1/ Choose your program(s)

AYO recommends that you apply for all programs that you are eligible and available for. Applicants are required to:

/ Meet the eligibility criteria as specified for each program

/ Make themselves available for the full period listed for each program

/ Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia

2/ Decide which instrument(s)

You may audition on more than one instrument. The following instruments are eligible: flute, piccolo, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, horn, trumpet, tenor trombone, bass trombone, tuba, percussion, timpani, harp*, piano*, violin, viola, cello, and double bass.

Wind instrument applicants are encouraged to audition on their respective doubling instruments, e.g. piccolo, cor anglais, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabassoon. AYO may be able to assist you in sourcing these instruments for the purpose of the audition.

*please note there will be no live auditions for harp, piano or existing chamber ensembles.

3/ Apply online

Applications for 2016 are open 25 May to 12 June 2015.

A non-refundable application fee of $85 is charged to each applicant to cover administration and processing costs.

Only one application fee is required, regardless of how many programs you wish to apply for or how many instruments you apply on.

4/ Attend an audition and/or interview

All applicants are offered an audition and/or interview. Upon completion of the online application and payment process orchestral excerpts and portfolio requirements will be available to you.

Instrumental applicants must be available to attend an audition in the city of your choice.

5/ Receive an offer

Audition and interview results will be emailed to applicants and first round offers released on 6 October 2015.

Program Fees

Full payment of your fee(s) are required upon confirmation of acceptance of each program following a successful audition and/or interview and program offer. Withdrawal from any program after your acceptance, for any reason other than certified medical grounds, may result in the forfeit of fees at the rate of $50 per calendar month from 30 November 2015 for withdrawal from AYO National Music Camp or 31 December 2015 for all other programs. If withdrawal occurs less than four weeks prior to a program commencing then the full fee may be forfeited.

Payment Plan

AYO is able to assist you with paying your fees by setting up a payment plan. Full details will be sent out with program offers following a successful audition.

6/ Apply for financial assistance and scholarships

Successful applicants can apply for financial assistance and scholarships from 6 October to 20 November 2015.