TYO has moved online!

Online, undaunted play on! On 16 March 2020, Tasmanian Youth Orchestra made the difficult decision to suspend all face-to-face TYO activity until further notice, in line with medical and government advice around COVID-19/coronavirus. But while our wonderful TYOers may be at home, the music hasn't stopped! TYO Online launched for the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra in March and the Tasmanian Youth Chorale in April and the TYO Percussion Ensemble has been honing skills with a snare-drum 'boot camp'. We're hard at work refining online processes and aim to bring all our other ensembles online by mid-term 2.

In addition to our TYO Online program, we have asked TYO musos and singers to produce their own 'TYO Tonic', recording a piece of music they love  either by themselves or with someone in their household. Join us on Facebook to hear these wonderful TYO Tonics.  

We take heart and hope from music – which is a tonic in the trickiest of times – and wish our wider TYO family all the very best in coming weeks. Please note the TYO office is also closed but we're working from home (producing a whiz-bang new website, among other things) and you can still contact TYO staff

For the love of music

Tasmanian Youth Orchestra (or ‘TYO’) delivers classical music education, development and performance programs to young Tasmanian musicians and singers aged five to 25. Our vision is to inspire, nurture and develop young Tasmanians to perform to their very best and enjoy a lifelong love of music. 

Founded in 1965, the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra is one of the oldest state youth orchestras in Australia. TYO connects young Tasmanians to some of the best musicians in Australia and seeks to deliver a program of outstanding benefit. We provide pathways to professional careers, grow lifetime musicians and supporters of the arts; and encourage inspirational development and leadership journeys among the TYO family.  

TYO's program provides musical pathways for a wide range of participants – from those new to ensemble music, through to accomplished youth musicians who are already experienced performers. Our core ensembles have a range of entry points and include two symphony orchestras, a training string group, wind ensemble, percussion ensemble and two chorales.

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