The Orchestral Fundamentals Program provides younger musicians with the opportunity to develop their instrumental technique and ensemble skills, equipping them to join the SYO’s Symphonic Orchestral Program. Our team of passionate and experienced conductors and tutors guide ensembles across four learning stages, playing music from, and inspired by, the classical canon.
Ensembles in the Orchestral Fundamentals Program perform in four seasonal Showcase concerts each year, one towards the end of each term. These Showcases provide our young musicians the opportunity to perform in a variety of professional concert venues, and to share their music-making with friends and family. Orchestral Fundamentals ensembles have also played before senior SYO orchestra concerts at venues including the Sydney Opera House.
In the first term of each year, Orchestral Fundamentals Program students attend a non-residential camp. This weekend intensive allows students to bond as a group with their conductor and quickly advance their repertoire knowledge. Other exciting activities include composition workshops with leading Sydney composers.