Donate to this fund if you want to bring music to children in the classroom and inspire our audiences of tomorrow.
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra is passionate about connecting meaningfully with audiences and musicians everywhere. Introducing children to the instruments of an orchestra and its resplendent sound, supporting teachers and inspiring learning around Australia is part of teaching the next generation of professional musicians and music lovers.
Under the artistic direction of our Chief Conductor, David Robertson, we offer schools and teachers:
School children across the state benefit from our Education programs. Our schools concerts, held across Sydney and regional NSW, bring music to many who would never have the experience of live classical music and the inspiration and joy it brings.
But it runs deeper. Music is mandatory in NSW primary schools, but in the majority of public schools music is not taught due to the lack of teacher-training and confidence in teaching it. The SSO's TunEd-Up!™ course supports primary school teachers from across the state to develop the musical skills they need. This intensive week long training course is changing the lives of the teachers who participate in the course, the children they teach and, as a result, their communities.
A gift to the Education Fund helps transform lives through music.