The Symphonic Training Program provides the opportunity for young musicians aged 8 – 25.  

This program will broaden their potential music career by building up their orchestral music repertoires, as well as imparting to them the value of communication, teamwork, and discipline.

Symphonic skills training will be including how to watch and follow a conductor and various 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 program has 40 scheduled sessions (rehearsals and concerts) with carefully selected programs covering a variety of cultural aspects and artistic values. The program for each concert includes important classical symphonies with multiple movements. These multiple-movement training will strengthening young musicians' physical and mental capabilities and will give a fantastic performing experience that young musicians will be benefited forever.

 

Rehearsals will begin on Friday 19 July.
Sydney Hills Junior Orchestra 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sydney Hills Youth Orchestra 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The concert will be on Friday 10 December, 7:30 pm

 

YOUNG VIRTUOSOS 2021


Designed for exhibition of young musicians' virtuosity, this program encourages young musicians performing solo pieces accompanied by the orchestra.



It provides an unique opportunity for young musicians to have their first attempt as a soloist accompanied by an orchestra in front of a live audience. Learning the procedure and etiquette involved in such a performance 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.

All young musicians who play any of orchestral instruments are welcome to join this program by joining any of the two of our orchestras.

For more information joining this program you will need to submit an application form:

http://www.orchestras.sys.org.au/index.php/join-us

Or contact our Orchestra Manager - Rebecca Caffyn at 0424 151 452

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Young Conductors Masterclass

This Young Conductors Masterclass is designed for young musicians who are interested in conducting orchestral music and who wish to create an opportunity as an orchestral conductor.

The Masterclass includes:
- Participating the Sydney Hills Youth Orchestra rehearsals for two school terms;
- Under the guidance of Dr Koo to conduct a piece of music.
- Conducting the piece of music in the concert at the end of term 2, or term 4.

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants must be:

- under 30 years of age.
- currently studying music at a tertiary institute in Sydney.

Will give priority to those with conducting experience.
Opportunity to be a conductor of the SCO Youth Symphony or Western Sydney Symphony Orchestra in future.

Fee: $1200 per term.

Application: Please submit ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.

Or contact Dr Koo:
Ph: 0449 776 873
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Young Conductors Masterclass 2020

YOUNG VIRTUOSOS 2019
A Special Training Program for Young Musicians
 
 
 
This is our 3rd concert of the Young Virtuosos series. 
 
Orchestra members will have the opportunity to choose their favorite pieces, and those pieces will be arranged for solo instruments 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.
 
All young musicians under 15 year of age and have been learning any of the following instruments for about 2 years are welcome to apply for this program:
 
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • French Horn
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Harp.
 
Online application:
http://www.orchestras.sys.org.au/index.php/join-us
 
Or contact our Managers for more information:
Orchestra Manager - Dianne Batcheldor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Ph: 0427 347 989
Membership Manager - Eva Lau This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

UP COMING 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 to fill up your Online Membership Registration Form 
  • After submitting your Application Form you will also need to pay a $60 audition fee and send a short video recording of your performance as an audition to management@sys.org.au
  • You will be notified with membership payment instructions should your application be 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