Young Composers Masterclass

Young Composers Masterclass is designed for young composers who are interested in composing orchestral music and who wish to compose or polish their original orchestral pieces. The successful applicants will compose or polish their works under the guidance of Dr Koo, and their original compositions will be performed by the SYS Orchestra during the SYS concert program.

The Masterclass is also an opportunity for NSW high school students who are pursuing HSC composition as their submission in Music Extension.

The Masterclass includes:
Attending 10 weekly one hour classes with Dr Koo one-to-one;
Participating in a number of orchestra rehearsals.
Performance of the composition during the SYS concert program at the TLC Theatre Baulkham Hills High School.


Eligibility criteria: Applicants must be under 30 years of age.

Application: Please submit ONLINE APPLICATION FORM together with one original composition.

Fee: $1200 AUD
This fee will go towards the SCO Foundation to be used for the promotion of new music.

This is an ongoing initiative and there is no application deadline. Individual classes will be commencing from the first week of each school term and the performances will take place during the following term.

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  $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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