates to the method of attendance will be considered based on COVID Safe guidance and capacity availability of the venue.
Performance Practice
Opportunities for performance practice during HSC Winter School will be available for all participants if they wish to perform in a mock exam for teachers and peers. If you do not wish to perform, you will still have the opportunity to observe and gain insight from experience HSC performance markers.

Performance pieces will be limited to one single movement piece or one movement from a multi-movement piece.

SYOnline participants will be required to submit a video performance to be reviewed.

Participants who choose this option will receive another email to confirm performance piece selection and rehearsal times.

Please note that these tracks are intended for use as a rehearsal resource only. They will not have the sound/audio quality of a professional studio recording. If you select this option you will receive a separate email to submit the details and upload piano accompaniment parts for your selected movement or single movement piece.
Composition Consultation
Participants can choose to submit their composition for a one-on-one consultation with an experience HSC marker during the course of HSC Winter School.

Participants who select this option will receive an email with further information and details required for composition consultation.
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Dietary & Medical Information

All information provided on the musician's behalf will be treated with the strictest confidentially and is required to ensure we can provide the best care for our participants.

It is the responsibility of musicians and their parents/guardians to ensure SYO have your most current information (ie. home address, e-mail, contact details) and any relevant medical and dietary information. SYO cannot be held responsible for acting on information which is out of date or not acting if information was not provided.


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Impact Questions
In order to advocate for the increased support of youth music programs from government, corporate and private supporters, SYO aims to track the diversity of its musicians as well as the the impact of our programs. Please assist us by answering the below questions. Your responses are confidential will not form any part of your official enrolment record. 

Parents/Guardians, please note that the questions are directed towards your young musicians.

























Each participant needs a separate registration for the SYO HSC Winter School. After your first registration is complete, you will be emailed a discount code to receive $75 off the program cost for any subsequent sibling registrations in this program.




Discount codes are case-sensitive. Please copy and paste to ensure your code is entered correctly. Valid discount codes must be added at the time of registration and cannot be added after submitting a registration form.
If you have already registered a sibling and have not received a sibling discount code, please check your spam/junk folder for an email from [email protected]
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Terms & Conditions - Parent/Guardian
By proceeding with this purchase you consent to the Sydney Youth Orchestras Terms and Conditions of sale. If you are purchasing a ticket, audition or enrollment on behalf of another person you consent on the behalf of that person as their agent.

Terms & Conditions - Participant
By proceeding with this purchase you consent to the Sydney Youth Orchestras Terms and Conditions of sale. If you are purchasing a ticket, audition or enrolment on behalf of another person you consent on the behalf of that person as their agent.