Our Proud History

The AYO occupies a special place in Australia’s musical life, where one generation of musicians inspires the next. Inside these pages you will find orchestra lists and photos that celebrate the Australian Youth Orchestra’s rich history, its contribution to Australia’s musical life, and the achievements of thousands of Australian musicians. If you have participated in any AYO program, you are a part of our extensive alumni family.

Help us contact you. Keep us informed of new address details and tell us what direction your career has taken. We hope you enjoy these pages as much as we do!

To contact us please email alumni@ayo.com.au or phone Patrick Brislan (1950s and 1960s AYO alumni) on 02 9356 1409.

Click on the links below for participant lists for AYO National Music Camp and Australian Youth Orchestras from 1948 to date, photos from the archive, and the orchestra’s performance and recording history.

 

1950s

1970s

Click here to view 1970s photos, performance and recording history, and participant lists


1990s

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Click here to view 1990s photos, performance and recording history, and participant lists

1960s

Click here to view 1960s photos, performance and recording history, and participant lists


1980s

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Click here to view 1980s photos, performance and recording history, and participant lists


2000s

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Click here to view 2000s photos, performance and recording history, and participant lists