Applications open for 2017 Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship program

Published by: Caitlin Benetatos | 1-Mar-2016
Applications open: Wed 2 Mar 2016 - Tue 26 Apr 2016. Applications are now open for the 2017 intake of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's internationally renowned Fellowship program. Following two intensive rounds of auditions, up to 18 of Australia's best and brightest young musicians will be offered a place in the year-long musician-training program. @sydsymph #sydneysymphony
The Fellowship, which forms part of the Orchestra's award-winning education program, is recognised as one of the world's leading musician-training programs. Over their 12 months with the SSO, the Fellows will be provided invaluable professional opportunities including working with SSO Chief Conductor and Artistic Director David Robertson, a guarantee of a minimum 40 paid calls with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, one-on-one lessons with SSO musicians, and participating in masterclasses with the Orchestra's guest artists.

In 2017, the program will once again be led by Fellowship Artistic Director and SSO Principal Viola Roger Benedict, who has successfully directed the program since its beginnings in 2001.

The 2017 Fellowship will be open to musicians who play the following instruments:

French Horn
Double Bass
Oboe Percussion

Applicants will be required to submit a video audition along with their application. Following this, the top applicants will be invited to audition in front of a panel of professional SSO musicians.

For more information on the 2017 application process, visit

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