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2015 Programs and Application Guide


Empowering young people with musical knowledge and imagination, a love of music and a dedication to the highest standards of performance


AYO pathway Discover the range of programs here

AYO YOUNG SYMPHONISTS Meet other like-minded musicians aged 12-17 Experience orchestral and chamber music making Find support and guidance from Australia’s finest musicians

AYO NATIONAL MUSIC CAMP Immerse yourself in exhilarating repertoire and performances Benefit from expert tuition

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Discover full orchestral and chamber ensemble experiences Additional programs offered include Arts Administration, Composition, Sound Production and Words About Music Page 8

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We offer the most comprehensive training pathway for pre-professional musicians of any national youth orchestra in the world. AYO Alumni have secured orchestral positions in renowned international orchestras, as well as Australia’s most celebrated ensembles.

AUSTRALIAN YOUTH ORCHESTRA Join the internationally renowned Australian Youth Orchestra Explore thrilling repertoire led by worldclass conductors in prestigious venues Take pride in this acknowledgment of excellence

AYO CHAMBER PLAYERS Study chamber music at an advanced level Perform with inspiring chamber musicians Focus on ensemble learning

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AYO ORCHESTRAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT Gain unique access to life in a professional orchestra Find a highly effective stepping stone to a professional career

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Benefit from partnerships with leading Australian orchestras

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AYO Young Symphonists Warwick Stengårds

Music Director

Australian conductor Warwick Stengårds is based in Vienna following a four-year engagement as Assistent Generalmusikdirektor at the Volksoper Wien and a seven year tenure as Erster Kapellmeister at the Luzerner Theater.   In Europe Stengårds has also conducted the Ulster Orchestra in a series of concerts and recordings for the BBC, the SL Orkester, the Uppsala Kammarorkester, Klangforum Wien, the Wroclaw Philharmonic, the Rundfunk Sinfonie-Orchester Saarbrücken (featuring soloist Andreas Scholl), DalaSinfoniettan, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, the European Doctors Orchestra and the Nürnberger Symphoniker. When

4–12 April

Tutors See www.ayo.com.au for details Where Canberra, ACT Cost

$775

Participants must cover their own transport and instrument freight costs to and from Canberra. AYO will provide coach travel from and to Canberra airport.

Eligibility

12–17 years inclusive as at 1 January 2015 Minimum standard AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent Open to all orchestral instruments including harp (excluding keyboard)

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Go to www.ayo.com.au


Felix Wallis, double bass Loves… Bruckner’s 9th. “[It] would have to be my favourite work; it’s great fun to play and has fantastic, intricate parts for the entire orchestra.”

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AYO National Music Camp

“Being part of AYO National Music Camp has definitely helped me on my path to becoming a professional musician. There’s so much I’ve learned from being part of a section and having so many other fantastic musicians around.” Chelsea Witham, flute 8


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AYO National Music Camp

Orchestral Program The program encompasses all aspects of the preparation and rehearsal of full-scale symphonic or chamber orchestra repertoire. You will perform in one of the two full symphony orchestras or the string chamber orchestra. The culminating concerts are sure to bring the house down, and the buzz of it will stay with you forever.

James Judd

Music Director

An artist of outstanding versatility, British-born conductor James Judd is sought after for his passionate musicianship and charismatic presence both on and off the podium. His previous directorships include 8-years spent as Music Director of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestre National de Lille in France, Principal Guest Conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2008 James founded the Miami Music Project, a program which provides education and performance opportunities for hundreds of children from diverse and under-served communities throughout the city.

Douglas Boyd

Conductor

Douglas Boyd is Chief Conductor of the Musikkollegium Winterthur and Artistic Director of Garsington Opera. He has held the positions of Music Director of Manchester Camerata, Principal Guest Conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Partner of St Paul Chamber Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of City of London Sinfonia. A founding member and principal oboist of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe until 2002, he has now conducted them on several occasions. He has  worked with orchestras and opera houses on many continents including all the BBC Orchestras, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Zurich Opera, and the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras.

Wilma Smith Director, Chamber orchestra

Concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 2003, Wilma Smith combines her love of the symphonic repertoire with a busy chamber music life. Wilma has performed with the Munro/Smith/Berlin Trio, Ensemble Liaison, the MSO Chamber Players and Hopkins Quartet. In 2012, Wilma began curating her own chamber music series, Wilma & Friends, in which she invites a collection of her illustrious musical colleagues to join her in unique combinations of chamber music. Whilst performing the symphonic and chamber music repertoire is undoubtedly the core of Wilma’s musical life, she is also a committed teacher of violin at Melbourne University and privately.

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When

4– 18 January

Where

Elder Conservatorium of Music University of Adelaide, SA

Cost

$990 Participants must cover their own transport and instrument freight costs (including harp and double bass) to and from Adelaide.

Eligibility

14–22 years inclusive, as at 1 January 2015 Minimum standard AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent Open to all orchestral instrumentalists, including keyboard and harp


Arts Administration

Words About Music

Tutor Erin McNamara

Tutors Julian Day & Alastair McKean

No other course offers the kind of intense practical experience in every aspect of orchestral operations that this program provides. The knowledge and experience you gain will equip you with a secure foundation for a successful career in orchestral management.

If you want to share your love of music with the world, the Words About Music program is for you. It’s a hothouse of writing, talking and thinking about music. You’ll work online, as well as through radio and print mediums – getting your passion for music out there with precisely the right words.

When

3 –18 January

When

3 –18 January

Where

Elder Conservatorium of Music University of Adelaide, SA

Where

Elder Conservatorium of Music University of Adelaide, SA

Cost

$990

Cost

$990

Participants must cover their own transport costs to and from Adelaide.

Participants must cover their own transport costs to and from Adelaide.

Eligibility

18 –30 years inclusive, as at 1 January 2015

Eligibility

18 –30 years inclusive, as at 1 January 2015

Previous participants of the program are ineligible to apply

Previous participants of the program are ineligible to apply

Composition

Sound Production

For the young composers themselves, there can be few experiences more powerful than the engagement with the talents gathered at AYO National Music Camp. With its emphasis on practical performance outcomes, the Composition Program provides a fantastic opportunity for the aspiring composer.

Tutor Andrew Dixon

When

4 –18 January

Where

Elder Conservatorium of Music University of Adelaide, SA

Cost $990 Participants must cover their own transport costs to and from Adelaide. Eligibility

16–30 years inclusive, as at 1 January 2015

Previous participants of the program are ineligible to apply

This unique program looks at music production as well as interview technique and editing associated with broadcasts. The participants will record all National Music Camp concerts and work closely with the ABC for the concert broadcasts. When

4 –18 January

Where

Elder Conservatorium of Music University of Adelaide, SA

Cost $990 Participants must cover their own transport costs to and from Adelaide. Eligibility

18–30 years inclusive, as at 1 January 2015

Previous participants of the program are ineligible to apply

To apply for all AYO National Music Camp Programs go to www.ayo.com.au Scholarships and Fellowships are available for some programs see www.ayo.com.au for details

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Australian youth orchestra

Acceptance into the Australian Youth Orchestra is an acknowledgement of excellence in orchestral performance. Join Australia’s finest young musicians and indulge in an opportunity to further your skills, knowledge, and expertise with leading tutors and conductors. 12


Magdalenna Krstevska, clarinet Loves… Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 2. “[It] is full of beautiful, lush melodies, taken from Russian folk tunes. The dialogue between the woodwind and string sections is incredible.”

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Australian Youth Orchestra

In 2015, under the baton of Richard Mills, AYO partners with the Victorian Opera for a production of Richard Wagner’s earliest masterpiece, The Flying Dutchman. In July, the orchestra will tour to Melbourne and Sydney, with a performance of Mahler’s epic Third Symphony with Sir Mark Elder.

AYO FEBRUARY SEASON

AYO JULY SEASON

Wagner

Mahler

Repertoire featuring

The Flying Dutchman

Richard Mills

Conductor

Symphony no. 3

Sir Mark Elder

Conductor

Richard Mills is one of Australia’s most prolific and internationally recognised composers. He pursues a diverse career as a composer, conductor and artistic director.

Sir Mark Elder CBE is Music Director of the Hallé, a Principal Artist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Artistic Director of Opera Rara.

He has held numerous prestigious posts, and received many scholarships, fellowships and awards including an AM, in 1999. He was Artistic Director of the West Australian Opera 1997–2012, Director of the Australian Music Project for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra 2002–2008 and Musica Viva’s Composer of the Year in 2008. Richard has been Artistic Director of Victorian Opera since 2013.

He enjoys close relationships with the Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne Festival Opera and guest operatic engagements have included the Bayreuth Festival, Munich, Amsterdam, Zürich, Geneva and Berlin.

Richard regularly conducts the leading orchestras and opera companies of Australia and has an extensive discography of orchestral works including his own compositions.

Sir Mark Elder has made many award-winning recordings, most notably with the Hallé on their own label, and for Opera Rara.

When

1–20 February

Where

Melbourne, VIC

Eligibility

25 years or under, as at 1 January 2015

Minimum standard AMEB Grade 7 or equivalent

Open to all orchestral instruments including harp (excluding keyboard)

Participants must be available for both February and July Seasons

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Repertoire featuring

He works with leading orchestras throughout Europe and North America and has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

He was knighted in 2008, and in 2011 was awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal Philharmonic Society. When

4–20 July

Where

Melbourne, VIC Sydney, NSW

Cost

$1100 per season AYO will arrange and cover all travel, instrument freight, meals and accommodation costs associated with this program

To apply

Go to www.ayo.com.au


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ayo chamber players In association with the Musica Viva Festival 2015

Nicolas Altstaedt

Music Director

German/French cellist Nicolas Altstaedt is a versatile artist, excelling in both period repertoire and contemporary composition. A BBC New Generation Artist from 2010 to 2012, he has performed with all of the BBC Orchestras, at the Proms, and at Wigmore Hall. Nicolas has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Simon Bolivar Orchestra; and the Munich, Zurich and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestras. He is currently an Artist in Residence at the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonie at Musikverein Graz and will direct a series of chamber music programs at Musikkollegium Winterthur in 2014/2015. In 2012 Nicolas was chosen by Gidon Kremer to become his successor as artistic director of the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival in Austria. Nicolas is a guest artist of the Chamber Music Society Lincoln Center New York. When

2–13 April

Where

Sydney, NSW

Cost

$870 per person AYO will arrange and cover all travel, meals and accommodation costs associated with this program

Eligibility

18–28 years inclusive, as at 1 January 2015

Minimum standard AMEB AMusA or equivalent

Open to individual violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and piano players, as well as established string quartets, wind quintets and piano trios To apply 16

Go to www.ayo.com.au


This immersive experience provides intensive training under the tuition of some of the world’s greatest chamber musicians. Participants will be involved in a number of public performances, including open masterclasses and a series of concerts.

Annabelle Oomens, cello Loves… Sibelius’ Symphony No 2. “I find myself smiling throughout the piece.”

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my experience of AYO Elizabeth Woolnough, viola Violist Elizabeth Woolnough has participated in Australian Youth Orchestra programs since the age of 16, including three AYO National Music Camps, AYO Young Symphonists, and the 21st International Tour to Europe. She was principal viola of the Bishop Orchestra at the 2013 AYO National Music Camp and has recently participated in the AYO & TSO In Concert program. Elizabeth will participate in AYO Chamber Players 2014 in Melbourne as part of the Hillel String Quartet.   Why the viola? I have quite long arms, and violin just didn’t… fit. That was initially the main reason, but now I’m completely in love with the sound of the viola. It’s such a versatile instrument, it can sound beautiful and sweet like a violin, but it can also sound like one of the most melancholy (in a good way) instruments. An instrument to suit your every mood! How old were you when you first heard the viola? I think I was 7 or 8 watching my first violin teacher perform in a string quartet. I can remember noticing that the “third violin” was much bigger than the other violins and was curious as to what it sounded like. Surprise was definitely the first reaction – I couldn’t believe this violin seemed to play notes that the cello could play too! Then confusion, because it often sounded like a violin as well. What was it? When I discovered it was a viola, I thought it was a pretty quirky instrument and couldn’t understand the point. I never would have thought that it would become my instrument of choice and I definitely wouldn’t have thought that I would be pursuing a musical career as a violist! Most inspiring artist you’ve worked with as a result of AYO? Every one of my experiences with the AYO and its artists has been inspiring, but I think Michelle Walsh is at the top of the list. She knows all things strings and it’s impossible not to learn something amazing when she is tutoring. How have you grown throughout your time with AYO? AYO has played an integral part in my life. Being 16, feeling incredibly daunted by all the amazing (and older) musicians around me while walking into my first ever National Music Camp will be a moment that will stay with me forever, and is a constant reminder of where I started in my musical journey. Over the past 4 years, I’ve formed friendships and musical partnerships that never would have been possible if I hadn’t been a part of the orchestra. I feel as if friendships for life have been forged and I’m forever grateful. What does the future hold? What’s the dream? I think the future as a musician is never set in concrete, but an amazing outcome would be to hold a position in an esteemed international orchestra. The ultimate dream is to be a part of a professional string quartet. I guess you never know where life will take you! 18


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AYO Orchestral Career Development

These programs provide you with the critical link and are a highly effective stepping stone into a professional music career. 20


Gabriel Fischer, percussion “I always leave AYO with a great sense of determination and immense respect for music.�

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AYO Orchestral Career Development

MSO String Fellowships

In two stages, the MSO String Fellowships begin with an intensive week of one-on-one coaching from your MSO mentor, including concerto and excerpt workshops and professional development sessions, culminating in an audition for casual engagement with the MSO. Following a successful casual audition selected Fellows will be invited to participate in Stage Two, engaged by the MSO for up to three weeks work as a casual musician. When

19 –27 April

Where

Melbourne, VIC

Cost $390 AYO will arrange and cover all travel, instrument freight, meal and accommodation costs associated with this program Eligibility

18–25 years inclusive, as at 1 January 2015 Limited places are available for violin, viola, cello and double bass players Previous MSO String Fellowship participants are ineligible to apply

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TSO Wind, Brass & Percussion Fellowships

With expert coaching from a TSO musician, you will be guided through the preparation for an audition and at the conclusion of the week undertake a casual audition for the TSO. In the second week of the Fellowship, you’ll join with other AYO musicians for the special performance project, TSO & AYO In Concert. When

4–16 May

Where

Hobart, TAS

Cost

$690 (includes TSO & AYO In Concert) AYO will arrange and cover all travel, instrument freight, meal and accommodation costs associated with this program

Eligibility

18–25 years inclusive, as at 1 January 2015 Limited places are available for all wind, horn, trumpet, trombone and percussion players Previous TSO Wind, Brass and Percussion Fellowship participants are ineligible to apply

TSO & AYO in concert

This annual concert project has become a season highlight in Hobart seeing AYO musicians join with the full Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra to perform exciting works for a largescale orchestra. Conductor

Mark Wigglesworth

Soloist

Karen Gomyo, violin

Repertoire includes

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

When

12–16 May

Where

Hobart, TAS

Cost

$480 AYO will arrange and cover all travel, instrument freight, meal and accommodation costs associated with this program

Eligibility

18–25 years inclusive, as at 1 January 2015 Limited places will be offered across a range of orchestral instruments

To apply for all AYO Orchestral Career Development programs go to www.ayo.com.au

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“The AYO players are simply the best of the best. They show how being a musicians means you listen to others, how you are part of something greater than yourself.” Emma Ayres, ABC Classic FM 

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Financial Assistance

The AYO is committed to ensuring Australia’s most talented young musicians have every opportunity to participate. The AYO has a generous financial assistance program which offers scholarships to help participants offset registration fees and travel costs associated with attending AYO programs. These scholarships are provided through the support of the following individuals and organisations: Accenture Australia

The Ilma Kelson Music Foundation

Mr Benjamin and Mrs Philomena Albrecht The Hon Rod Kemp MP and Mrs Daniele Kemp Australian Government – Ministry for the Arts

King & Wood Mallesons

Ruth Alexander Memorial Scholarship

Dr Barry Landa

Ms Karen Alexander

Mr Geoffrey Linton

Mrs Christine Bishop

The Lydia Morberger Piano Trust

The Bowness Family Foundation

Mr Simon and Mrs Leonie Marks

The Cybec Foundation

Mr Alan McCormack and Ms Elizabeth Brand

Emeritus Professor Christine Deer Dorothy Fraser Scholarship Fund Ernest Llewelyn Award Mr Max and Mrs Wendy Ellis Gadens Lawyers Mr John and Mrs Irene Garran Mr Stanley Gillett Mrs Louise Gourlay OAM Mr David Greatorex AO and Mrs Deirdre Greatorex Dr Leslie and Mrs Ginny Green Mrs Maurice Green AM and Mrs Christina Green Groeneveld Family Trust Kenneth Hunt Memorial Fund Klein Family Foundation

The McCusker Charitable Foundation Dr George Michell AM National Music Camp Trust PCF Capital Peter Seymour Memorial Fund The Standish Roberts Trumpet Scholarship Mr Edward Simpson and Ms Annie Maloney Friends of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Kenneth Tribe Arts Administration Scholarship Ms Mary Vallentine AO The Peter Weiss AO Foundation

Henry Jacono Memorial Fund

Michael and Mary Whelan Trust Scholarship

Mr Christopher John

Mrs Jill Wran

Mr Andrew Kaldor and Mrs Renata Kaldor AO

And anonymous donors

All applications for financial assistance are means-tested. Full details of how to apply for financial assistance will be sent out with offers following a successful audition. If you have any concerns regarding meeting the cost of AYO programs please contact Lucy Ericson, Operations & Planning Manager to discuss this further, email lucyericson@ayo.com.au 25


Scholarships and Awards

AYO is pleased to offer the following scholarship opportunities. The Ernest V. Llewellyn Memorial Fund Annual Awards for string players Following Ernest V. Llewellyn’s death in 1982 this Fund was established by a group of his friends and colleagues to honour his life and work, and has as its principal objective the advancement of string playing in Australia. Annual awards provide support for young string players wishing to undertake advanced studies, or to attend master classes, workshops or seminars such as AYO programs, in Australia and overseas. You do not need to be an applicant or participant in AYO programs to apply. The Richard Pollett Memorial Award Richard Pollett, a former violinist of the Australian Youth Orchestra, died tragically in a road accident on 27 September 2011. He was 25. The Richard Pollett Memorial Award has been established by Richard’s family and close friends in association with the Australian Youth Orchestra to honour his memory. Discretionary awards will be made annually to provide support and encouragement to young violinists who display outstanding personal and musical attributes. Full details of the application process, audition requirements and scholarship guidelines are available at www.ayo.com.au

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Application Details

Apply online at www.ayo.com.au to apply for one, two, or all 2015 AYO programs you are eligible for. Applicants are required to: 1 Meet the eligibility criteria as specified for each program; and 2 Make themselves available for the full period listed for each program; and 3 Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia Instruments You may audition on the following instruments: flute, piccolo, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet, E flat clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, horn, trumpet, tenor trombone, bass trombone, tuba, percussion, timpani, harp*, piano*, violin, viola, cello, and double bass. Wind instrument candidates are encouraged to also audition on their respective doubling instruments – piccolo, cor anglais, E flat clarinet, bass clarinet and contrabassoon. AYO may be able to assist you in sourcing these instruments for the purpose of the audition. * There will be no live auditions for harp, piano or existing chamber ensembles. Application Fee A non-refundable fee of $85 is charged to each applicant to cover administration and processing costs. Only one application fee is required, regardless of how many programs you wish to apply for or how many instruments you apply on. Program Fees Full payment of the fee/s is required upon confirmation of acceptance of each program following a successful audition and program offer. Withdrawal from any program after your acceptance, for

any reason other than certified medical grounds, will result in the forfeit of fees at the rate of $50 per calendar month, from 30 November 2014 for withdrawal from AYO National Music Camp or 31 December 2014 for all other programs. If withdrawal occurs less than 4 weeks prior to a program commencing then the full fee may be forfeited. Payment Plan AYO is able to assist you with paying your fees by setting up a payment plan. Full details will be sent out with program offers following a successful audition. Important Dates 26 May 2014 Online Applications open; orchestral excerpts available 13 June 2014 Closing date for all 2015 applications 30 June 2014 Audition dates and times emailed to applicants 1 August 2014 Closing date for receipt of all recorded auditions and portfolios for Arts Administration, Words About Music, Sound Production and Composition programs 4 August – 7 September 2014 Audition period 6 October 2014 Audition results emailed to applicants, first round offers released 17 October 2014 First round offers acceptance period closes 3 November 2014 Second round offers released 14 November 2014 Second round offers acceptance period closes 17 November 2014 Further offers released 21 November 2014 Applications for Financial Assistance close 27


Audition and Interview Requirements

Live Auditions for Performance -based Programs Each instrumentalist (except piano and harp) is required to attend a live audition in order to be eligible for 2015 AYO programs. All applicants (except percussion and timpani) are required to perform a short piece of their own choice, without an accompanist. It is recommended that candidates choose a work (or section of a work), which addresses the following points. 1 Clearly demonstrates the applicant’s technical proficiency 2 Emphasises the applicant’s musicianship 3 Perform contrasting musical material 4 No more than 5 minutes in length Applicants are not required to perform complete works – a carefully selected passage of a longer piece is acceptable. Due to time constraints, the audition panel may elect to hear only part of the candidate’s piece. Applicants are strongly advised to check the selection of their piece with their teacher.

Recorded Auditions Three categories of applicants are eligible to submit recorded auditions. 1 String quartets, wind quintets & piano trios applying for AYO Chamber Players must submit an audiovisual recording of a recent performance, or a recording made specifically for the AYO audition. 2 All piano and harp applicants must submit an audiovisual recorded audition. 3 Applicants from regional areas, or those who are unable to audition on their scheduled day for certified medical reasons, may submit an audiovisual recorded audition. Details on how to prepare your recording will be emailed to you once your online application has been received. The only acceptable audiovisual recording format is DVD. It is essential that the recording of your own-choice piece is unaccompanied and specifically recorded for the 2015 AYO audition process.

If you are unable to audition on your instruments scheduled day please phone the AYO on 02 9252 3855 or toll free 1300 668 500 as soon as possible Orchestral excerpts – Applicants are to confirm details for submitting a required to prepare and perform a set of recorded audition. AYO orchestral excerpts. These excerpts Approval to submit a recorded audition will be available for download from the is at the discretion of the AYO. AYO website upon completion of the application and payment process. The Applicants are strongly advised to seek sooner you apply, the sooner you will appropriate advice on how best to make receive your excerpts! an effective & successful recording. It is in your best interests to provide the AYO will make an audiovisual recording of all live auditions for archival purposes. highest quality recording possible to ensure you are accurately assessed. The AYO is not responsible for and cannot waive deadlines for recordings lost or damaged in the mail. Please use adequate packaging and ensure your recording is clearly labelled.

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The final date for the receipt of all recorded auditions is: Friday 1 August 2014 Materials received after this date will not be eligible for consideration. Recorded materials will not be returned unless requested. Non-Instrumental Programs If you wish to apply for Arts Administration, Words About Music, Sound Production or Composition programs at AYO National Music Camp applicants are required to submit a portfolio, including CV and written materials and scores. Requirement details will be available once your online application has been processed. All applicants please note that: The Australian Youth Orchestra’s live auditions for 2015 programs will be held by an independent panel of music professionals. All decisions of the audition/interview panels are final and no correspondence will be entered into. Applicants will be notified of audition/interview results by email, from 8 October 2014.  


Audition Dates and Times

String Auditions

Percussion & Timpani Auditions

Panel: Margaret Blades & Young-Hee Chan

Panel: Tom O’Kelly

Adelaide

19 August

Armidale

28 August

Panel: Susanne Powell (piano) and Carolyn Mills (harp)

Brisbane

8, 9 10 & 12 August

Canberra

30 August

Darwin

13 August

Hobart

20 August

Melbourne

23, 24 & 25 August

Orange

31 August

Perth

16 & 17 August

Sydney

1, 2, 5, 6 & 7 September

Townsville

11 August

Woodwind & Brass Auditions Panel: Catherine McCorkill & Fabian Russell Adelaide

11 August

Armidale

26 August

Brisbane

15, 16 & 17 August

Canberra

8 August

Darwin

14 August

Hobart

19 August

Melbourne

4, 5 & 6 August

Orange

9 August

Perth

23 & 24 August

Sydney

1–5 September

Townsville

13 August

Piano & Harp Recorded Auditions

All recorded audition applications must be received by Friday 1 August 2014. Arts Administration Interviews Panel: Lucy Ericson & Erin McNamara Applicants for this program will be interviewed by telephone in September. Written Arts Administration applications are due to AYO by Friday 1 August 2014. Words About Music Interviews Panel: Julian Day & Alastair McKean Applicants for this program will be interviewed by telephone in September. Written Words About Music applications are due to AYO by Friday 1 August 2014. Sound Production Program Panel: Andrew Dixon & Lucy Ericson Applicants for this program will be interviewed by telephone in September. Written Sound Production applications are due to AYO by Friday 1 August 2014. Composition Program Panel: To Be Announced Written and recorded Composition portfolios will be assessed and are due to AYO by Friday 1 August 2014.

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The Australian Youth Orchestra

Founders Professor John Bishop OBE Ruth D Alexander Patron Emeritus Professor Di Yerbury AO Board of Directors Mary Vallentine AO, Chair Peter Grant, Deputy Chair Ron Ogden, Treasurer/Company Secretary Kellie Benda Dr Graeme L Blackman OAM Monica Curro Marcus Elsum Erin Flaherty Luke Nestorowicz Shefali Pryor Clare Pullar Frank Zipfinger Foundation Members Ron Maslyn Williams Honorary Life Members Leonard Amadio AO Margaret Greene Donald Hazelwood AO OBE J. Leonard Porter Professor Peter Sculthorpe AO OBE Maureen White Graham Wood OAM Management Colin Cornish, Chief Executive Officer Kate O’Beirne, Business Manager Rossy Yang, Financial Accountant Lucy Ericson, Operations & Planning Manager Jacinta Ewers, Artistic Administrator Michelle Zarb, Operations & Music Coordinator Samuel Torrens, Orchestral Operations Coordinator Qian Ying Ong, Operations Assistant Candice Wise, Director of External Relations 30

Sarah Gilchrist, Marketing & Communications Manager Sanja Simic, Marketing & Communications Coordinator Sally Quinn, Publicist Christina Chiam, Director of Development Georgina Luck, Philanthropy and Alumni Manager Johanna Burnett, Patrons Program Manager Elizabeth Cooney, Development Coordinator Patrick Brislan, Volunteer Development Coordinator Astrid Sugden, Development Assistant Artistic Advisory Committee Shefali Pryor, Chair Keith Crellin OAM Monica Curro Elizabeth Koch OAM Siobhan Lenihan Tim Matthies Marshall McGuire Michele Walsh AYO Council Mr Leonard Amadio AO Mr Vladimir Ashkenazy Ms Lin Bender AM Mr Patrick Brislan Mr Andrew Brookes Mr Timothy Calnin Ms Annabelle Chaplain Associate Professor Carl Crossin OAM Ms Diana Doherty Mr Michael Elwood Mr Anthony Fogg Ms Nancy Fox Ms Jenny Garber Mrs Cass George Mr Richard Gill OAM Professor Malcolm Gillies Ms Virginia Gordon Mrs Deirdre Greatorex

Mrs Christina Green Mr Trevor Green Mr Tony Grybowski Mr Donald Hazelwood AO OBE Ms Virginia Henderson AM Mr Lawrence Jacks Daniele Kemp Mr Arthur Koumoukelis Associate Professor Geoffrey Lancaster AM Mr Janis Laurs Mr William Lyne CBE, AM The Hon Jane Mathews AO Mr Donald McDonald AC Mr Marshall McGuire Sir Jonathan Mills Dr Richard Mills AM Mr Dene Olding Associate Professor Patricia Pollett Ms Helena Rathbone Mr Simon Rogers Mr Clive Scott Professor Peter Sculthorpe AO OBE Professor Margaret Seares AO Mr Yosi Tal Ms Pamela Thornton Mr Sheldon Trainor Ms Michele Walsh Mr Peter Waters Mr John Williams AO OBE Mr Ray Wilson OAM Professor Bruce Wolfe Emeritus Professor Di Yerbury AO Contact details Sydney Suite 401, Level 4 40 Gloucester Street The Rocks NSW 2000 Phone 61 2 9252 3855 Toll Free: 1300 668 500 Email: info@ayo.com.au Web: www.ayo.com.au Melbourne Level 1, 49 Garden Street South Yarra VIC 3141 Phone 61 3 9823 5600


Our Supporters

Chair of the AYO, Mary Vallentine AO, Board of Directors, staff and participants would like to thank everyone who supports Australia’s national youth orchestra. AYO is supported by the Australian Government

Principal Sponsor

Major Program Partner

AYO February and July Season Partners

AYO National Music Camp Venue Partner

AYO Chamber Players Partner

AYO Orchestral Career Development Partners

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Logistics Partner

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Supporting Partner

AYO Concertmaster Fellowship Partner

Honourary Auditors

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2015 AYO Programs & Applications Guide