NEWS

WHAT INSPIRES PEOPLE TO DONATE TO AYO?

Wednesday 6th November, 2019
With applications for Financial Assistance for AYO’s 2020 programs currently open, we caught up with AYO supporters Francis Beans and Samantha Boston to find out what inspires them to donate to AYO Scholarships.

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JULIA RENNICK NOMINATED FOR ARIA MUSIC TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Wednesday 6th November, 2019
Gunnedah music teacher, Julia Rennick has been nominated for this year’s Telstra ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award! Julia has been recognised for her efforts in music teaching, her dedication to Gunnedah Conservatorium and her mentoring work in the National Music Teacher Mentoring Program.

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BECOMING A BAROQUE VIOLIST

Tuesday 8th October, 2019
Last year, AYO violist Katie Yap was a recipient of the prestigious Ernest V. Llewellyn Scholarship, which enabled her to buy a custom-made baroque viola. We chatted to Katie a year on from purchasing her viola about the freedom of playing a baroque instrument of her own and the opportunities it has presented for her throughout the year.

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THEN AND NOW: 40 YEARS ON FROM THE 1979 INTERNATIONAL TOUR

Tuesday 3rd September, 2019
2019 marks the 40th year since AYO became the first Australian orchestra to visit China. On the ’79 tour the orchestra visited Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Beijing, Nanking, and Shanghai. A reunion event was held in Sydney upon the 2019 orchestra’s return to Australia, presenting the perfect opportunity to reflect on both tours.

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