Australian Chamber Orchestra String Workshop

Australian Chamber Orchestra String Workshop

Applications are open now. Download application form HERE
Applications close 
Friday 6 April

Please note, this  workshop is open to Tasmanian residents only.
Full-time university students &  Grade 11 & 12 secondary school students may apply.
Free to selected participants.

Presented by the TSO in partnership with the UTAS Conservatorium

The ACO conducts String Workshops during their national tours each year. Students become part of the ACO for a morning, learning rehearsal and performance techniques and playing alongside ACO musicians.

The TSO, in partnership with the UTAS Conservatorium, is thrilled to present this workshop in Hobart as an extension activity for advanced Tasmanian string students. The workshop is free of charge and runs for three hours.

Curriculum-linked professional development resources based on rehearsal leadership and techniques are provided for teachers to support the workshop. Teachers are invited to observe the workshop and talk with our musicians afterwards. String workshops are extension activities for advanced string students.

Monday 14 May
Conservatorium Recital Hall

(Photo credit: Fiora Sacco)

TSO Big Rehearsal

TSO Big Rehearsal

Each year the TSO invites members of the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra to join them onstage for an intense day of side-by-side rehearsing. In 2018 aspiring student musicians will be mentored by members of the TSO as they prepare a program of orchestral masterworks under the baton of TSO Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Marko Letonja.

Saturday 11 August
The Farrall Centre


Rising Star

Rising Star

Calling all budding soloists! If you can play your instrument at Grade 8 AMEB level or equivalent (or higher!) and have a yearning to perform as soloist with an orchestra, the Rising Star Competition is for you. Fill out an application form and you could be on your way to being our next Rising Star.

Shortlisted Applicants will be required to audition in the TSO Studio and the lucky winner will get to perform with the TSO.
Please note, this competition is open to Tasmanian residents only. 

Entries now open. Download application form HERE

Entries close Friday 10 August 2018
Auditions Tuesday 18 September

TSO Masterclasses in Launceston

DOWNLOAD Application Form here.
Applications close Friday 16 March 2018

Saturday 14 April
Scotch Oakburn College
Performing Arts Centre, Newstead

TSO musicians take up residence at the Scotch Oakburn College Performing Arts Centre to lead 16 individual masterclasses with selected students from the North and North West of Tasmania. Up to six participants per masterclass will be selected by an application process.  Applicants must be 25 years or under. Masterclasses are available for the following orchestral instruments:

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

TSO musicians participating in Masterclasses*

Douglas Mackie flute

David Nuttall oboe

Andrew Seymour clarinet

Tahnee van Herk bassoon

Geoff Lierse horn

Mark Bain trumpet

Jonathon Ramsay trombone and euphonium

Mitchell Nissen bass trombone and tuba

Matthew Goddard timpani

Tracey Patten percussion

Jenny Owen violin (advanced)

Lucy Carrig-Jones violin (intermediate)

David Wicks viola

Sue-Ellen Paulsen cello

Aurora Henrich double bass

*Subject to applications received

Observers are most welcome!

In Partnership with Scotch Oakburn College