AYO’s Alumni Program celebrates the Australian Youth Orchestra’s rich history, its contribution to Australia’s musical life, and the achievements of thousands of Australian musicians.

AYO Alumni comprise 65% of the musicians in Australia’s professional orchestras, while others have joined the ranks of the world’s leading international orchestras.


Recently, sixty AYO/National Music Camp Alumni from the 1960s came together at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins to revisit memories of those distant days and recall the many friendships, the excitement and wonderful music-making. Visit the 1960s Reunion website here to browse through the photos and read more Alumni stories.

Be inspired:
AYO Alumni Achievements

Where are they now? Global artists, prize-winning musicians, outstanding mentors, arts leaders – read about our Alumni’s amazing personal journeys.

Relive the memories:
AYO’s Proud History

Do you know these faces? Relive the energy and excitement of AYO with historic photos, performance histories and participant lists.

Your benefits:
Alumni Opportunities 

Are you AYO Alumni? Subscribe to our free quarterly ‘Alumni Opportunities’ e-alert to receive information about discounted ticket offers, job opportunities, grants, concerts and much more. 


Get involved:
Support the next generation 

Are you interested in tutoring for AYO? Can you make a gift that will change a young musician’s life? Find out how you can help us discover, train and inspire the next generation of Australian musicians.