AYO Orchestral Career Development

The AYO Orchestral Career Development programs provide you with the critical link and highly effective stepping stone into a professional music career. In these specialised programs, you will work closely with professional musicians and gain the insights and career preparation that you can only get from being in a professional orchestral environment.

Key Information

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO)
String Fellowships

When
11–19 March

Where
Melbourne, VIC

Cost
$350. The AYO will arrange and cover all travel, instrument freight, meal and accommodation costs associated with Stage One and all travel and instrument freight costs associated with Stage Two.

Eligibility

  • 18–25 years inclusive, as at 1 January 2012
  • Limited places are available for violin, viola, cello and double bass players
  • Previous MSO String Fellowship participants are ineligible to apply


Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO)
Wind, Brass and Percussion Fellowships

When
26 August–8 September

Where
Hobart, TAS

Cost
$650 (including TSO & AYO In Concert). The AYO will arrange and cover all travel, instrument freight, meal and accommodation costs associated with this program.

Eligibility

  • 18–25 years inclusive, as at 1 January 2012
  • Limited places are available for all wind, brass (except bass trombone and tuba) and percussion players
  • Previous TSO Wind, Brass and Percussion Fellowship participants are ineligible to apply

TSO & AYO In Concert

When
3–8 September

Where
Hobart, TAS

Cost
$400. The AYO will arrange and cover all travel, instrument freight, meal and accommodation costs associated with this program.

Eligibility

  • 18–25 years inclusive, as at 1 January 2012
  • Limited places will be offered across a range of orchestral instruments

Program Partners

Orchestral Fellowships

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO)
String Fellowships

In two stages, the MSO String Fellowships begin with an intensive week of one-on-one coaching from your MSO mentor, concerto and excerpt workshops and professional development sessions to grow the skills and knowledge you will need to enter the life of a professional orchestra. You will rehearse alongside your mentor and the Fellowship will culminate in an audition for casual engagement with the MSO. Following a successful casual audition, selected Fellows will be invited to participate in Stage Two and will be engaged by the MSO for up to three weeks’ work as a casual musician, performing under the close guidance of your mentor.

 

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO)
Wind, Brass and Percussion Fellowships

The TSO Wind, Brass and Percussion Fellowships are offered in partnership with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. With expert coaching from a TSO musician, you will be guided through the preparation for an audition and at the conclusion of the week undertake a casual audition for the TSO. You’ll receive one-on-one assistance in preparing repertoire and attend professional development seminars. In the second week of the Fellowship, you’ll join with other AYO musicians for the special performance project, TSO & AYO In Concert.

 

TSO & AYO in concert

This annual concert project has become a season highlight. Advanced AYO musicians (including the TSO Wind, Brass and Percussion Fellows) perform with the TSO in an exciting large-scale concert.

Click here to book tickets for TSO & AYO in Concert

Repertoire

Vine Piano Concerto No.2
Prokofiev Symphony No.5

 

Conductor

Marko Letonja


Soloist

Piers Lane piano

 

Applications for 2012 are now closed.