The SCO Youth Symphony Junior Orchestra

Members of The SYS Junior Orchestra are those of young music lovers, students of primary and high schools (under 15 years of age) who have been learning orchestral instruments for about two years or more.

Through our training, members will be able to gain better performance in your school band.

Through our training, members results for a variety of music examinations will improve.

SYSJO provides the orchestral 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. Members of SYSJO will be able to take further opportunities to develop their skills, being able to join higher level youth orchestras or school ensembles. They will also be the ones who achieve special chair positions or music scholarships. This orchestra has 40 scheduled one-hour rehearsals during the school term, and offers many performance opportunities.   

Rehearsal time: Friday, 6.00 pm - 7.30 pm

Rehearsal venue: Baulkham High School, TLC Theatre

For more information please contact

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

 

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UP COMING CONCERTS

SYS Concert Orchestra Auditions

The SYS Concert Orchestra Auditions is open for all young music lovers who has been learning orchestral instruments for about two years and would like to have enjoyable but extensive training with classical music. The coming concert program includes Beethoven Symphony No.1 in C major, Op 21 and Bruch Kol Nidrei. Adagio for cello with orchestra and harp. Don't miss out this amusing opportunity of learning, playing and enjoying those amusing music!

 

 

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  $400 (for 4 school terms) is asked of each member for the SYS Concert Orchestra (SYSCO), and the SYS Junior Orchestra (SYSJO).

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

Members of the SYSCO and SYSJO with more than one year of membership may chose the following options:

  • $330 for 3 school terms.
  • $240 for 2 school terms.
  • $130 for 1 school term. 

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 under the age of 15 can join the Junior Orchestra any time with no audition requirement. Simply fill up your online Membership Registration From, and directly pay $400 membership fee, or contact our managers arrange a time to observe our rehearsals.

For young musicians joining the SYS Concert Orchestra will need fill up your onlineMembership Registration From to book your audition, and pay $40 audition fee.

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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