If you want to be a professional orchestral musician you can't
look past the exciting opportunity to be a member of Sydney
Symphony Sinfonia. Sinfonia is a part time orchestra that provides
up and coming musicians an opportunity to be mentored by members of
Sydney Symphony as well as getting paid at the same time. It is the
vital link between the many fine youth orchestras in Australia and
your future career as an orchestral musician.
The training begins with the experience of professional
nationwide auditions, held in Sydney, which attract over 400
applicants. If you are successful in gaining a place in Sydney
Symphony Sinfonia then you will have opportunities to rehearse and
perform alongside members of Sydney Symphony, access to specialised
training programs and the chance to have repertoire reading
sessions with touring international conductors.
• Open to Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe,
Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Trombone,
Tuba, Percussion and Harp.
• Perform as part of a professional orchestra alongside Sydney
Symphony musicians and other outstanding young talents.
• Receive mentoring from Australia's top professional musicians
and learn orchestral techniques and philosophies.
• Perform over 20 concerts throughout the year.
• Be paid a fee of $120 per call.
• Participate in masterclasses with visiting Sydney Symphony
• Build skills in sight-reading and ensemble playing.
• Experience a range of orchestral repertoire and styles.
• Receive complimentary tickets to Sydney Symphony concerts (on
request and subject to availability).
• Receive exclusive invitations to Sydney Symphony rehearsals.
Not from Sydney? We would still love you to be part of Sydney
Symphony Sinfonia so we have a travel subsidy of $160 for your
flights and $40/night for accommodation.
"My involvement with the Sydney
Symphony Orchestra's Sinfonia Program has provided me with great
exposure and helped me gain insight into the life of a professional
orchestral musician. It is such an inspiration to perform alongside
members of the SSO and I believe this kind of opportunity is an
invaluable tool for musical development. My first year as a
participant of Sydney Symphony Sinfonia has been a very rewarding
experience and it is a program I would recommend to all aspiring
young classical musicians."
Yena Choi, violin. Sydney Symphony Sinfonia 2012
"The Sydney Symphony has created one of
the best training programs for young professional musicians in
Australia and I feel so honoured to have been a part of it. The
opportunities I was given, the mentorship I received, the
performances I was involved in and the friends I have made will
remain with me for a lifetime. Thank you SSO!"
Monique Irik, violin. Fellow 2009.Sydney Symphony Sinfonia 2006,
2008, 2009, 2010