Adelaide Youth Orchestras

AdYO 2016 Elite Training Program

"Ask the experienced rather than the learned."

Arabic Proverb

Adelaide Youth Orchestras is the leading provider of inspiring orchestral training for young musicians. AdYO is proud to launch the Elite Training Program.

This Program will provide 10 of our most promising young musicians with the unique opportunity to learn from leading professionals in their fields.

Making it to the top in the orchestral world in Australia and internationally is never easy, requiring dedication, hard work and timely mentorship. We believe the Elite Training Program will provide essential support for young musicians who have what it takes.

As part of the Elite Training Program, these young performers will participate in masterclasses with visiting international artists, learn public speaking and presentation skills, receive orchestral section leader coaching and perform in schools and community settings.

Our elite trainees will also receive weekly coaching and mentoring with AdYO's Artistic Director and internationally acclaimed chamber musician and music educator Keith Crellin OAM, founding violist of the Australian String Quartet.

Your donation will help South Australia's best young musicians on their way to becoming our next generation of outstanding orchestral musicians and soloists.

$150 provides an hour of coaching and mentoring for an elite trainee.

$250 supports an hour of public speaking coaching for 10 musicians.

$750 makes a school concert and workshop possible for 200 students.

$1,000 will make it possible for us to engage a visiting international artist to deliver a masterclass.

$2,000 will cover the full costs for a musician's elite traineeship.

I heartily commend this Elite Training Appeal which will see our young musicians given the opportunity to fast track into professional careers. Not all AdYO musicians are destined to be professional musicians, but there are many who in the future will grace our symphony orchestras, perform as soloists and perform chamber music at a professional level giving joy to many. This program focuses on providing training which will help them to realise this dream. Your assistance will be critical to this outcome.

Keith Crellin OAM, Artistic Director

I remember my years in the Adelaide Youth Orchestra very fondly. When I started, I was new to orchestral playing but found the environment extremely welcoming and supportive. This allowed me to develop my orchestral skills very quickly. I was given the position of concertmaster and I learned valuable lessons in leadership. The way that AdYO supported me at each stage of my musical journey was truly incredible.

Kate Worley, Concertmaster, Adelaide Youth Orchestra (2013)

Now recipient of the Nora Baird Bursary at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University.

AdYO provides an outstanding program of development for young musicians. From my experience as a tutor of the woodwind section, I see each young player arrive, set up and prepare for the tutorial and in no time they are building a rapport as a team, listening, blending and sharing their skills and musicianship and increasing their confidence. It is a privilege to work with them, observing their development from the sectional rehearsals to the final concert.

Elizabeth Koch OAM, Head of Performance, Elder Conservatorium of Music, The University of Adelaide

Contact Details

PO Box 327

08 8361 8896
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