The SCO Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra

Members of The SYS Concert Orchestra (SYSCO) are those of young music lovers, students of high schools and universities, young musicians and young music teachers who are under 25 years old and have been playing orchestral instruments for more than five years.

Led by its Founding Conductor and Artistic Director, Dr Brian Chatpo Koo, SYSCO offers young musicians the opportunities to play and enjoy 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. We provide the orchestra experience for members to develop better sight reading skills, learn new techniques not found in solo work, learn to follow a conductor, strengthen counting and rhythmic skills, and learn orchestral etiquette. Especially for those who play wind instruments, brass instruments, and percussion, they will learn new techniques that aren’t as widely used in a band setting as with an orchestra, requiring them to be more sensitive with their technical abilities. This orchestra has 40 scheduled sessions (rehearsals and concerts) with carefully selected programs covering a variety of cultural aspects and artistic values. The programme for each concert includes important classical symphonies, classical concertos, among other famous works of great composers. These multiple-movement trainings will strengthening young musicians physical and mental capabilities, and will give a fantastic performing experience that young musicians will benefit from forever.

Rehearsal time: Friday, 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Rehearsal venue: Baulkham Hills High School, TLC Theatre

For more information please contact

Dianne Batcheldor,  Orchestras Manager: 0427347989 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Angel Lam, Director | The SCO Youth Symphony: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration Form

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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