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Sunshine Coast Council, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra are pleased and excited to be able to invite you/your students to apply to take part in a special event in the first week of the September school holidays.

We will be forming a selected string orchestra and symphonic orchestra to work with renowned conductors and members of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Rehearsals will be held on Monday 24th September in the afternoon and Wednesday 26th September afternoon and evening. Students will have the unique opportunity to be tutored by the QSO members and sitting beside them in performance. All students will rehearse with acclaimed conductor Guy Noble and string players will have the added bonus of working with renowned string educator Mark Sullivan during the Monday session. The final Monday session will include an invitation to musicians’ parents to hear students give a short performance at Matthew Flinders Anglican College Performance Centre.

The sessions will culminate in a performance at Caloundra Events Centre with members of the QSO playing in the ensembles side-by-side with students. After the students have performed the QSO will be performing their program of Movie Music under the baton of Guy Noble.

The students’ pieces to be performed are Finlandia by Sibelius and The Dargason (Last movement of St. Paul’s Suite) by Holst.

Students will need to be of the highest level, committed to learning the music beforehand and must be available for both afternoon rehearsals on the Monday and Wednesday and the evening concert.

String Players – Violins Gr 6 – 8 minimum Viola’s/Cello’s – Gr 5 minimum Double Bass Gr4/5 min
Brass, Winds – Gr 6 minimum
Percussionists – Gr 5 minimum

To apply to take part applicants will need to send the application form from this website to Maria Salmon, Director of Music of the SCYO – maria@scyo.org.au.
Applications must be received by June 10th. Students will be advised of their success shortly after this date.

There is no cost involved to students.