Congratulations to Jonathan Lam receiving the Dr Koo Music Scholarship 2021.

This scholarship, an exemption of one year tuition fee of $4,800, is for him to study Orchestral Conducting with Dr Koo in 2021.

Jonathan is a musician and educator based in Sydney, Australia. He is currently studying Music at the University of New South Wales, majoring in Music Pedagogy and Composition. Having performed publicly from a young age, Jonathan continues to involve himself within the wider arts community of Sydney conducting orchestras and teaching students of all ages. With over 5 years of teaching experience, Jonathan instills his students with inspiration and knowledge as they continue to learn and perform to the best of their ability. Jonathan’s students perform regularly in eisteddfods and festivals around Sydney, all while achieving high grades in AMEB and Trinity music exams.

Starting at the age of 5, Jonathan began his musical training under the guidance of Dianne Donovan. Starting with the traditional AMEB piano syllabus, Jonathan added to his training by joining the studio show choir. He performed with the show choir for many years while studying piano, and has performed in some of Sydney’s premier performance venues, such as the Joan Sutherland Theatre (Penrith), and the Sutherland Entertainment Centre. Due to time constraints and other extracurricular activities, Jonathan placed his show choir training on hold whilst continuing his piano studies.

During his second year of high school, he completed his Certificate of Performance with AMEB. After transferring to a different school, he joined the Hurlstone Agricultural High School Orchestra, playing violin. By his senior years in high school, he became Concertmaster of the orchestra. During this time, he commenced conducting studies with the Band Director of the school. This gave him opportunities to rehearse the orchestra, and direct them through a highly successful performance of Beethoven’s First Symphony, which was performed at the conclusion of his high school career.



 

UP COMING CONCERTS

­For more information: Call our Orchestra Manager - Rebecca Caffyn 0424 151 452

 

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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 Sydney Hills Youth Orchestra (SHYO), and $500 for the Sydney Hills Junior Orchestra (SHJO).

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 and send a short video recording of your performance via WeTransfer.

  • You will be notified with payment instruction should your application successful via email.
  • Successful members will have a website login account to access the Members Zone to download music parts. 
 
 
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.

 

 

PERFORMANCE ATTIRE

The Sydney Contemporary Youth Orchestra and the Sydney Hills Youth Orchestra
All orchestra members require a formal uniform for concert performances.

The Sydney Contemporary Youth Orchestra and the Sydney Hills Youth 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 Sydney Hills Junior Orchestra
The Sydney Hills 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