AYO Orchestral Career Development

The AYO Orchestral Career Development fellowships are aimed at young musicians on the cusp of their professional careers. The programs act as a springboard for those wanting to pursue performance at an elite level, providing participants with the skills to establish a diverse and successful career in music.


What’s involved in 2023?

These exciting fellowships give participants the opportunity to receive valuable one-on-one mentoring from a member of a professional orchestra. Your mentor will guide you through a range of focus areas such as audition preparation, as well as providing unique coaching in concerto and excerpt workshops. This mentorship will help participants refine the skills and knowledge they need to enter the rich world of professional orchestral music. The fellowship will culminate in a casual audition for one of Australia’s state orchestras.


Meet Phoebe and Hayasa, two participants in the AYO Orchestral Development program in 2019! These two young musicians took part in the MSO Fellowship, receiving coaching from musicians of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra before doing a casual audition for MSO at the culmination of the program. Hear about their experience in this article.
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