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MSO Work Experience offers students an opportunity for meaningful, well-rounded engagement with MSO as a major performing arts company, as well as the arts sector more broadly.

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“The MSO is a family and I want to be part of it. I learned how much it means and what you love to do as a team.”

– Work experience student

What does work experience at MSO involve?

Placements are run in a group format, with a strong focus on arts administration. During their time with the MSO, students will have the opportunity to meet with musicians and staff, mix with MSO’s industry-leading artistic planning team, observe orchestral rehearsals and explore Melbourne’s arts precinct.

Most of all, students will come away from their placement with a broad understanding of the role played by the MSO – as a cornerstone of Melbourne’s rich cultural heritage – in the Victorian and Australian performing arts industries.

2024 Applications are now closed.

Students attending Secondary School in Victoria aged 15 years+ as of the placement date are eligible to participate. The MSO accepts up to 30 students per placement and holds two placements which run for three days:

  • Tuesday 25 June to Thursday 27 June 2024, 10am-4pm
  • Tuesday 27 August to Thursday 29 August 2024, 10am-4pm

“The most enjoyable aspect was talking with the MSO musicians and gaining a better understanding of putting on a performance.”

– Work experience student

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