Donate now to help ensure the
future of the Australian Youth Orchestra

Every time we see young people take part in our programs, we are reminded of the raw potential we are harnessing and guiding towards a brighter future. AYO Young Symphonists is a vital element of the AYO training pathway, and for many young Australians, marks the first step on their path to success.

AYO Young Symphonists program offers teenage musicians the opportunity to experience significant musical and personal development. Here is where young musicians will meet their future professional networks and make long-lasting friendships; here is where they will discover their tribe.

The quality of the AYO Young Symphonists program – the tutors, the artistic direction, the opportunities and experiences all created for participants aged 12–18 years – is made possible thanks to the power of philanthropy, and people like you.

Please donate to AYO’s annual appeal. Your support will ensure a continued high standard of musical training, and the sustained support of talented young musicians on their pathway to success.

How to donate

ONLINE      Click here to donate via our secure online form

PHONE        Call (03) 8420 5710 / (02) 9356 1408

POST           Download a donation form here and mail back to AYO

All donations above $2 are tax deductible.


 'Young Symphonists has had a massive impact not only my music-making but also on my life. It has pushed me to strive to be better in everything I do and has given me opportunities to live a healthier and more productive life.’

– Ken Noonan, violin participant


‘This is a brilliant program. It is amazing how so many of the kids feel isolated within their own communities but when they attend programs like this they are one of many and it really seems to build their confidence and level of playing.’

– Hugh Ponnuthurai, bassoon tutor