Specialised training for talented young conductors and composers has long been a priority for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. A range of intensive programs are offered throughout the year, with successful applicants coming from all over Australia and New Zealand. Course participants get to work with leaders in their respective fields and, uniquely, have an orchestra at their disposal. Alumni of the TSO’s various elite training programs include conductors Elena Schwarz (admitted to the 2018-19 Dudamel Fellowship Program with the Los Angeles Philharmonic) and Nicholas Carter (Principal Conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra), and composer Melody Eötvös.

The Heyward Prize

Australian Conducting Academy Summer School 2020 

Australian Composers’ School 2018-2019

Louise Crossley Conducting Workshop

The Aviva Scholarship 

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.

More information coming soon!