Sydney Contemporary Orchestra

Youth Symphony

The training arm of the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra Inc. (SCO), the SCO Youth Symphony (SYS) is our Youth Program for young music lovers, music students, young musicians and young music teachers in Sydney, Australia.

Led by its Founding Conductor, Artistic & Executive Director, Dr Brian Chatpo Koo, the SYS offers young music lovers the opportunity to play and enjoy classical orchestral music of all kinds, not only performing but also learning to understand how those masterpieces were constructed, and expanding their orchestral music education training and orchestral music performance experience. The orchestra also broadens their potential music career by building up their orchestral music repertoires, as well as imparting to them the value of communication, teamwork, and discipline.

To achieve ones full potential as musicians what better and greater opportunity there is for a youngster than being part of the SYS Orchestras. With professionally training and be influenced by the classical symphonies you will be equipped to broaden their vision globally and to enhance their understanding of human civilisations.

 

 

We are a registered provider for the NSW Creative Kids program. All members under the age 18 are eligible to redeem $100 for their annual membership fee from the NSW Government.

Young Virtuosos  2019

This is our 3rd concert of the Young Virtuosos series. 
 
Orchestra members will have the opportunity to choose their favourite pieces, and those pieces will be arranged for solo instrument and for orchestra by Dr Koo. In the concert, selected members will play their piece as a soloist accompanied by the orchestra.
 
This concert provides an unprecedented opportunity for young musicians to have their first attempt as a soloist accompanied by an orchestra in front of a live audience.  They will learn the procedure and etiquette involved in such a performance, and will bring to a young musician an unforgettable and empowering experience. This valuable and unique experience will elevate their performance qualities and their love and passion for music.

Audition fee: $60

Fee: $500 for 4 school terms in 2018. Commencing from Friday 10 February 2018.

 

 

­For more information: Call our Artistic Director - Dr Brian Chatpo Koo 0449776872

 

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SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRA

An innovative orchestra for modern music of contemporary composers

Supported by The SCO Foundation, the orchestra hosts regular charity concerts to promote new music compositions by the contemporary composers from all around the world.

More information about the SCO   The SCO Foundation    Upcoming Concerts

 

 

JOIN THE SYS ORCHESTRAS

All revenues (membership fees, concert ticket sales etc.) will go towards The SCO Foundation to be used to promote new music of the contemporary composers.
 
Membership annual fee of  $600 (for 4 school terms) is asked of each member for the SYS Concert Orchestra (SYSCO), and $500 for the SYS Junior Orchestra (SYSJO).

The fee is calculated in 4 school terms blocks for all members (e.g. if you join from term 2 of the year, your membership will be extended to next year term 1). 

Direct deposit:

Bank: Westpac
BSB: 032173
Account Number:  501117
A/C Name: The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra Inc.
YOUTH SYMPHONY MEMBERSHIPS

Please indicate your name and description.

  1. All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  2. Payments must be completed before the first rehearsal.  

You are welcome to join us at any time.

For young musicians joining the SYS Orchestras will need fill up your online Membership Registration From to book your audition, and pay $60 audition fee. Or contact our managers arrange a time to observe our rehearsals.

Fee can be paid by Direct deposit: 

  • Bank: Westpac
  • BSB: 032173
  • Account Number: 501117
  • A/C Name: The Sydney Contemporary Orchestra Inc. 
  • - Youth Symphony Memberships

Please indicate your name and description.

You may be exempt from audition if you provide video recordings or if you are introduced by your teacher, or in special cases.

Audition Schedule

  • Your audition will be scheduled after payment completed.
  • The details of your audition date, time and venue will be advised via email.

Audition materials

  1. Your own choice of two contrasting pieces (or excerpts)
  2. Any major scale and arpeggio
  3. Any minor scale and arpeggio
  4. Sight-reading

Audition Result

  • You will be notified your audition result via email.
  • Successful members will have a website login account to access the Members Zone to download music parts. 

 

PERFORMANCE ATTIRE

The SYS Concert Orchestra
All orchestra members require a formal uniform for concert performances.

The SYS Concert Orchestra members:

Girls:

Black formal dress
Black polished shoes

Boys:

White long sleeve collared shirt buttoned to the neck with black bowtie
Black formal suit
Black socks
Black polished shoes
The SYS Junior Orchestra
The SYS Junior Orchestra members:

Girls:

Dress (colorful, fresh, smart)
Matching socks and shoes

Boys:

White long sleeve collared shirt buttoned to the neck with black bowtie
Black formal suit
Black socks
Black polished shoes

 

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