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Melbourne Youth Orchestras

Become an MYO Songbird


The MYO Songbird Program

Like our young musicians, Australia’s melodious songbirds make magnificent music, with energy, vibrancy and enthusiasm.
Australian songbirds are recognised as the most remarkable in the world, an inspiring notion for our young learners and a reflection of our commitment to excellence.

Become an MYO Songbird and help us to fill the air with music.

Support us in building our nest as we continue to nurture and
inspire young learners.
As an MYO Songbird you will become part of our family, and will be gratefully recognised on our website and in all of our printed programs and guides. You will be the first to hear about our concerts, events and stories from participants about their experiences and achievements.

Your generous gift empowers young musicians from all backgrounds to hone their musical skills, learn teamwork, and gain the self-confidence and discipline necessary for a successful future.

Your gift to MYO will:
Help us with the hire and purchase costs for new musical scores, enabling our young learners to explore core repertoire and contemporary composition.

Contribute to scholarships for talented young learners from disadvantaged backgrounds who might otherwise be unable to participate.

Enable us to engage Victoria’s top conductors and music tutors and maintain our position as Victoria’s largest music education provider outside of schools.

Help us to maintain our musical instruments, ensuring that our young learners have access to the highest quality instruments possible.

Enable MYO to commission Australian composers to create new works, building the future of Australian music.

The MYO Songbirds

Lyrebird $5,000+
A song bird of extraordinary ability, unmatched in vocal repertoire and mimicry, rendering with great fidelity even the most complex of sounds.

Magpie-lark $1,000+
Among the most accomplished musicians in the animal kingdom. Magpie-larks are the conductors of the avian world, marking time for each other during their songs.

Singing Honeyeater $500+
A large range of lively and melodious calls, with a dawn chorus often lasting for an hour.

Crimson Rosella $100+
Usually encountered in small flocks, the lovely Crimson Rosella has a range of calls, from a delicate two-syllable song to metallic whistles.

Fairy-Wren < $100
With a sweet trilling song, wren chicks learn their mother’s song and incorporate a special ‘secret’ note into their calls.

All donations made to MYO over $2 are fully tax deductible.


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Contact Details

120 Southbank Boulevard

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.