AYO National Music Camp

The highlight of the year for many young Australian musicians, AYO National Music Camp is a whirlwind of new faces, exhilarating challenges and uplifting performances. Immerse yourself in a two-week musical experience. Be inspired by tutors, artists and conductors of international standing, and experience music-making at an elite national level as part of a superb symphony or chamber orchestra.

What to expect on the program

You’ll join the country’s best young musicians for a fully catered residential program. Throughout the program, musicians will be engaged in orchestral and sectional rehearsals, as well as tutorials with some of Australia’s most respected instrumental tutors and conductors.

Each musician will also gain practical skills in areas that support their performance aspirations through professional development sessions led by experienced tutors and artists. In addition, all participants will have the opportunity to explore the world of chamber music as part of a small chamber ensemble. At the conclusion of the program, participants will showcase their combined efforts in a series of exciting orchestral concert performances.

With an action-packed schedule, it’s important that your focus is on the program at hand. Rest assured, you will be well looked after, allowing you to concentrate on your preparation and performance. We provide airport transfers, comfortable shared accommodation and three meals per day for every participant.


One of the most exciting aspects of AYO National Music Camp is putting on a spectacular concert series at the culmination of the program. Hear musicians from 2021 Autumn Camp performing works by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Prokofiev under the baton of Umberto Clerici.