Support the Musicians of the Future

SYO is a place where, through music, talented young instrumentalists come together to grow, to learn and to contribute to Australia’s cultural landscape. Help us build the foundation for a community of music lovers and Australia’s very best professional musicians.’

Our programs include:

Weekly orchestral training in a selection of 12 orchestras and ensembles

Accessible public performances of the core classical music repertoire

Outreach programs across NSW

International touring

Scholarships for financial disadvantage and merit

Theory & musicianship classes

Leadership and ensemble opportunities for young musicians

Sydney’s only Music Summer School


Every gift over $2 is tax deductible and will support the SYO program of Excellence and Opportunity for young musicians across New South Wales.



Sydney Youth Orchestra Inc.

BSB: 032 100

ACCOUNT:  142467

ABN: 63 886 284 698

182 Cumberland Street
The Rocks NSW 2000

Phone: +61 2 9251 2422
Fax: +61 2 9251 2722



Which Donation Campaign you would you like to support?

Principal Chair Scholarships

SYO offers Principal Chair Scholarships that allow an outstanding young musician, dedicated to undertaking a career in the performing arts, to lead a section of the orchestra.

The scholarship subsidises program fees, tour costs and master classes with professional musicians from Australia’s leading orchestras (SSO, ACO & Opera Orchestra).

We invite you to become a donor for a Principal Chair Scholarship.

Each scholarship is valued at $4,500 per calendar year, and donors can select the Principal Chair they would like to support.

Donors will be acknowledged and enjoy a strong and tangible link with the young musician they are supporting. 

View our current Principal Chair Patrons and available chairs.

Please contact Mia Patoulios, General Manager on 02 9251 2422 if you would like to discuss becoming a Principal Chair Sponsor.

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