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Fellowship Applications

Applications for the 2022 Fellowship have closed.

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

But first, we need just a few things from you:

  • 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, Timpani + Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass.
  • Applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen;
  • Must have finished high school and be no older than 29 years as at 31 December 2021 for the 2022 Fellowship;
  • Must have extensive performance experience.


Applications for the 2022 Sydney Symphony Fellowship have closed. Candidates successful through to the second round have been notified.

Round 2 Auditions

Current Round 2 candidates will be contacted directly via email on Friday 6 August 2021 with their Round 2 audition pack. Please refer to the audition pack for video recording guidelines, recording declaration form, and audition repertoire. Round 2 submissions are due by Wednesday 1st September 2021, 5pm AEST. Please use the button below to submit your Round 2 audition.

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.