Northern Ensemble Workshop Program 

This program will run across Launceston, Devonport, and Burnie. Make new friends, learn about ensemble playing, and experience the big sound of a large group. Guest mentors, conductors, and tutors will work with students in this special workshop program. Each location will host workshops in terms 1, 2 and 3. Term 4 will feature an all-in, mega ensemble in Devonport. You can attend as many as you like in any location. Dates and details announced soon. Register your interest to be the first to find out! 

Sign up for one, two, or all of them!

Conductors and mentors will include musicians from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Virtuosi Tasmania, and interstate specialists such as Ben Castle and Amberley Bremner.

Term 1 Dates

Saturday 16 March - Devonport (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
with Yoram Levy*

Sunday 24 March - Launceston (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
with Gwyn Roberts

Sunday 30 March - Burnie (10:00am - 12:00pm)
with Ben Castle and Amberley Bremner

Term 2 Dates

Sunday 5 May - Burnie (9:00am - 11:00am)
With William Newbery*

Sunday 26 May - Launceston (1:30pm - 4:30pm)
With Karen Kyriakou 

Sunday 16 Jun - Devonport (1:30pm - 3:30pm)
With Dale Brown

Term 3 Dates

Cancellation notice: all TYO Northern Workshops for term 3 (Burnie, Devonport and Launceston) have been cancelled – but we’ll be back in term 4! 

Why the change? We had lots of people contact us and say they wanted to come to the scheduled workshops but they just couldn’t make the dates work this term, due to intensive school commitments and the amount of other activities scheduled in the region. Thanks for the feedback: it helps us make good decisions around resourcing and scheduling. 

We’ll be in touch with participants soon to advise dates and plans for term 4 – and we hope to see you there!

To register and find out more about each workshop, head to our Events page.

No auditions necessary for this program but registrations are essential.

Ensemble Information


Approximate Standard**  Music Grade 2 - 5
Approximate Age Range 10 to 20
Fee per workshop $20
Fee for three workshops $50
Fee for all 10 workshops $150
Instruments Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Electric Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion.

** Music grades are indicative of standard - exams are not a prerequisite for entry.

Parents, please join us for the last half hour of each workshop to hear a taste of what has been learnt through the day. We'd also love to invite music teachers to come along to any of the Ensemble Workshops. Join us to experience each guest mentor's methods for ensemble rehearsals. Places are limited so please email Lauren Foreman to register, including your name, instrument (if relevant), which workshop/s you would like to attend, and please attach a copy of your working with vulnerable people check -

* Courtesy of Virtuosi Tasmania. Workshop attendees also get a FREE ticket to the Virtuosi Tasmania concert featuring their mentor!

Virtuosi Tasmania

TYO's 2019 Ensemble Workshop Program features artists from around Tasmania and Australia. Special workshops are presented in partnership with Virtuosi Tasmania, featuring performing artists as mentors.

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