What We Do

SYO is the pathway for young people to CREATE CONNECT CHAMPION orchestral music.

Each year, 850+ auditions are assessed

to find 550+ of the state's best young musicians

from Abbotsford Albury Alexandria Allawah Annandale Arncliffe Artarmon Ashbury Ashfield Auburn Balgowlah Balgowlah Heights Balmain Balmain East Banksia Bankstown Bardwell Park Bateau Bay Baulkham Hills Beacon Hill Beaumont Hills Beecroft Belfield Bella Vista Bellevue Hill Beverly Hills Bexley Birchgrove Blacktown Blakehurst Blaxland Bondi Beach Bondi Junction Botany Breakfast Point Brighton-Le-Sands Burwood Cambewarra Camden Cammeray Camperdown Campsie Canterbury Carey Bay Caringbah Carlingford Carss Park Castle Cove Castle Hill Chatswood Cherrybrook Chifley Chippendale Clontarf Clovelly Collaroy Plateau Como Concord Concord West Condell Park Constitution Hill Coogee Cordeaux Heights Corrimal Cremorne Cromer Cronulla Crows Nest Croydon Croydon Park Darling Point Dee Why Denistone Dover Heights Drummoyne Dulwich Hill Dundas Dural Earlwood East Lindfield East Ryde Eastwood Elanora Heights Enfield Epping Ermington Erskine Park Erskineville Five Dock Forestville Gladesville Glebe Gledswood Hills Glenbrook Glenmore Park Glenwood Gordon Goulburn Greenacre Greenwich Guildford Gumma Haberfield Hawkesbury Heights Heathcote Helensburgh Highfields Horningsea Park Hornsby Hornsby Heights Hunters Hill Huntleys Cove Hurlstone Park Hurstville Illawong Jannali Kareela Katoomba Kearns Kellyville Ridge Kensington Killara Killarney Heights Kingsgrove Kurraba Point Kurrajong Lane Cove Lane Cove North Leichhardt Lewisham Lidcombe Lindfield Lisarow Llandilo Lugarno Maroubra Marrickville Marsfield Mascot Matraville Meadowbank Menai Middle Cove Milsons Point Mittagong Moorebank Mortlake Mosman Mount Annan Mount Vernon Mulgoa Naremburn Neutral Bay Newington Newtown North Balgowlah North Bondi North Curl Curl North Rocks North Ryde North Strathfield North Sydney North Turramurra North Wahroonga North Willoughby Northbridge Norwest Oatlands Oatley Orange Oyster Bay Paddington Parramatta Peakhurst Pennant Hills Penshurst Point Piper Punchbowl Putney Pymble Pyrmont Randwick Redfern Rhodes Riverwood Rockdale Rodd Point Rose Bay Rosebery Roselands Roseville Rozelle Russell Lea Ryde Sans Souci Seaforth Seven Hills Smithfield South Coogee South Granville South Penrith South Turramurra Springwood St Ives St Ives Chase St Leonards Stanhope Gardens Stanmore Strathfield Summer Hill Sydney Olympic Park Sylvania Tamarama Taree Tempe The Ponds Thornleigh Toongabbie Turramurra Vaucluse Wahroonga Waitara Waratah Warrawee Waverley Wentworth Point Werombi West Pymble Westleigh Willoughby Winmalee Winston Hills Wollongong Wollstonecraft Woodcroft Woollahra Wyong Zetland

to be placed into 14 ensembles,

such as the Western Sydney Youth Orchestra Stage 1 Strings The Sydney Youth Orchestra Stage 3 Strings the Richard Gill Chamber Orchestra the Symphonic Wind Orchestra Stage 2 Strings the Peter Seymour Orchestra the SYO Philharmonic Orchestra

Musicians take part in 250+ rehearsals,

perform in 90+ concerts, gigs, and events,

and participate in tutorials. sectionals. music camps. regional tours. theory classes. masterclasses. international tours.

SYO also reach an extra 500+ young musicians each year

through Open Programs  Digital Programs Regional Workshops Summer School Winter School HSC Programs Beginner Programs .

We create opportunities for all young musicians to develop artistic expression. musical theory. ensemble skills. professional networks. team building. cooperation. peer groups. into professional careers. confidence.

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