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

Each section of our orchestras is led by an outstanding young musician dedicated to undertaking a career in the performing arts. Support through this program, subsidises program fees, tour costs and master classes with professional musicians from Australia’s leading orchestras (SSO, ACO & AOBO).


Principal Chair Scholarships are valued at $4,500 per calendar year and donors are invited to select the principal chair they wish to support. Together with naming acknowledgements for 12 months, donors 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 if you would like to discuss becoming a Principal Chair Sponsor on 02 9251 2422.

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