Peter Seymour Orchestra

Peter Seymour Orchestra

The Peter Seymour Orchestra (PSO), named after the founder of the Sydney Youth Orchestra Association, is where many of our musicians will get their first chance to tackle major orchestral repertoire. With a focus on classical and early romantic repertoire, PSO is an ideal training ground for aspiring orchestral musicians to strengthen their ensemble skills, instrumental technique and understanding of style and symphonic form.

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Peter James Seymour (1932–1987) was a choirmaster and conductor born on 2 March 1932 in Malvern, Melbourne. He obtained a primary teacher’s certificate from Melbourne Teachers’ College and then studied Music at the University of Melbourne (Bachelor of Music, 1959).


Throughout his career, Seymour contributed greatly to many community music groups. Founder of the Sydney Youth Orchestra in 1973, he also served as our musical director and chairman for many years.


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