2020 Summer School


 

 

DATES Monday 6 – Friday 10 January 2020
TIMES 9:00AM – 3:00PM | HSC 3:00PM – 6:00PM
APPLICATIONS CLOSE Friday 6 December 2019
LOCATION Santa Sabina College, Strathfield and Sydney Conservatorium of Music (Friday only)
COST $550
SIBLING DISCOUNT $75
HSC PREP PROGRAM (ADD ON)  $100
HSC PREP PROGRAM (STAND ALONE)  $200

 


PROGRAM INFORMATION

The SYO Summer School combines high level music making, creativity, exploration and personal development. This week-long program is open to all school-aged students in NSW. As well as an opportunity to make friends and have fun, the week includes choir rehearsals, large ensemble playing, masterclasses, tutorials and music theory sessions. The week culminates with ensemble showcases and concerts to highlight the week’s achievements in a concert at Verbrugghen Hall at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

There is also a HSC Preparatory Program for students in years 11 & 12, plus scholarships for students residing more than 200km away from Sydney CBD.

 

HSC PREPARATORY PROGRAM 

Led by leading NSW music educators and long-time HSC markers, this program covers areas of theory and practice that relate specifically to the NSW HSC Music 2 curriculum.

Participants can expect to receive intense training on theory, composition, essay writing, thesis development and constructive performance critique. This program provides HSC students the opportunity to receive invaluable guidance and tailored HSC music training in a supportive and fun environment with like-minded students.

The HSC Preparatory Program runs from Monday – Thursday and can be selected as an add-on to the SYO Summer School or as a standalone package.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Applications Close: Friday 22 November 2019
Scholarships Awarded: by Friday 6 December 2019

SYO is committed to ensuring all talented musicians, regardless of financial circumstances, have the opportunity to be part of SYO. With the very generous support of many private donors, companies and foundations we provide a number of full scholarships for eligible regional applicants to attend SYO’s Summer School in 2020. 

Any applicant who is a primary or secondary school student and resides at least 200km from Sydney CBD is eligible to apply. Successful applicants will receive a waiver on the 2020 participation fee ($550.00+GST), plus a travel and accommodation bursary. The amount of this bursary is dependent on the circumstances of the applicant.

 

  

 

8.30am Drop off 
9.00am – 10.00am Choir
10.00am – 11.00am Large Ensemble
11.00am – 11.30am Morning Tea
11.30am – 1.00pm Large Ensemble / Tutorials
1.00pm – 1.45pm Lunch
1.45pm – 3.00pm Large Ensemble / Tutorials / Masterclass / Music Games
3.00pm – 6.00pm HSC Preparatory Program*
   

* HSC Prep Program requires a minimum enrolment of 15 students to take place. Final program details and outline will made available mid-December, 2019. 

** Program is subject to change and develop prior to final program details release in mid-December, 2019.


 

If applications have closed and you would like to be placed on the waitlist, or to enquire about a late registration, please complete an Expression of Interest form and someone from our Operations Team will be in contact if any places become available.