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11 June 2009

AYO programs - applications close 19 June

AYO programs - applications close 19 June

The Australian Youth Orchestra invites applications for its 2010 programs, including the Australian Youth Orchestra's international tour (with performances at some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls) as well as all the programs offered by the National Music Camp.

Musicians as young as 12 years old are eligible to apply, and each program is designed to complement a musician’s existing education. The programs are also designed to give participants the chance to work with conductors, directors, musicians and industry professionals.

According to Colin Cornish, Chief Executive Officer at the AYO, hundreds of new applications are submitted each year from emerging young musicians, who are either starting to show signs of a strong musical future, or are on the verge of a professional career.

'Our programs are designed to inspire and educate the next generation of professional musicians, and to see so many new applicants each year is truly exciting and reassuring – to just think of all the new talent that is being fostered throughout Australia', Cornish said.

Applications can be submitted online at http://www.ayo.com.au until Friday 19 June. Audition material is available on the website, and auditions will be arranged in every Australian capital city, as well as regional audition centres of Armidale, Townsville and Orange, throughout August and September. In addition to instrumentalists, AYO's programs include opportunities for composers, aspiring music journalists and art administrators.

For more details on all of AYO’s programs, visit the website or contact the AYO on 1300 668 500.



The Australian Music Centre connects people around the world to Australian composers and sound artists. By facilitating the performance, awareness and appreciation of music by these creative artists, it aims to increase their profile and the sustainability of their art form. Established in 1974, the AMC is now the leading provider of information, resources, materials and products relating to Australian new music.


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