Sydney Youth Orchestras is the leading orchestral training and education provider in New South Wales, forging dynamic relationships between young musicians and Australia’s leading music educators, conductors, and performers. For 45 years SYO has been the engine room of excellence and produced some of Australia’s finest musicians, educators and lovers of classical music. Currently comprising 11 orchestras and ensembles, SYO provides a weekly orchestral training program for close to 500 musicians aged 6 – 25 years. Connecting all ensembles is the SYO Orchestral Training Framework, a comprehensive system ensuring that musicians progress through the orchestras, developing individual and ensemble skills under the careful guidance of SYO’s artistic staff. Beyond equipping our members for careers as professional musicians, our program teaches teamwork, discipline, dedication, leadership, and a commitment to excellence. Whatever career path these talented young people follow, they are likely to become leaders in and contributors to their community.