A special orchestral immersion experience for talented young musicians (Years 5–12) based in regional NSW.

Each year, a group of Sydney Symphony Orchestra musicians travels to a regional centre to work with and mentor a specially formed youth orchestra. This pop-up music camp provides a unique opportunity for young musicians to learn from some of the best in the business and an opportunity for the SSO to support the orchestral and instrumental ensemble programs run by the regional conservatoriums.

At Playerlink, students participate in instrumental section tutorials where they study orchestral parts focusing on aspects of musicianship such as posture, intonation, articulation, ensemble playing and interpretation. The students and SSO musicians then come together to rehearse as a whole orchestra, finishing the weekend with a free family presentation-workshop.

‘‘It was an amazing opportunity and the sound was incredible. It has reinforced my career goal to be a musician in a symphony orchestra.’’

tuba participant, playerlink 2014

Playerlink 2017 was held in Orange from Friday 5 May to Sunday 7 May, kindly hosted by Orange Regional Conservatorium.

Playerlink goes to Orange

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Information about Playerlink 2018 will be available in Term 3.

Playerlink is open to regional NSW students in Years 5–12 who play the following orchestral instruments to an approximate level of AMEB Grade 5 or above:

Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass clarinet, Bassoon, French horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Orchestral Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass