2018 AYO Orchestral Career Development


The AYO Orchestral Career Development programs have been the springboard for many long musical careers, providing a critical link and highly successful stepping stone into a professional music career.


Be challenged to take your performance skills to the next level and gain true insight into being a professional musician.


AYO Orchestral Career Development opportunities include:

  • intensive coaching by knowledgeable and sympathetic orchestral mentors
  • an opportunity to refine your performance skills; addressing tonality, technicality and musicality
  • rewarding exposure and true insights from working within a professional orchestral environment 

 Melbourne Symphony Orchestra String Fellowships

Stage one of the program begins with one-on-one coaching from your Melbourne Symphony Orchestra mentor and culminates in an audition for casual engagement with the MSO. Selected Fellows will be invited to participate in stage two – being engaged by MSO for up to three weeks of work as a casual musician. 

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Fellowships

In this program you will develop the skills and knowledge needed to enter the life of a professional orchestra by receiving expert mentoring from an Adelaide Symphony Orchestra member. You’ll have one-on-one coaching, concerto and excerpt workshops, professional development sessions, and will be guided through preparation for an audition.