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MSO Education Partnerships

MSO is proud to partner with leading educational institutions to support the next generation of musical talent.

MSOAYO String Fellowships

MSO String Fellowships for members of the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) involve an intensive week of one-on-one coaching between MSO mentors and AYO fellowship recipients, concerto and excerpt workshops and professional development sessions aimed at developing the skills and knowledge needed for young musicians entering the life of a professional orchestra. The Fellowship culminates in an audition for a casual engagement with the MSO.

MSOMYO Partnership

MSO works in partnership with Melbourne Youth Orchestras (MYO) offering mutual support for the development of young talent. In 2020, the partnership will include MYO offering scholarships to support participants in MSO’s Pizzicato Effect program to attend Summer School in January as well as become members of MYO weekly Saturday ensembles.

Master of Music (Orchestral Performance)

The first qualification of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, this two-year Master of Music (Orchestral Performance) will be delivered by Melbourne University in partnership with MSO.

In addition to developing elite-level performance skills, young musicians will be able to manage their professional lives and understand what it takes physically and mentally to sustain a career across decades of performing music. During the course, students will learn how to identify, manage and prevent types of health risks and have practical experiences working alongside MSO staff in a host of areas including artistic program development, philanthropy, library, education and outreach, marketing and sales.

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