The.SYO 2024

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Established in 1973 by legendary conductor and educator Peter Seymour, The.SYO has become an important steppingstone for hundreds of young musicians into professional careers in the arts and music sectors.

Celebrating over 50 years of connection through music, The.SYO is the flagship orchestra of Sydney Youth Orchestras (SYO).

Presenting multiple programs annually, The.SYO provides a pre-professional environment for young musicians to connect, create and champion orchestral music, with SYO alumni featured within all professional orchestras across Australia and worldwide.

In 2024, The.SYO will be led by new Chief Conductor Stanley Dodds. With a deep passion for music and dedication to developing young talent, Dodds is committed to SYO’s mission to inspire, cultivate and champion the next generation of musicians.

Meet the Principal Musicians of The.SYO

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(for beginner to pre-professional musicians)
(our pre-professional orchestra)