Fellowship Applications

Applications for Fellowship 2018 are now open!

The SSO Fellowship program is a year-long commitment and successful candidates will need to be resident in Sydney during 2018. If you are intending to study in 2018 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, Percussion + Timpani, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass.

To be eligible to apply you need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, have finished high school, and be aged 29 years or younger as at 31 December 2017.

How to Apply

Fellowship auditions are in two rounds. The first round is audition by video - YouTube, Vimeo or similar. Successful candidates will be invited to attend second round live auditions in Sydney (see dates below). To apply, submit an online application form AND audition video + recording declaration form by midnight on MONDAY 1 MAY 2017.

STEP 1: Complete the online application form HERE
Please note the documents and information you'll need to complete this form.

  • A one page Resume in PDF format. Include relevant qualifications, institutes attended and dates completed (e.g. BMUS Sydney Con 2015). And a list of relevant orchestral, ensemble and solo experience (with dates where possible). Include professional orchestral work, state youth orchestras, AYO, university orchestras, community orchestras, other ensembles and employment.
  • The contact details of one professional referee (such as your instrumental teacher).

STEP 2: Download the First Round Audition List requirements by clicking on your instrument from the list in the RH column. This contains the set repertoire (if applicable), excerpt list and recording guidelines. Finally email your audition video URL links + recording declaration form to auditions@sydneysymphony.com by midnight on MONDAY 1 MAY 2017.


First Round Video

Early March 2017: Applications Open
Mon 1 May 2017: Applications Close
Approx Fri 19 May 2017: Results communicated to applicants

Second Round Live Auditions in Sydney

Fri 9 Jun 2017: Clarinet, Oboe
Fri 16 Jun 2017: Flute
Sat 17 Jun 2017: Percussion
Sat 24 Jun 2017: Horn, Bassoon
Mon 26 Jun 2017: Trombone
Wed 28 Jun 2017: Trumpet
Fri 30 Jun 2017: Violin, Cello
Sat 1 Jul 2017: Viola, Double Bass

Please note that dates are subject to change

For more information please email auditions@sydneysymphony.com

Learn more about the Fellowship