Winter School

Winter School

Join SYO for a week of terrific music making in a safe, vibrant and fun atmosphere where you can really stretch yourself musically.

SYO’s Winter School 2022 promises to be the very best orchestral training holiday program for young musicians. 

You will be led by some of Australia’s finest conductors and tutors and perform in the amazing Verbrugghen Hall at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where so many of Australia’s greatest musicians started their careers.

Winter School offers 5 fun days of music learning – targeted at a variety of music levels; within a band or orchestral environment.  

On the sixth day – your learning will be showcased at a concert, to be held on Saturday 16 July, 2022.

Register now as places are strictly limited.


New Program - My First Orchestra!

My First Orchestra is specifically designed for young musicians in the first year of learning violin, viola, cello or double bass. Musicians 5 years and over  will follow a tailored program including Orff based activities, music games and instrument specific tutorials culminating in a concert at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. 

11 – 16 July 2022

9am – 3pm (Monday to Friday) 

Concert (Sat 16 July) - 10am & 12pm

Musicians will be informed which concert they are performing in closer to the date

Santa Sabina College in Strathfield from Monday - Friday and
at Sydney Conservatorium of Music on Saturday.

Standard Winter Program                                      $570.00 
Standard Winter Program + Winter HSC **         $745.00 
Winter HSC Program Only **                                 $350.00       

Sibling Discount***                                                 $70

*All enrolments have an added $10.50 transaction fee

**Open to students in Years 10, 11 and 12 in 2022 only (Music 2/Music Extension students only)
***To activate the $70.00 sibling discount, please complete this form for the first child, select the option "Yes" when asked about siblings also participating in Winter School and then apply for subsequent siblings with the code you receive via e-mail. All subsequent siblings booked will be eligible for a $70 discount on the Winter School Standard Program. Sibling Discounts do not apply to the HSC Winter School.

Age: 5 -18

My First Orchestra - Less than 1 year playing a string instrument 

Winter School - Over 1 of learning their instrument 

All musicians are required to bring their own instruments

Read more about our COVID Safety Policies 

Any musician who is a primary or secondary school student and resides at least 200km from Sydney CBD is eligible to apply for scholarship support. Successful applicants will receive a full or partial waiver on the participation fee ($570.00+GST) plus a travel and accommodation bursary. The amount of this bursary is dependent on the circumstances of the applicant. Applications for the Regional Winter School Scholarship program closes on 29th May 2022.
Please note, applying for a scholarship does not guarantee a place in the program. If your attendance is not dependent on receiving a scholarship then you may complete the enrolment form to secure your place. If awarded a scholarship after the application and assessment process, you will receive a partial or full refund on the Standard Program. 
You may apply for the scholarship without enrolling however this does not guarantee your place. 
The HSC Preparatory program is not eligible for scholarship support. 
SYO does not organise any accommodation for Winter School. Participants are to book their own accommodation. 
Applications for Regional Scholarships are now closed.


Reserve Your Place at Winter School

HSC Winter School

Apply for a Regional Scholarship to Winter School

Claim your $100 Creative Kids rebate with Sydney Youth Orchestras! SYO is a registered Creative Kids provider and encourage the use of Creative Kids vouchers for our programs. Your voucher can be applied to automatically receive $100 off your program fees.
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