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Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO)

Australian Youth Orchestra

The Australian Youth Orchestra exists to empower all Australians with inspiration, knowledge and a love for music. Each year we engage with over 500 musicians on the cusp of a career in music, and more than 3,000 music students in classrooms across all of Australia. We connect young people with the best music training programs and with each other, allowing them to learn, innovate and grow as emerging artists and young adults.

From the power of quality music education in the classroom, the chance to represent the nation on the world stage on an international tour, to the opportunity to bring Australia’s best musicians together to create, innovate and grow through our programs, every dollar is valued. There is no Australian Youth Orchestra without your support.

We urge you to join us, and give as generously as you can to AYO today to help us safeguard the opportunities, ambition, and future of our orchestral music ambassadors of tomorrow through a gift to a priority area of support of your choice:

AYO Priorities
Sustain the quality and reach of our unique training pathways by allowing us to allocate your gift to an area of greatest need today.

AYO Scholarships
Transform a young musician’s life and allow our most gifted musicians experiencing financial hardship to access the same opportunities as their peers through AYO Scholarship support.

International Touring Program
Empower Australia’s best young musicians with the opportunity of a lifetime, representing the nation as cultural ambassadors on the world stage.

Orchestral Pathways
Connect the country’s best young musicians with Australia’s leading music training programs, and each other, by supporting programs like National Music Camp, Young Symphonists, AYO seasons, and Momentum Ensemble.

Innovation and Community Fund
Inspire AYO participants and audiences to explore and experience music in new and diverse ways, including online learning programs, Momentum Ensemble in-school residencies in disadvantaged schools, the creation of new music, and innovative learning opportunities for 21st century artists.

National Music Teacher Mentoring Program
Create opportunities for every child to access quality music education in the classroom across remote, regional, and metropolitan Australia. 


To support AYO over the phone, contact Roxy Kavanagh, Director of Development:

By phone 03 8420 5710
By email

AYO is a not-for-prot organisation with Deductible Gift­ Recipient (DGR) status. Donations of $2 or more are fully tax-deductible. ABN 42 004 355 739.

­There is no Australian Youth Orchestra without your support.

Every gift is valued, regardless of the size.

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Level 2, Building 3, 658 Church Street

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