Congratulations to Holly Harrison on her appointment as TSO's inaugural ACS Composer in Residence!

The TSO will be hosting workshops in 2022-2023 for the next intake of ACS participants. The application process will take place later this year (2020). More details to come.

The TSO Australian Composers’ School (ACS) is a unique opportunity to develop orchestral composition skills with one of Australia’s foremost symphony orchestras. This exciting program is an integral part of the TSO’s Training portfolio.

Building on the success of past schools, the TSO for the first time provided a two-year program across 2018-2019 aimed at identifying and preparing composers on the cusp of their professional careers as orchestral composers. We are thrilled to share the success of this program through a series of interviews produced by Brad Harris about this year's Australian Composers' School workshop of four concertino-style compositions: Harry Sdraulig Icarus; Ella Macens Glass Ocean; Mark Holdsworth Cerberus and Holly Harrison Hotwire.

Harry Sdraulig composer and Lloyd Hudson piccolo

Ella Macens composer and Dinah Woods cor anglais

Mark Holdsworth composer and Mitchell Nissen bass trombone

Holly Harrison composer and Stefanie Farrands viola

ACS Director Matthew Hindson AM