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Sydney Symphony Orchestra Sinfonia

If you want to be a professional orchestral musician you can't look past the exciting opportunity to be a member of Sydney Symphony Orchestra Sinfonia. Sinfonia is a part time orchestra that provides up and coming musicians an opportunity to be mentored by members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra 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 Orchestra Sinfonia then you will have opportunities to rehearse and perform alongside members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, access to specialised training programs and the chance to have repertoire reading sessions with touring international conductors.

The Facts

• 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 Orchestra musicians and other outstanding young talents.
• Receive mentoring from Australia's top professional musicians and learn orchestral techniques and philosophies.
• In 2015, Sinfonia will be presenting the Discovery Series at City Recital Hall, Angel Place under the baton of Richard Gill.
• Be paid a fee of $120 per call.
• Participate in masterclasses with visiting Sydney Symphony conductors.
• Build skills in sight-reading and ensemble playing.
• Experience a range of orchestral repertoire and styles.
• Receive complimentary tickets to Sydney Symphony Orchestra concerts (on request and subject to availability).
• Receive exclusive invitations to Sydney Symphony Orchestra rehearsals.

Not from Sydney? We would still love you to be part of Sydney Symphony Orchestra 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

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