SYO Foundation

A gift to SYO goes well beyond just making a difference – it transforms the landscape of music education in Sydney and Australia. Help transform our young musicians from students to professionals. With a contribution of $10,000+,  you can ensure the future of Australia’s musical talent is in safe hands. In consultation with you, we will direct your contribution towards one of the SYO Foundation’s key endeavours:

  • Orchestral Leadership enhances the specialist programs provided throughout SYO’s comprehensive training program.  SYO’s leadership program combines mentoring in chamber music, pre-professional workshops in areas such as audition preparation, musicians’ health, information sessions on preparing effective grant applications, and management of financial activities.
  • Regional Touring supports an important feature of SYO’s senior orchestral program which allows our orchestras to connect with a wider audience and other young musicians, through intensive rehearsals and performances. Regional tours incorporate formal public performances, workshops with local musicians and combined performances, Toddlers Proms, and community and festival events which are part of the SYO State Program.

All gifts to Sydney Youth Orchestras over $2 are fully tax deductible and we welcome all enquiries on how you may like to support us. If you have any questions regarding how you would like to direct your support through the SYO Foundation, please contact Yarmila Alfonzetti, CEO on 9251 2422


SYO Foundation Life Patrons Stephen Bell Jan Bowen AM Peter Davidson Susie Dickson and Martin Dickson AM Tim Samway Mike Thompson