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Fellowship Applications

Applications for the 2025 Fellowship program have now closed

The Fellowship program is designed to give the next generation of professional musicians the best springboard to a career in music.

Hear what the 2023 Fellows think about their experience in the program.

The 2025 Fellowship program includes:

  • A stipend which covers performance calls across mainstage and chamber music performances.
  • Participation in chamber music performances and mainstage performances at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.
  • A program of professional training and performance activities including mentoring by members of the Sydney Symphony and masterclasses with our globally renowned guest artists and soloists.
  • Professional development in the areas of audition, rehearsal and performance preparation, stagecraft, career management as well as providing informed approaches to long-term health and wellbeing.

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • The Fellowship program is a year-long commitment and successful candidates will need to be resident in Sydney during their fellowship year.
  • If you are intending to study, you may need to defer your studies should you audition successfully.
  • Applications are taken from the following instruments: Flute + Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Tenor Trombone, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass.
  • Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen.
  • You must have finished high school and be no older than 29 years by 31 December 2024.
  • Must have extensive orchestral performance experience.
I had really high expectations because of what everyone talks about and how it's a great program, but it's still exceeded those expectations in just about every way.

– Jamie Dodd, 2023 Fellow