Vacancies for 2017

Queensland Youth Orchestra 2 (Min. AMEB Grade 6): Violin, Viola, Bass Trombone.
Rehearses Saturday afternoons 1.30-4.30pm.

Queensland Youth Orchestra 3 (Min. AMEB Grade 5): Violin, Viola, Bass, Oboe.
Rehearses Saturday afternoons 1.15-4.00pm.

Junior String Ensemble: Violin (Min. AMEB Grade 5) and Viola (Min. AMEB Grade 4).
Rehearses Saturday mornings 8.45-11.30am.

Wind Symphony (Min. AMEB Grade 7): B flat Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Bassoon, Oboe, French Horn, Tenor Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba.
Rehearses Friday evenings 7.00-9.30pm.

Wind Ensemble: Flute (Min. AMEB Grade 6). Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Trombone, Double Bass, Percussion. (Min. AMEB Grade 4).
Rehearses Friday evenings 6.00-8.30pm.

Queensland Youth Symphony and Big Band: No vacancies at present


Auditions for 2017

Applications for 2017 are now closed. See above listings for remaining vacancies.

Applications to join QYO in 2018 will open May. Closing date for applications will be Sunday 30 July 2017.

Queensland Youth Orchestras (QYO) provides outstanding orchestral experiences for musicians aged 8 to 25. In seven orchestras and ensembles, QYO members develop their musical skills in a nurturing environment alongside musicians of a similar age and standard.

Based at the historic Old Museum Building at Bowen Hills, QYO provides an annual program of rehearsals, tutorials, concerts, camps and tours. Concerts attract large audiences in venues that include the Old Museum Concert Hall and the QPAC Concert Hall. Weekly rehearsals are scheduled during school and university terms and some orchestras undertake day trips or local tours of two to seven days duration. QYS tours internationally once every four years.

Each orchestra has a weekend music camp during first term, except QYS and Big Band. It is an integral part of the year’s training and all members are encouraged to attend. The camp fee is included in the annual membership fee. For further details on orchestras, repertoire, conductors and other information, please visit

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Message from John Curro, Director Of Music

I invite you to audition for a place in next year’s QYO ensembles. Whichever group you choose, you will receive excellent performance opportunities and first rate training by a team of quality professional conductors and tutors. 2017 is a specially exciting year for the Queensland Youth Symphony, which will undertake its 13th international tour in December.

Naturally your membership must be taken seriously.This means a commitment to rehearsals, tutorials and concerts, and an agreement to abide by the rules concerning  absences. Good luck with it all, we hope to see you in next year’s QYO, making fabulous music together.


John Curro AM MBE
QYO Director of Music and Founder (1966)