The Sydney Southeast Orchestra is an exciting opportunity open to public school students in the Sydney area who play strings, woodwind, brass or percussion instruments. The Orchestra is open to students from years 5-8 and is especially aimed at players who may not have an orchestra program in their school or area. The main activity of the Orchestra is a three-day residential camp, held at Stanwell Tops Conference Centre. During the camp, students will take part in rehearsals, sectionals and tutorials with specialist musicians. The Orchestra have a few additional rehearsals in preparation for performances including the Sydney Southeast Showcase.
For more information about the orchestra contact us
Who Can Apply
Applications are open to all students currently enrolled in years 5-8 in public schools in the Sydney area. Proficiency on their chosen instrument is obviously necessary however previous orchestra experience is NOT required. You must be able to attend both the camp (August 6-8) and the major performances November 27).
For the experience to be worthwhile, students need to attend the workshop and all rehearsals and performances. Students of all levels are welcome to apply but it will be assumed that all applicants are competent on their instrument and can read music. There will be some auditioning so we get the best balance of parts.
Are set at $320 for successful applicants which covers camp, rehearsals, music and performances.
For a proposed list for 2018 click here
Audition Requirements and Times
For more info on auditions click here
Closing Date for Applications
Applications for Sydney Southeast Orchestra close on Wednesday 20th June.
To apply for a position, simply submit our online application form