TSO Scholarship in Orchestral Studies

TSO Scholarship in Orchestral Studies

TSO Scholarship In Orchestral Studies

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra is one of Australia’s major professional orchestras. It supports the advanced education of talented musicians through its scholarship program. As a result of a partnership between the TSO and the University’s Conservatorium of Music, up to five successful applicants will enter the Graduate Diploma of Music Studies majoring in Orchestral Studies (applicants for other postgraduate courses or honours may also be eligible to apply).

The TSO and the Conservatorium of Music have fostered a close working relationship that will allow for excellent mentoring and training at a professional level associated with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

An integral part of each scholarship is gaining valuable professional experience as a performer through taking part in a number of TSO subscription concerts. Other opportunities for paid casual performances with the Orchestra may be available from time to time.

For more information and to apply, click here

TSO Australian Composers' School

The TSO Australian Composers’ School is a unique opportunity to experience an intense week of orchestral composition training in one of Australia’s most beautiful cities. The aim of the Composers’ School is to seek out and develop talented composers who wish to hone their orchestral writing skills.

Successful applicants will travel to Tasmania to work closely with leading composers, hear their own music performed by a professional symphony orchestra, learn more about the art of composition through an orchestration task and other assignments prior to the school, rehearsals, workshops and lectures. The week will include a presentation of works from the Composers’ School which will be recorded with the assistance of ABC Classic FM. This exciting program is an integral part of the TSO’s Australian Music Program.

Schools runs from Oct 9-13

In 2017 the Australian Composers’ School staff are:

Paul Stanhope director




Brenton Broadstock tutor









Jessica Wells tutor









Elena Schwarz conductor

Australian Conducting Academy

Australian Conducting Academy

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with UTAS, will host The Australian Conducting Academy Summer School January 25 to February 2, 2018. Under the leadership of Course Director Johannes Fritzsch, who begins his three year appointment as the TSO’s inaugural Principal Guest Conductor in 2018, students will benefit from rehearsals with pianists as well as at least five orchestra calls with the TSO over the course of the school. Open to Australian and New Zealand permanent residents, The Australian Conducting Academy plays a vital role in nourishing talented emerging conductors, and supports graduates in building substantial careers both in Australia and internationally.

“The TSO is a special environment – the players are very passionate about training, they are incredibly patient and nurturing of talented young musicians, and have made a huge contribution to the future success of many musicians in Australia and around the world,” said The TSO’s Director of Artistic Planning, Simon Rogers.  “The TSO is already widely known for its training activities nationally and will always seek to be very active in this space. With our new relationship with UTAS, there is an opportunity for us to jointly develop a real niche in this specialist area.”

The course will take place at the TSO and UTAS Conservatorium of Music Thursday 25 January –Friday 2 February, 2018. Applications open on Monday August 14 and close on Friday September 8. Application details available Monday 31 July, 2017.

Australian Conducting Academy

2018 Summer School
Thursday 25 January –Friday 2 February, 2018
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Hobart, Tasmania

Applications open on Monday August 14 and close on Friday September 8.

Application details available Monday 31 July, 2017

National Women Composers’ Development Program

National Women Composers’ Development Program

2017 Workshop
17-18 October
Elena Schwarz conductor
Read more about Elena

Follow this link to learn more about the program: http://music.sydney.edu.au/study/national-women-composers-development-program/

Ella Macens composer
Natalie Nicolas composer
Elizabeth Younan composer
Clare Johnston composer







TSO/AYO in concert
Out of this World
15 October 2016

TSO/AYO Wind, Brass & Percussion Fellowships

National Women Composers’ Development Program Workshop
In partnership with The University of Sydney, Sydney Conservatorium of Music





Symphony Australia TSO Composers’ School

The 2016 staff included Director Richard Mills, Conductor Hamish McKeich and Tutor James Ledger. Participating composers were Chris Williams, Timothy Tate, Jakob Bragg and Stephen de Filippo.

Symphony Services International Conductor Program

 Symphony Australia