Winter Intensive


DATES                  Sunday 8 July – Saturday 14 July

TIMES                   Sunday 4:00pm – Saturday 10:00am Inclusive

LOCATION              Calrossy Anglican School, Tamworth & Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music


Challenge yourself at the SYO Music Intensive in Tamworth 2018. This intensive orchestral music camp has been designed specifically for young musicians aged 13-21 who are looking to extend their ensemble playing whilst surrounded by the states best young musicians. Through an audition process, musicians will be placed in either the Orchestra conducted by Max McBride (AUS) and/or a Wind Ensemble conducted by a special guest conductor.


AGE 13-21

Grade: AMEB Grade 5+

If you or your child are currently not playing at an AMEB Grade 5 minimum standard, consider applying for our Winter School, the two day non-residential alternative. SYO would love to see you in Tamworth!


Musicians can apply for this program via an Expression of Interest form. Places will be announced at the beginning of June, 2018. All eligible students for the SYO Winter Intensive must be:

  • an SYO 2018 member who auditioned at the end of 2017 or;
  • any NSW based orchestral musician aged 13-21 who submits a successful video audition (due 11:00am May 15 2018)

Places are limited, and SYO Artistic Staff will have full discretion in the allocation of places for this program. Once places are announced, successful students will be sent full information of the program and the details of the participation fee. Music and rostering will not be distributed prior to the Winter Intensive commencing. 


To provide a convenient experience for families, SYO is offering return coach travel from Sydney for students based in the Sydney region. This coach travel is an optional extra that can be paid at the time of enrolment.

Price: $980 Full Week + booking fees

$250 additional optional coach transport from Sydney provided 

Public Concerts: Thursday 12 July, 5pm and Friday 13 July, 7pm, Tamworth Town Hall

Location: Calrossy Anglican School, Tamworth

Included: Tuition, accommodation, activities, meals 

If you aren’t interested in a residential camp (sleep-over), consider applying for our Winter School