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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 complementary courses for aspiring composers, arts administrators, sound engineers and music journalists aged 16 to 30.

Established by the late Richard Gill AO, Music in Me is a specialised program for primary educators who want to deliver quality music in the classroom.

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Looking back over my past two weeks with AYO I feel almost overwhelmed by the sheer scale of what has been achieved by the orchestra musically, socially and professionally.

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