TYO delivers instrumental and choral music education, development and performance programs to young Tasmanian musicians and singers aged five to 25. Founded in 1965, the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra was the very first youth orchestra in Australia.
OUR VISION: TASMANIA IS A VIBRANT, UNIQUE PLACE FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC, WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE THRIVE!
Our Purpose. Classical orchestral and choral training, leadership development and performance opportunities – offered statewide to young Tasmanians aged five to 25.
We seek to deliver programs of outstanding quality and benefit – increasing musical participation, providing pathways to professional careers and growing lifetime musicians and supporters of the arts. TYO programs provide musical pathways for a wide range of participants, from those new to ensemble music, through to accomplished youth musicians who are already experienced performers. Musicians in TYO ensembles also have opportunity to participate, at no additional cost, in a second TYO ensemble or a TYO Tasmanian Chorale.
A key element of TYO’s offering is exceptional performance opportunities, including high artistic value collaborations with professional musicians. All TYO musicians and singers will have opportunity to perform in at least three TYO concerts each year, plus community performances. For intermediate and senior ensembles, performance opportunities will include regional ‘mini-tours’ and chamber concerts. Senior ensembles will experience full collaborations with professional ensembles such as Van Diemen’s Band and the TSO. These performances are an outstanding benefit of TYO participation and collaborations are particularly valuable to young people who may be considering a professional career in the sector.
Ensemble work is our focus. We make music together.
We work together rigorously but with kindness. We value, support, nurture, challenge and honour each other.
The TYO family is open, honest and trusting. We keep each other safe.
We are creative to the core – our creative spark informs our thinking, our processes and our practice.
We make space for our differences and choose to honour and accept each other as fellow musicians.
We respect the traditions and high standards of our musical heritage. We commit to bringing our very best to our lifelong musical journey.