Exhilarating and inspiring, the Adelaide Youth Orchestras is the premier platform for gifted young musicians in South Australia. Over 250 young people aged 8 - 24 years participate in four orchestras, training, rehearsing and performing in city and regional venues. Donors are invited to contribute to our organisation's future through five innovative programs.
Scholarships Program - Each year around thirty scholarships are provided to gifted young musicians according to economic need. They might have financial constraints, or long distances to travel, making it difficult to attend rehearsals and performances. Imagine if these brilliant young musicians were not able to participate in our orchestras.
Training and Development - Many young musicians pursuing a career in music gain their early experiences with the Adelaide Youth Orchestras. We provide employment and professional development for tutors, conductors, orchestra coordinators and administrators. Through positive role modeling, our leaders provide a crucial formative experience for our young musicians, and an important reflection of the world beyond their school environments.
Commissioning New Works - One of the most sought-after opportunities in the world of music is to be commissioned to write an original work for orchestra. We have the inherent flexibility to work with developing and established Australian composers to rehearse and perform new works. Commissioning the creation of musical repertoire is one of the most satisfying ways of contributing to our work.
Schools Program - Bringing the youth orchestra into school environments is an inspirational means for creating a love of music in all children. How extraordinary it must be to see and hear an orchestra at close range. Many children would have little or no understanding of what it takes to create the sound of an orchestra so this experience becomes one of their most treasured memories of childhood.
Regional Touring - Our youth orchestras are sought after to perform in local communities across the state. And, our young musicians crave these kinds of experiences and to be stretched in their musical practice. Our aim is to always ensure these performances are highly accessible. For many people, seeing and hearing the Adelaide Youth Orchestras perform live is their first experience of the power of orchestral music.
Teamwork, creativity and leadership are the driving forces within our organisation. We give brilliant young musicians the life affirming experience of playing with one of our four orchestras. Whether they continue in music, science, medicine, business or public service, they are our future leaders. Their creativity is an exceptional asset to South Australia and its standing as a place of innovation and prosperity.
Are donations tax deductible?
Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.
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