About Our Programs

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.

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Young Symphonists

Start your AYO journey here

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Australian Youth Orchestra

Play with the internationally renowned flagship orchestra

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National Music Camp – Orchestral Program

The highlight of the year for many young musicians

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Chamber Players

Study chamber music alongside leading professional ensembles

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AYO Professional Immersion

Gain unique access to life in a professional orchestra

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AYO Momentum Ensemble

A dynamic group of orchestral performers, powered by AYO

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National Music Camp – Media and Communication

Share your passion for music through a range of media

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National Music Camp – Orchestral Management

Get hands-on experience running an orchestra and staging concerts

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National Music Camp – Sound Production

Learn the skills required to become a sound engineer in a live setting

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AYO Professional Immersion

Gain unique access to life in a professional orchestra

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National Music Camp – Composition

Refine your composition skills and create an orchestral masterpiece

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