The TSO Australian Composers’ School 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 Australian Music Program. TSO will provide a two-year course aimed at identifying and preparing composers on the cusp of their professional careers as orchestral composers suitable for possible commission opportunities from professional orchestras upon graduation.

The ACS Director for 2022-2023 is Matthew Hindson. Joining him are tutors Maria Grenfell (2022), Holly Harrison (2022), Jessica Wells (2023) and Paul Stanhope (2023).

Successful applicants will work with Matthew Hindson over a two-year period, spending a week in Tasmania each year to attend workshops with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

For the 2022 workshop, participants will write two orchestral works, plus exercises/arrangements as assigned. Works for 2023 will be of a commercial (e.g. film score) and/or collaborative nature (e.g. concertino).