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Fellowship Applications

Applications for the 2022 Fellowship are now open!

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 2022 Fellowship close Wednesday 7 July 2021. And don’t stress, you’ll receive results via email on Friday 23 July 2021.


Fellowship auditions are in two rounds. The first round is audition by video – YouTube, Vimeo or similar. Successful candidates are invited through to the second round live auditions in Sydney.

First Round: Application Form & Audition Video

Round 2 Auditions in Sydney

Successful candidates will be contacted via email on Friday 23 July 2021 and invited to one of the below live audition dates in Sydney.

  • Monday 9 August, from 5pm – Cello
  • Tuesday 10 August, from 1pm – Clarinet
  • Wednesday 11 August, from 1pm – Trombone, Bassoon
  • Saturday 14 August – Oboe
  • Monday 16 August, from 5pm – Percussion + Timpani
  • Monday 23 August, from 5pm – Horn
  • Saturday 28 August – Violin, Double Bass
  • Monday 30 August – Viola, Trumpet, Flute
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.