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Fellowship Applications

Applications for the 2023 Fellowship are now closed

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

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, 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 2022.
  • Must have extensive orchestral performance experience.
Being a Fellow was really pivotal for my orchestral playing. It was during that year that I began to understand how to play in an orchestra, which I really believe is something you can only learn by doing it, preferably alongside excellent, experienced mentors.

– Kate Lawson, Principal Piccolo, Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Sydney Symphony Fellow in 2008.