Welcome to the NSYO Online
Latest update: we are at the start of the new year, please refer to the post about key dates and do not miss Registration and Parent Meeting day.
The Northern Sydney Youth Orchestra is a non-profit community organisation. Our youth orchestras rehearse weekly at Beecroft in the north-western region of Sydney. The Association presents several Family Concerts and special performances each year. The NSYO Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1983, performing its first concert at The King’s School, Parramatta. The association is now in its 30th year and currently has over one hundred and fifty talented young musicians aged from 5 to 25 years as members of the four orchestras. The String Orchestra was formed in 1994 and the Sinfonia a more advanced string ensemble was formed in 1985 . In mid 2001 a new woodwind and brass ensemble began rehearsals. In 2011 we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Wind Ensemble.
The NSYO changed its name from the Western Youth Orchestras at the beginning of 2006. The change of name was to reflect the location and drawing area of the association. Players come mainly from the northern and north-western suburbs of Sydney, although some members travel from other more distant Sydney suburbs. In 2007 the NSYO travelled to Vienna to participate in the International Youth & Music Festival. In 2009, members of the wind ensemble and symphony orchestra participated on a concert tour of the central west of NSW. During the 2011 July school holidays the Sinfonia, the Wind Ensemble and the Symphony Orchestra toured to Dubbo and other towns in the north western area of NSW.
We welcome approaches from young musicians to join the orchestras – why not contact us to find out how you or your students would benefit? The orchestras are supported by a volunteer association of parents and friends. We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors. If you would like to join us, please fill out NSYO Application Form.
The NSYO Association has an extensive music library. Inquiries are welcome.