Australia’s leading orchestral musicians share the reality of professional orchestral rehearsal and performance with budding instrumental students. Playerlink is a three-day workshop hosted by one of NSW’s Regional Conservatoriums in conjunction with a local school.

‘‘The mentors are always amazing musicians who are encouraging and able to challenge us in many different ways.’’

2018 PLayerlink! PArticipant

Friday 3 – Sunday 5 May, 2019
St Patrick’s College for Girls, Campbelltown


Celebrating 25 years of inspiring young musicians from across NSW, Playerlink! continues to provide a rare opportunity for students located outside the major metropolitan centres to experience the thrill of performing with Sydney Symphony Orchestra musicians. 


Who can apply?

Playerlink! is open to all NSW students in Years 5–12, although priority will be given to those from regional areas. 

Applicants will play one or more of 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

How to Apply

1. Complete the online application form.
2. Submit an audition video.

Upload your application video to YouTube and email the link to For your own security, select 'unlisted' in the Privacy settings when you upload your video. This ensures that your video is not public and can only be viewed by those you share the link with.

If you are unable to supply your audition video via YouTube, then please contact us to discuss alternatives.

Audition video requirements

Please ensure that you are facing the camera and your whole instrument can be seen when filming your audition video. Smartphone video and audio quality is acceptable.

Woodwind, Brass, and Strings
For a total playing time of around 3 minutes, perform music of your own choice demonstrating two contrasting styles. This could be all or part of 1 work, or chosen from 2 pieces. Unaccompanied works are acceptable, as are studies and etudes. In addition to your chosen pieces, you must also play a scale and arpeggio appropriate to your playing level. You may wish to refer to your Grade syllabus or ask your teacher.
NB: If you are applying on 2 instruments, for example piccolo AND flute, then you will need to submit the above audition requirements for both instruments.

A piece or study of your choice on each of the following: snare drum; keyboard percussion instrument of your choice; and timpani. Total playing time approximately 3 minutes. 
NB: If the candidate does not have access to all three instruments, please submit what is possible.


For successful applicants the participation fee is $130 for the 1st child in the family, $120 for the 2nd child, and $110 for subsequent children.

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