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Fellowship Applications

Applications for the 2024 Fellowship are now closed

The Fellowship program is designed to give young aspiring musicians the best springboard to a career in music.

The 2024 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 renewed 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 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
  • To fully participate in the opportunities presented throughout the Fellowship, it is highly recommended that you defer your studies or involvement in contending programs should you audition successfully
  • Applications are taken from the following instruments: Flute + Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Tenor Trombone, Timpani + Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello and 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 2023
  • Must have extensive orchestral performance experience.


Fellowship auditions are in two rounds. The first-round is audition by video – YouTube, Vimeo or similar and is due by 11:59pm Friday 5 May 2023. Successful candidates are invited through to the second-round live auditions in Sydney from the week commencing Monday 5 June 2023.