NEWS

AYO COUNTDOWN TO THE NEW YEAR

Monday 21st December, 2020
As we head towards the new year we’d like to reflect on the last decade of AYO; from worldwide performances to brand new ensembles and working with an incredible community of artists, tutors, staff and musicians. Explore our countdown to 2021 and look out for our ‘AYO wrapped’ features on our social channels throughout December.

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REMEMBERING MARGARET GREENE | AN ADVOCATE FOR AUSTRALIAN MUSIC EDUCATION

Tuesday 22nd December, 2020
We were saddened to hear of the loss of Margaret Greene last month, a great friend and supporter within the music community for many years. Margaret was named an Honorary Life Member of AYO for her many contributions to the organisation and beyond. Read more about the life and work of a committed support of music education within the arts. Vale Margaret Greene.

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CONNECTING WITH ALUMNI ABROAD | AYO ORCHESTRAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Tuesday 22nd December, 2020
One of the unique and exciting prospects of an online program this year was having the opportunity to connect with AYO’s professional overseas alumni. Musicians of AYO Orchestral Career Development were each paired with an overseas mentor to chat about orchestral life outside Australia, the overseas audition process and workshop an audition concerto. We chatted to two of these pairs about their experiences and the importance of reconnecting with fellow musicians. Read more.

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THE PETER WEISS SCHOLARSHIP FUND | SUPPORTING THE FUTURE OF AUSTRALIAN MUSIC

Tuesday 22nd December, 2020
Each year, more than a third of our most talented musicians require scholarship support to be able to access the same opportunities as their peers and fulfil their potential. We are proud to announce the Peter Weiss Scholarship Fund in honour Peter Weiss, his love of music and support to AYO. In this article, AYO cellist Miles Mullins-Chivers speaks about the ways in which scholarship support impacts young musicians, and describes his own experience as a recipient of Peter Weiss Scholarship. Read more.

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