NEWS

LISTENING TO THE EXCERPTS WITH BEN OPIE | PREPARING YOUR AYO AUDITION

Tuesday 13th October, 2020
As applicants around the country are preparing their auditions for AYO in 2021, each musician will be playing a set of excerpts to be assessed by the panel. You might be asking—how do you give a strong performance of an excerpt? We chatted to oboist, artistic director and experienced audition panellist Ben Opie about the importance of listening in preparation for performing AYO’s excerpts.

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CHOOSING YOUR OWN-CHOICE AUDITION PIECE

Tuesday 29th September, 2020
Are you wondering how to select an own-choice piece for your AYO audition? Here are some tips and tricks from our experienced AYO musicians on how to choose a piece that’s right for you. Plus, have a listen to some of the pieces that they chose for themselves—from Prokofiev to Strauss and some contemporary selects. Image credit: Marc Ginot

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THE AYO QUIZ

Monday 31st August, 2020
Are you a classical connoisseur? Test your skills and knowledge of AYO, classical music and beyond with this first instalment of the AYO quiz. Answers will be released tomorrow. Stay tuned!

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AN UPDATE ON AYO 2021

Tuesday 8th September, 2020
As we look to the year ahead, we are now inviting young musicians from across Australia to audition for our 2021 programs. We appreciate the continued support and patience that our community has given us over the past months as we have worked to finalise the details of our 2021 offerings.

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