Applications for AYO’s 2024 programs are now closed. To receive regular updates on applications for our 2025 programs, please register your interest here.
Results of AYO’s 2024 applications will be released on Tuesday 10 October. Please log into the AYO Community Hub to view your results under the ‘My Applications’ tab.
The Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) is one of the world’s most prestigious and innovative training organisations for young musicians. It holds a vital and unique place in Australia’s musical landscape: bringing together exceptional artists, tutors and young musicians from every corner of the country and beyond. Our specialised training pathways have been created to nurture the musical development of gifted young instrumentalists, from school-aged musicians to those on the verge of a professional career. Alongside renowned performance programs, We offer inventive and hands-on courses for aspiring composers, arts administrators, sound engineers and music journalists aged 16 to 30.
How should I choose a program?
Each of our programs caters to Australia’s finest young musicians at varying stages of their creative and professional development. Many participants start as young as twelve and follow the AYO training pathway from start to finish, while others select individual programs that complement their study schedule. AYO offers the flexibility to pick and choose the programs that suit you best, and we encourage you to apply for all the programs you are eligible for.