Australian Youth Orchestra

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The Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) is an Australian organisation for young musicians. It operates the flagship Youth Orchestra as well as Camerata Australia, Young Australian Concert Artists and Young Symphonists. It also runs several other activities including master classes, outreach programmes and a generous scholarship scheme. It is a member of the "Australian Roundtable for Arts Training Excellence".[1]

The AYO finds its origins in the music camps founded by John Bishop and Ruth Alexander in 1948. These camps saw the foundation of the National Music Camp Association (NCMA) in 1951. The Youth Orchestra itself debuted in 1957 at the Sydney Town Hall.

The organisation changed its name to Youth Music Australia in 1993 before adopting the name of its flagship in 2000.

Awards and nominations[edit]

APRA Classical Music Awards[edit]

The APRA Classical Music Awards are presented annually by Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and Australian Music Centre (AMC).[2]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2007 Body TorqueThe Australian Ballet, Australian Youth Orchestra, Sonic Art Ensemble Outstanding Contribution by an Organisation[3] Nominated
2006 National Music Camp Composition Program, Body Torque – Australian Youth Orchestra, The Australian Ballet Outstanding Contribution to Australian Music in Education[4] Won


  1. ^ Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (2008-09-15). "Arts training bodies". Archived from the original on 21 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  2. ^ "Classical Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 25 May 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "2007 Finalists - Classical Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 4 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "2007 Winners - Classical Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 4 May 2010. 

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Coordinates: 33°51′25.13″S 151°12′31.38″E / 33.8569806°S 151.2087167°E / -33.8569806; 151.2087167