NEWS

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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WHEN TWO PASSIONS COLLIDE | WORDS ABOUT MUSIC ALUMNUS ADAM WEITZER

Tuesday 8th December, 2020
AYO Words About Music alumnus Adam Weitzer was named 2020 Global Winner in the Music, Film and Theatre category of The Global Undergraduate Awards. He reflects on his time in 2019 working with Phillip Sametz and how WAM gave him the confidence to reach this milestone in musical literature.

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