Our Supporters

TYO relies on a diverse funding mix including player fees, donations, business sponsorships, in-kind support from our community based partners, and government grants for specific projects.  The TYO does not receive government support for its administration and weekly rehearsal programs.  

TYO programs are maintained at accessible entry points for our participants thanks to our supporters, who are vital to our ability to provide orchestral experiences and inspirational leadership opportunities and connect more young Tasmanian musicians with amazing experiences. We are extremely grateful for their assistance.

If you would like to join them in supporting Tasmania's young musicians and singers, you can do so here, with our thanks.

Meet some of our wonderful supporters

Tasmanian Government

TYO is reaching new heights and offering even greater access to high quality music education through the support of the Tasmanian Government. TYO receives support from the Department of Education and through the Minister for the Arts.

This support enables us to deliver our programs, offer a range of bursary options, including fee and travel assistance, and we'll soon be expanding those programs across the state in the near future.

Our 2018 TYO Chamber Music program is a Youth Arts Project, assisted through Arts Tasmania and Screen Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.

Our 2018 Community Concert Series is also made possible by the Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Each year the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra supports the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra with our highlight event of the year for our most experienced players - the TSO Big Rehearsal.  The TSO Big Rehearsal is a full day rehearsal led by led by an internationally acclaimed conductor.  Each TYO player buddies up with a TSO player for the ultimate orchestral experience.  With over 90 players on stage the two orchestras work together for the day, having a wonderful time, creating a memorable learning experience for the TYO players.  Thank you TSO for this terrific support!

Hobart College

TYO has a wonderful partnership with Hobart College that allows us to set aside funds to support those participants who need it most. As a result, we are able to ensure no one misses out from getting involved. A huge thank you to our partners and supporters who make this happen.

The Hutchins School

The Tasmanian Youth Orchestra is grateful for the valuable support provided by The Hutchins School.  Each week the TYO rehearses at Dudley Clark Performing Arts Centre, a wonderful purpose built facility that is provided free of charge by The Hutchins School to the TYO.  This support is critical to keeping our player fees low and our musicians thriving.


CutCommon is the brainchild of TYO alumna, Stephanie Eslake. Their generous in-kind marketing support and unwavering advocacy is enormously appreciated.

The Friends' School

The Friends' School generously provides the TYO with pro-bono use of the Farrall Centre for our Hobart concerts.  This beautiful centre provides the perfect concert venue with wonderful acoustics in a very comfortable and professional setting.

Rob Cossom

TYO Alumnus and Percussionist of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Robert Cossom has generously donated a hand-crafted snare drum for the benefit of TYO musicians. In 2017, Robert also mentored our players and joined us as soloist.

University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music

TYO collaborates with the UTAS School of Creative Arts (Music) for many rewarding musical opportunities. We greatly appreciate their support through performance opportunities and hope you'll join us at the Stanley Burbury Auditorium in May and November!

Cadenza Apparel

Born out of a need to clothe her own youth orchestra cellist daughter in appropriate concert blacks, Cadenza Apparel is now the go-to for all performance attire needs. As part of our partnership, Cadenza Apparel will be in town exclusively for TYO families – come along to our End of Year Concerts to see these purpose-made designs first-hand.


Fuji Xerox Tasmania

Music and rehearsal resources are at the very heart of what we do and it’s thanks to our partnership with Fuji Xerox Tasmania that we’re able to continue to provide material to make music. We thank Fuji Xerox Tasmania also for their contribution to our gorgeous brochures and collateral.


Scotch Oakburn College

Scotch Oakburn College are partnering with TYO to provide more exceptional, innovative music education opportunities to students in the North and North West, with the launch of TYO’s 2019 Ensemble Workshop Program.


TSO Friends

TSO Friends are the bridge between the orchestra and the audience and offer support to young Tasmanians in their pursuit of musical excellence. Through this partnership, two orchestral musicians will be eligible for partial fee bursary in TYO’s annual program.


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.


Our Donors

Individual donors, over $1,000


Individual donors, $250 to $1,000

The Honorable Elise Archer MP 
Jonathan Duddles 
Frances Underwood 
William Lane

Individual donors, up to $250

Rosemary Antonini
Frances Butler
Paul Costin and Barbara Haydock
Tony Crehan
Michelle Forbes
James Nicholson

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