Why SYO?

SYO (Sydney Youth Orchestras) is the leading provider of orchestral training in New South Wales and the largest weekly training program in Australia.

We believe young people are our greatest investment.

We cannot underestimate the impact of giving our young people the artistic and developmental tools to empower them as creatives in their own right. What they achieve, how they engage, what they contribute within, and after their time with SYO, is how we measure our success. 

Through SYO a musician will also foster dedication, commitment, teamwork, confidence and many other skills, which will translate into every aspect of their lives, impacting the communities from which they come.

SYO caters for all young musicians regardless of education system.
SYO offers a complete PATHWAY from 6 to 25, from beginner to pre-professional.
Being around for 50 years does not make us excellent, it’s the impact of our alumni on the music industry and the community that does.
We celebrate all contributions to SYO.

Our Values

We drive innovation and embrace the new

Excellence is our attitude, not only an outcome. 

We are not soloists. 

We recognise and reward all contributions to SYO. 

We believe young people are the key to a progressive, creative future

Strategic Pillars and Goals

Nurturing artistic talent and delivering outstanding orchestral education for young musicians.

Creating pathways for young musicians to explore their creativity by delivering artistic programs which are inspiring, challenging, and world-class.

Extending the reach and depth of young people’s engagement with SYO across NSW to stimulate, involve and increase participation in orchestral music making.

Extending the reach and depth between SYO and its stakeholders by sharing and celebrating our musician’s stories and the impact of SYO programs.

Increase and diversify earned income for greater business stability and growth.

Sydney Youth Orchestras Inc. is an incorporated association, registered in NSW and a not-for-profit registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

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