In 2016, an independent report from BYP group found that the Sydney Symphony Fellowship program is addressing an unmet need in the Australian orchestral sector.
Since the program started in 2001, 86% of alumni are working in symphony orchestras around Australia and internationally.
The report also found that survey respondents almost unanimously agreed that the experience had been important or very important to their career (91%). Here is what some of our alumni have to say about the impact the SSO Fellowship has had on their careers.
‘‘The Fellowship year was an intense experience and it was really inspiring to work in such a motivated and cohesive group towards common goals. We were encouraged to demand professional standards of ourselves within a nurturing environment. It has given me the opportunity and confidence to successfully make the leap/transition from finishing my studies to working in the professional world.’’
Emily Long, SYDNEY SYMPHONY First Violin. Fellowship 2005