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Alumni Tips & Tricks

What do assessors look for when reading music scholarship applications? How can you set yourself up for business success when working as a freelancer? AYO Alumni from all eras and backgrounds share handy hints they've picked up along the way.


How to write successful grant applications

Shalini Hartog, Sponsorship Manager-Melbourne Festival, once increased a company’s previous grant by 120%. Read Shalini’s tips and tricks for making your grant application stand out from the pack.


Paying Gigs

Want to earn extra cash by playing for weddings and other paid gigs? Set yourself up professionally with these practical tips & tricks from Music Teacher and Freelancer Liz Cooney.



How to write Compelling scholarship applications

Multi award-winning AYO Alumnus Jonathan Henderson shares his tips for writing scholarship applications, including what to include & how to present your information. 


Advice to my younger National Music Camp self

Some gems - Alumni from the 60s & 70s share the advice they would give today to their younger selves at National Music Camp. Read their sage words.

Orchestral Management Tips

Caitlin Gilmour, an Alumna from the AYO National Music Camp Orchestral Management program, talks about her career development and shares some orchestral management tips. Read Caitlin's story here.