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Performer Opportunity

AYO 2021 Instrumental Applications open now

  • Deadline date: 9 Nov 2020
  • Date held: 2021 [Auditions are due from October 27 to November 9, 2020]
  • Location: Australia


Further Details

Applications for AYO’s 2021 instrumental programs are OPEN! Don’t miss your chance to perform with internationally acclaimed artists, explore challenging orchestral repertoire and collaborate with fellow musicians from all over Australia.

We’re excited to share the variety of opportunities available in the coming year. We look forward to presenting two new programs, the AYO Autumn and Spring Music Camps, where we will welcome conductors Fabian Russell, Johannes Fritzsch and Umberto Clerici. AYO Winter Season will see AYO musicians performing alongside two AYO alumni, renowned conductor Matthew Coorey and Principal Double Bass of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Matthew McDonald. Later in the year conductor Benjamin Northey will take up the baton for AYO’s exciting Summer Season.

AYO Chamber Players will embark on musical residencies with leading chamber ensembles, Arcadia Winds, the Seraphim Trio and the Australian String Quartet; and Australia’s state orchestras will once again welcome AYO musicians for the ASO and MSO Fellowships.

All AYO auditions will be held online with musicians able to record and submit a video audition. These auditions are due from 27 October 2020. Applicants will have access to AYO’s exclusive online webinars on a range of topics including excerpt preparation and creating a high quality recording. Apply early and don’t miss the chance to share your passion for music.

Changes in 2021

Due to the uncertainty surrounding travel and large gatherings at this time and into 2021 we have been closely monitoring the restrictions around travel and large gatherings across Australia, and the uncertainty around when these may lift has led to some adjustments to our planned 2021 programs. These changes include the creation of two new programs, AYO Autumn Music Camp and AYO Spring Music Camp, which will continue the great tradition of AYO National Music Camp held each summer.

The two camps will provide high quality orchestral and chamber music experiences for young musicians aged 12 to 22 in lieu of the traditional AYO National Music Camp and AYO Young Symphonists in 2021. We plan for the return of National Music Camp in January 2022. Read more about adjustments to AYO's 2021 offerings in the wake of COVID-19.

Applications for AYO's 2021 orchestral programs are now open!

String auditions due : Tuesday 27 October
Wind and brass auditions due : Thursday 29 October
Percussion auditions due : Monday 9 November
Established ensemble auditions due : Monday 9 November

Applications for AYO's Composition, Sound Production, Orchestral Management and Words About Music programs will open on Monday 16 November.

Website: https://www.ayo.com.au/content/2021-programs/gkbkk9


Contact: Australian Youth Orchestra

Phone: 1300 668 500

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