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.

To achieve ones full potential as musicians what better and greater opportunity there is for a youngster than being part of the SYS Orchestras. Come and be part of a growing audience and witness assembly of budding musicians. Prepare yourself to be impressed, excited and inspired.

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.

The SYS consists of two training, performing orchestras:

Each of the orchestras has 40 scheduled sessions (rehearsals and concerts) during the school term, with carefully selected programs covering a variety of cultural perspectives and artistic values.

Young music lovers who play orchestral instruments are welcome to join us.

Come and experience:

  • something exciting,
  • something energetic,
  • something passionate,
  • something professional,
  • something enjoyable!

Rehearsal venue: Tiered Learning Centre Theatre, Baulkham Hills High School

419A Windsor Road, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153, Australia

Rehearsal time: 

  • The SYS Concert Orchestra: Friday 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • The SYS Junior Orchestra: Friday 6:00pm - 7:30pm 

UP COMING CONCERTS

Putting the fun in music training 2018

Designed and arranged with variety of popular songs in various styles - pop, jazz, classical, traditional, modern etc., a new program for the SYS Junior Orchestra in 2018 will be the most educational, enjoyable and exciting training program ever!


All young music lovers under the age of 15 and have been learning orchestral instruments for above 2 years can join and be benefited.

Audition fee: $60

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

 

 

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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