Canberra Youth Orchestra
The ACT's premier youth symphony orchestra
Rehearsals: Saturdays 9:00 - 12:00pm at ANU School of Music
The Canberra Youth Orchestra is the premier youth symphony orchestra in the ACT and wider region, bringing together the region’s finest young musicians.
Where can I see the Canberra Youth Orchestra playing next?
Canberra Youth Orchestra’s 2019 Concert Series features a joint performance with the James McCusker Orchestra; a performance as part of the Canberra International Music Festival; and three concerts at Llewellyn Hall. The remaining concerts for 2019 are as follows:
- CYO & Concerto Competition Winner Saturday 21 September 2019, 7.30pm
- CYO & Christian Li, Violin Saturday 7 December 2019, 7.30pm
For more information visit our Events page.
About the Canberra Youth Orchestra:
The CYO performs a diverse range of repertoire and features world-renowned soloists and prides itself on regularly performing Australian and world premieres, partnering with contemporary composers. As well as the Llewellyn Hall concert series, other regular performances include the Canberra International Music Festival, interstate and international tours.
Performance standard: AMEB 8 or equivalent, or AMEB 7+ for woodwind and brass. Participants are expected to be taking additional individual instrumental tuition; this can be arranged with a Music For Canberra tutor if participants don’t already have a private teacher.
Audition for Canberra Youth Orchestra:
Entry to the Canberra Youth Orchestra is by audition. Auditions for 2020 will be held in August/September of 2019.
For more information, please see our Auditions pages.