Tasmanian Youth Orchestra is governed by a skills-based voluntary Board with the suite of diverse skills necessary to govern TYO. The Board provides governance oversight for the organisation, including strategic planning, financial control, legal compliance and review of organisational performance. The Board is stable, aligned, progressive and innovative, with the majority of its members having served two to eight years. This Board has led a transformation of the organisation over the past five years and has a strong vision and strategy for the future.
The Board is supported by three dedicated sub-committees, which provide focused support and recommendations on specific areas of TYO's activities.
Jonothan has extensive experience in governance and management of community based not-for-profit organisations. An amateur musician, Jonathan joined the TYO Board in 2012 and is passionate about inspiring young people to play and enjoy music.
Jonathan is Director of Development at the Great Barrier Reef Foundation leading a global capital campaign and was previously CEO of Greening Australia in Tasmania and Victoria. Jonathan is a non-Executive Director with Give2Asia Australia, a subsidiary of USA based charity Give2Asia. Jonathan is a Winston Churchill Fellow and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Level: AMEB (or equivalent) GR3-5
Age range: 9-16 years
The TYO Sinfonietta runs to a ‘three ensembles in one’ model, allowing for additional mentoring and a stronger focus on musical development and technique. The ensemble caters for a broad age range, providing early orchestral experience for younger students, while also allowing older students who may have just started an orchestral instrument to gain ensemble experience.
TYO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Level: AMEB (or equivalent) GR5-7
Age range: 13-20 years
A high-challenge ensemble with a focus on chamber orchestra repertoire. Musicians accepted to this group will also be considered for single-program extension placements with the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra.
TYO PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
Level: AMEB (or equivalent) GR6+
Age range: 15-25 years
An advanced ensemble, the TYO Percussion Ensemble showcases the full range of percussion instruments and offers advanced technique development and repertoire extension for senior players. Percussion Ensemble players are also expected to be involved in the TYO core orchestral program.
THE TASMANIAN YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Level: AMEB (or equivalent) GR7+
Age range: 14-25 years
TYO’s flagship ensemble, providing exceptional development opportunities and outstanding performance experiences. The accomplished young musicians in this orchestra range in age from 14 to 25 and represent some of Tasmania's finest young musical talent.
Level: dependent on opportunity
Age range: all
TYO offers a range of extension opportunities to keen and capable players at all levels of the organisation - from section leadership roles, to single-program placements with a more advanced ensemble, to professionally mentored chamber groups. Generally these opportunities are by invitation: some required an additional audition.